Table of Contents Introduction ............................3 Warning .............................. 3 Additional Required Equipment ......................4 Contents of Kit............................ 5 Section 1: Hinging the Ailerons......................6 Section 2: Joining the Wing Halves....................8 Section 3: Installing the Aileron Servos ....................10 Section 4: Installing the Aileron Control Horns and Linkages ............13 Section 5: Installing the Retract Servo ....................15 Section 6: Installing the Main Landing Gear Wheels and Fairings............18 Section 7: Mounting the Wing to the Fuselage.................
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Additional Required Equipment (not included) Radio Equipment 5-channel radio system (minimum) 5 standard servos (JRPS537 recommended or equivalent) 1 low-profile retract servo (JRPS703) ™ Recommended JR Systems JR XF652 JR XP783 JR 8103 JR 10X JR XP8103 PCM 10X Engine Requirements .60–.78 2-cycle engines .72–1.00 4-cycle engines MDS .68...
Contents of Kit Main Parts Other Parts A. Fuselage (HAN2377) 1. Main and tail wheels B. Wing Set w/Joiner (HAN2376) (retract not included) 2. Fuel tank C. Tail Set (HAN2378) 3. Scale details D. Fiberglass Cowl (HAN2380) 4. Landing gear fairings E.
Section 1 Hinging the Ailerons CONTINUED Part Needed Step 3 photo Right and left wing panels Tools and Adhesives Needed Instant thin CA glue CA remover/debonder Paper towels T-pins (one for each hinge) Caution: The control surfaces, including the ailerons, elevators, and rudder come with the hinges installed, but the hinges are not glued in place.
Section 1 Hinging the Ailerons CONTINUED Step 5. Turn the wing panel over, deflect the aileron in the Step 8. Allowing time for both ailerons to completely dry, opposite direction, and apply thin CA to the other side of the firmly grasp the wing and aileron and applying medium pressure hinges as in the previous step.
Section 2 Joining the Wing Halves CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 2 photo Right wing panel assembly Left wing panel assembly Wing joiner Tools and Adhesives Needed Ruler Masking tape 30-minute epoxy Rubbing alcohol Paper towels Step 1. Locate the wing joiner. Using a ruler and felt-tipped Step 3.
Section 2 Joining the Wing Halves CONTINUED Step 4. Mix approximately 1 ounce of 30-minute epoxy. Using Step 7 photo an epoxy brush, apply a generous amount of epoxy to the wing joiner cavity of one wing panel. Step 8. Carefully slide both wing panels together. Firmly press both halves together, allowing the epoxy to run out.
Section 3 Installing the Aileron Servos CONTINUED Step 4. Place the aileron servo between the mounting blocks Step 6 photo and using a felt-tipped pen mark the location of the four servo mounting screws. Note that the servo must not touch the hatch in order to isolate engine vibration.
Section 3 Installing the Aileron Servos CONTINUED Step 8. Place the servo hatch assembly back into the opening Step 9. Locate four #2 x 3/8" wood screws and using a Phillips and check the fit. Once satisfied with the fit, measure in from screwdriver secure the hatch to the wing.
Section 4 Installing the Aileron Control Horns & Linkages CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 3. Place the aileron control horn on the mark made in the previous step, aligning the center of the control horn on the Wing assembly mark. Also align the clevis holes in the horn with the aileron Control horn (2) hinge line as show below and mark the location of the three Horn back plate (2)
Section 4 Installing the Aileron Control Horns & Linkages CONTINUED Step 5. Using a small Phillips screwdriver, attach the control Step 7. Remove the clevis and wire from the control horn horn using the provided hardware. and make a 90-degree bend at the mark made in the previous step.
Section 5 Installing the Retract Servo CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 2. Install the servo mounting hardware included with your retract servo, (rubber grommets and eyelets). Locate the retract Wing assembly servo mounting plate included with your kit and trial fit the servo Retract servo-mounting plate into the mounting plate.
Section 5 Installing the Retract Servo CONTINUED Step 4. Trail fit the retract servo and mounting plate to the Step 6 photo retract servo rails temporarily installed in the wing assembly. Position the servo output shaft as close to the center of the wing as shown.
Section 5 Installing the Retract Servo CONTINUED Step 9. Connect the retract servo to your radio system and Step 10 photo electronically move the servo to the extend position. Slide the retract control wires through the quick connects as shown and mount the servo wheel to the retract servo.
