Tag: Horizontal Stabilizer

  • Joyrider: Covering

    Joyrider: Covering

    After the details are finished I can finally focus on the covering. Some model builders seem to regard covering as an irksome work and necesarry evil, but I actually enjoy it. To me it’s like a metamorphosis: the bare framing of the aicraft, as pretty as it is, equals a caterpillar, which is yet to […]

  • Joyrider: Tailplane Assembly

    Joyrider: Tailplane Assembly

    Finishing the vertical stabilizer only leaves the tailplane’s assembly. Here, three important objectives have to be met: the horizontal stabilizer must be in parallel to the long axis, so must the vertical stabilizer, and the vertical stabilizer has to be at right angles to the horizontal stabilizer. The most important contribution to the right angles […]

  • Joyrider: Vertical Stabilizer

    Joyrider: Vertical Stabilizer

    The structural work is coming to and end: since the horizontal stabilizer has made much progress, it’s the vertical stabilizer’s turn. Horizontal stabilizer and elevator reinforced.Even while building the horizontal stabilizer I realized I made a design error: the thin leading and trailing struts have been glued to the tips as butt joints, lacking adhesion […]

  • Joyrider: Horizontal Stabilizer

    The landing gear’s completion left only one step to finish the structural work: the tailplane. I copped out for a while to face this step because the tail plane ultimately makes or breaks the aircrafts stearability: If it’s too small, you can’t control the model aircraft. If it’s too big, the bird responds like a […]