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May 02, 2015



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Airfield Models (http://www.airfieldmodels.com/)Each thumbnail below links to a wallpaper size image.

See the How-To articles for additional Rustik construction photos.

 
 
Rustik stabilizer tip prior to shaping Rustik stabilizer tip after shaping The elevator was joined to the stabilizer using dowels in the hinge point locations prior to gluing the tips on.  After the tips were shaped, they were cut to release the elevator. Rudder and elevator control horns
Fin and rudder internal structure Three laminations of 1/32" balsa provide a sub-edge to the fin and rudder Fin and rudder sheeting is applied to both sides at the same time Three more laminations of 1/32 balsa complete the edging
The completed fin and rudder assembly The completed fin and rudder assembly with the wooden control horn in place The completed fin and rudder assembly with the wooden control horn in place Fin and rudder assembly temporarily held to fuselage with a T-pin
Fin and rudder assembly temporarily held to fuselage with a T-pin Close up of the plywood rudder control horn Pull-pull cables connected to rudder horn Pushrod exit fairings make any model look nicer
The nose of the aircraft is shaped to fair smoothly into the nose ring A carburetor extension prevents fuel from collecting in the cowl A grooved stick underneath the fuselage makes a neat antenna housing The underside of the finished fuselage showing the antenna housing
The flight pack installed in the aircraft The throttle servo at top uses a Z-Bend.  The rudder servo has .020 music wire pull-pull controls connected directly to the servo arm. The tailwheel bracket is made from beech.  It is comparable in weight to commercial tail-wheel brackets. The landing gear is made from laminations of 1/64" plywood
Another view of the nose and landing gear The first coat of clear polyurethane over the fiberglassed fuselage.  A lot of sanding to follow. This board fell over with the wing on it before this photo was taken Damage from driveway gravel is clearly visible
The top of the wing Rustik temporarily assembled prior to finishing Rustik temporarily assembled prior to finishing Rustik temporarily assembled prior to finishing
Rustik temporarily assembled prior to finishing The completed aircraft The finished tail group looks nice with a natural finish Rear, quarter-view
Rear, quarter-view with Butterfly (Crow) deployed Rear view with Butterfly (Crow) deployed Rear view Front view
Close up of propeller and spinner Robbe/Futaba radio switch purchased in Germany Aileron and flap linkages.  Note that safety keepers have not been placed on the clevises. Landing gear and antenna housing
Finished tail wheel assembly Finished tail wheel assembly Aileron linkage without a safety keeper on the clevis Robbe/Futaba radio switch purchased in Germany
Engine compartment Rustik waiting to fly Rustik waiting to fly Empennage
Rustik waiting to fly Rustik waiting to fly Rustik waiting to fly Trying to determine if Rustik is a boy or a girl - hard to tell.
Rustik on a fly-by Rustik with the engine running a little rich. Rustik on landing approach Landing aborted
Photo by Greg Dill Photo by Greg Dill Photo by Greg Dill Photo by Greg Dill
 
 

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