Section 6 Installing the Main Landing Gear Wheels and Fairings CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the other main landing gear wheel. Wing assembly Main landing gear wheels (2) Large wheel collars and set screws (4) Step 4.
Section 6 Installing the Main Landing Gear Wheels and Fairings CONTINUED Step 6. With the landing gear retracted, fit the fairing to the Step 8. Position the mounting straps on their locations and use bottom of the wing as shown, lining up the trim colors on the a 3/32"...
Section 7 Mounting the Wing to the Fuselage CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 2. Locate the predrilled holes in the wing trailing edge and use a sharp hobby knife to remove the covering as shown. Fuselage Wing assembly Radiator scoop Wing bolt plate 8-32 wing mounting bolts (2) 8-32 blind nuts (2) Medium fuel tubing (1/2")
Section 7 Mounting the Wing to the Fuselage CONTINUED Step 4. Mix 1/2 ounce of 6-minute epoxy and coat both the Step 6. Mount the wing to the fuselage using the two provided wing and plywood plate. The groove cut into the plywood plate mounting bolts and washers.
Section 7 Mounting the Wing to the Fuselage CONTINUED Step 9 photo Step 9 photos Step 8. With the radiator scoop properly positioned, use a pencil to trace the outline onto the wing. Use only enough pressure to make a slight indentation in the covering. Use a sharp hobby knife to cut away the covering 1/16"...
Section 8 Installing the Tail Group (Horizontal and Vertical Fin) CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 3. Mark the center of the stabilizer saddle at the trailing edge of the saddle. You can hold the ruler at the back portion of Fuselage assembly the stab opening and use a pen or pencil to mark the center Wing assembly location through the opening of the vertical fin as shown.
Section 8 Installing the Tail Group (Horizontal and Vertical Fin) CONTINUED Step 5. Mount the wing to the fuselage and measure the Step 8. Re-install the stabilizer into the fuselage. Use the lines distance from the wing tip to the tip of the horizontal stabilizers drawn in Step 6 to reposition the stab correctly.
Section 8 Installing the Tail Group (Horizontal and Vertical Fin) CONTINUED Step 10. Remove the fin and use a sharp hobby knife to remove Step 12. Remove the horizontal stabilizer and vertical fin the covering where the fin inserts into the fuselage, cutting 1/16" from the fuselage.
Section 8 Installing the Tail Group (Horizontal and Vertical Fin) CONTINUED Step 14. Use the remaining epoxy coat the bottom of the Step 15 photo vertical fin and the slot in the fuselage for the fin. Try to keep the epoxy away from the joiner wire.
Section 9 Hinging the Elevators CONTINUED Parts Needed Hint: Use a piece of masking tape on the drill bit as a depth gauge. Fuselage assembly Left and right elevator halves Hinges (6) Tools and Adhesives Needed Thin CA CA remover/debonder 6-minute epoxy Drill Drill Bit: 3/32"...
Section 9 Hinging the Elevators CONTINUED Step 4. Place a T-pin in the center of each hinge and slide the Step 7. Once the epoxy has cured, deflect the elevators hinges into the horizontal stabilizer until the T-pin is snug down and use a high-quality thin CA to completely saturate against the trailing edge as shown.
Section 10 Installing the Rudder and Tail Wheel Assembly CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 3. Using a 3/32" drill bit, drill the rudder following the marks you made in the previous step. Make sure to drill Fuselage assembly straight into the rudder. Rudder Hinges Hint: Use a piece of masking tape on the drill...
Section 10 Installing the Rudder and Tail Wheel Assembly CONTINUED Step 5. Align the tail wheel assembly bracket with the center of Step 7. Mix at least 1/4 ounce of 6-minute epoxy and use a the fuselage and drill the screw mounting holes using a 1/16" tooth pick to coat the inside of the hole you drilled in the rudder.
Section 10 Installing the Rudder and Tail Wheel Assembly CONTINUED Step 9. Once the epoxy has cured, deflect the rudder fully in Step 10. Once the CA has completely dried, check the rudder one direction and saturate each hinge with thin CA. Deflect the for security by trying to pull the rudder from the fuselage.
Section 11 Installing the Elevator and Rudder Control Horns CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 3. Remove the control horn and drill 1/16" holes through the elevator as marked. Make sure to drill these holes parallel to Control horn w/backplate (2) each other to allow the back plate of the horn to fit properly. Control horn screws (6) Fuselage Wing...
