Here you can see the entire setup. I glued 1/8"
plastic tubes into the bottom decking and sanded them flush with the
fairings were carved, sanded and glued over the tubes to neaten the
appearance and to keep crud out of the tubes.
After gluing the stabilizer in place I drilled through the stabilizer and
into a balsa block in the fuselage to receive hardwood dowel hard points.
The dowels were drilled to receive the screws for the tail wheel mount.
I made an antenna tube from a balsa stick. The stick was run through
my table saw to about 2" from the end. The outside was shaped on my
A hole was drilled in the bottom of the fuselage and the finished tube was
glued in place. A piece of music wire with a small hoop bent on the
end was slide into the tube. The antenna was put through the hoop
and then pulled through the tube.
I wrapped about 12" of the antenna around a bobbin that was included with
the Hitec receiver according the Hitec instructions so that much less of
the antenna trails behind the aircraft than shown here.