Section 11 Installing the Elevator and Rudder Control Horns CONTINUED Step 6. Center the control horn over the mark you’ve just made. Step 7. Drill these holes with a 1/16" drill bit and install the Make sure the horn is positioned over the hinge line, just like rudder control horn, using the screws and backplate provided.
Section 12 Assembling the Fuel Tank CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 3. Slide the smaller of the two caps over the tube on the smaller end of the rubber stopper. The small end will be inserted Metal tubes (1 short, 1 long) into the fuel tank.
Section 12 Assembling the Fuel Tank CONTINUED Step 6. Locate the short piece of silicone fuel tubing and the Step 8. Tighten the 3mm screw carefully—do not over tighten. fuel tank clunk. Install the clunk onto one end of the silicone This allows the rubber stopper to form a seal by being slightly tubing and the other end onto the fuel tank pickup tube (straight compressed, thus sealing the fuel tank opening.
Section 13 Mounting the Engine CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 3 photos Fuselage assembly Engine mount Engine mounting hardware: 8-32 x 1 " bolt (4) 8-32 x 1" bolt (4) 8-32 blind nut (4) 8-32 lock nut (4) #8 washer (8) Assembled fuel tank RC foam (not included) Tools and Adhesives Needed...
Section 13 Mounting the Engine CONTINUED Step 4 photo Step 6 photo Step 5. Determine the proper location for the throttle pushrod. Step 7. Once the epoxy has cured, install the fuel tank into the Mark the location with a felt-tipped pen or pencil and drill the front of the fuselage.
Section 14 Installing the Radio System CONTINUED Step 4. Install the elevator and rudder servos by feeding the Step 6. Temporarily install the throttle servo as shown with the servo lead and extensions through the fuselage. Secure the output shaft to the side of the fuselage where the pushrod is servos using the screws supplied with your radio system.
Section 15 Installing the Rudder, Elevator, and Throttle Linkage CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 3. Remove the control wire and use a pair of pliers to make a 90-degree bend at the mark made in the previous step. Fuselage assembly Trim down the wire behind the 90-degree bend leaving 5/16" 6"...
Section 15 Installing the Rudder, Elevator, and Throttle Linkage CONTINUED Step 6. Locate the throttle control wire with the Z-bend at one Step 9. With the throttle stick centered move the throttle arm on end. Slide the wire into the pushrod tube (previous installed) your engine to the center of its throw (1/2 throttle) and tighten from the firewall into the fuselage as shown.
Section 16 Attaching the Cowl CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 2 photo Fuselage assembly Cowl Mounting screws (4) 3.5" P-51 spinner (CBA5073) Tools and Supplies Needed Moto-tool with cut-off wheel and sanding drum Hobby knife Felt-tipped pen or pencil Masking tape Step 3.
Section 16 Attaching the Cowl CONTINUED Step 4. Slide the cowl back into place and align the cowl Step 6. Using a 1/16" drill bit, carefully drill the four cowl as shown and tape in place using the spinner back plate (not mounting screw locations.
Section 17 Application of Decals and Scale Detailing CONTINUED Parts Needed Fuselage Plastic cockpit detail Plastic exhaust detail Decal sheet Tools and Adhesives Needed Hobby knife Canopy scissors Water spray bottle Dish soap (2–3 drops) Shoe Goo The P-51 is a sport scale reproduction of the original aircraft. We have provided side and top view photos below to help you locate the placement of the decals and cockpit detail.
Section 17 Application of Decals and Scale Detailing CONTINUED Step 1. Using a pair of canopy scissors, cut out and trim the Step 4. Locate the decal sheet and cut out the decals for the cockpit and exhaust detail. P-51 using a sharp hobby knife and scissors. Step 2.
Section 18 Attaching the Canopy CONTINUED Parts Needed Step 2. Glue the canopy to the fuselage using RC560 canopy glue. Tape the canopy in place using masking tape and allow the Fuselage assembly glue to dry over night. Canopy Note: The P-51 canopy comes prepainted from Hangar 9™. Tools and Adhesives Needed Canopy scissors Canopy glue (RC560)
Preflight at the Field Range Test Your Radio Adjusting Your Engine Step 1. Before each flying session, range check your radio. Step 1. Completely read the instructions included with your This is accomplished by turning on your transmitter with the engine and follow the recommended break-in procedure.