Seagull Models Super chipmunk Size 55 Assembly Manual

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SIZE 55
MS:120
ASSEMBLY MANUAL
"Graphics and specifications may change without notice".
Specifications:
Wing span ------------------------------63in (160cm).
Wing area -----------------643.3sq.in (41.5sq dm).
Weight ------------------------7.9lbs (3.6kg).
Length ------------------------------52.7in (133.8cm).
Engine ------------------ 0.55cu.in ---- 2-stroke.
0.72cu.in ---- 4-stroke.
Radio -------------------5 channels with 7 servos.
Electric conversion: optional
Flying skill level intermediate/advanced.

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  Summary of Contents for Seagull Models Super chipmunk Size 55

  • Page 1 SIZE 55 MS:120 ASSEMBLY MANUAL “Graphics and specifications may change without notice”. Specifications: Wing span ------------------------------63in (160cm). Wing area -----------------643.3sq.in (41.5sq dm). Weight ------------------------7.9lbs (3.6kg). Length ------------------------------52.7in (133.8cm). Engine ------------------ 0.55cu.in ---- 2-stroke. 0.72cu.in ---- 4-stroke. Radio -------------------5 channels with 7 servos. Electric conversion: optional Flying skill level intermediate/advanced.
  • Page 2: Kit Contents

    CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 is simply a joy. This instruction manual is designed to help you build a great flying aeroplane. Please read this manual thoroughly before starting assembly of your SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 . Use the parts listing below to identify all parts.
  • Page 3: Additional Items Required

    www.seagullmodels.com HINGING THE FLAP. CONTENTS.TS Fuselage Wing Set Tail Set Canopy Cowling Wing Tube Pilot Fiberglass Wheel Pants Landing Gear Tail Wheel Hardware Set ADDITIONAL ITEMS REQUIRED. 0.55 - 0.72 2-4--stroke. Computer radio with 7 servos. Glow plug to suit engine. Drill 1mm.
  • Page 4: Hinging The Ailerons

    Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 3) Slide the aileron on the wing panel until there is only a slight gap. The hinge is now centered on the wing panel and aileron. Remove the T-pins and snug the aileron against the wing panel. A gap of 1/64” or less should be maintained between the wing panel and aileron.
  • Page 5: Hinging The Elevator

    www.seagullmodels.com HINGING THE ELEVATOR. Glue the rudder hinges in place using the same techniques used to hinge the ailerons. INSTALL THE AILERONS CONTROL HORN. 1) Locate the hardware necessary to install the control horns for the ailerons. Fiberglass control horn 5) Turn the wing panel over and deflect the aileron in the opposite direction from the 2)Position the Control horn on the Aileron...
  • Page 6 Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 Position the Control horn on the Aileron and INSTALL THE FLAP CONTROL HORN. use 30-minute Epoxy 1) Locate the hardware necessary to install the control horns for the ailerons. Fiberglass control horn Epoxy. 2)Position the Control horn on the Aileron and use 30-minute Epoxy Elevator control horn.
  • Page 7: Engine Mount Installation

    www.seagullmodels.com Rudder control horn. ENGINE MOUNT INSTALLATION. 1) Locate the items necessary to install the engine mount included with your model. . 4x30mm. 2) Use four 4x30mm head bolts and four 4mm washers to attach the engine mount rails to the firewall.
  • Page 8: Fuel Tank Installation

    Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 8) Use plywood template to hold in place 4) Test fit the stopper assembly into the the fuel tank with C/A glue to secure the fuel tank. It may be necessary to remove some of tank inside the fuselage.
  • Page 9: Installing The Fuselage Servos

    www.seagullmodels.com INSTALLING THE FUSELAGE SERVOS. Because the size of servos differ, you may need to adjust the size of the precut open- ing in the mount. The notch in the sides of the mount allow the servo lead to pass through. 1) Install the rubber grommets and brass Trim and cut.
  • Page 10 Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 3) Use a drill to drill the four holes in the engine mount rails. 2mm. 8) Reinstall the servo horn by sliding the connector over the pushrod wire. Center the throttle stick and trim and install the servo horn perpendicular to the servo center line.
  • Page 11 www.seagullmodels.com 2) While keeping the back edge of the COWLING. cowl flush with the marks, align the front of 1)Slide the fiberglass cowl over the engine the cowl with the crankshaft of the engine. The and line up the back edge of the cowl with the front of the cowl should be positioned so the marks you made on the fuselage then trim and crankshaft is in nearly the middle of the cowl...
  • Page 12 Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 3) Attach the motor to the front of the electric ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION. motor box using four 3mm blind nut, four M3x15mm hex head bolts to secure the motor. 1) Locate the items neccessary to install the Please see picture shown.
  • Page 13: Installing The Spinner

    www.seagullmodels.com 5) Attach the speed control to the side of the motor box using two-sided tape and tie wraps. M3x15mm. Connect the appropriate leads from the speed control to the motor. Make sure the leads will not interfere with the operation of the motor. Speed control.
  • Page 14: Installing The Aileron - Flap Servos

    Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 INSTALLING THE AILERON - FLAP SERVOS. 3) Apply 2-3 drops of thin C/A to each of the mounting holes. Allow the C/A to cure without using accelerator. Servos. Small weight. Thread. Because the size of servos differ, you...
  • Page 15 www.seagullmodels.com 7) A string has been provided in the wing to pull the aileron lead through to the wing root. Remove the string from the wing at the servo location and use the tape to attach it to the servo extension lead. Pull the lead through the wing and remove the string.
  • Page 16: Installing Landing Gear

    Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 1) Mark the control wire where it crosses the FLAP PUSHROD HORN INSTALLATION servo arm hole. Bend at the mark. 8mm. Metal clevis. M2 lock nut. Cut. Snap keeper. Servo arm. 2) Make a 90-degree bend at the mark and cut off the excess wire leaving 8mm past the bend.
  • Page 17 www.seagullmodels.com 2)Install Spring Landing Gear into Wings. Pen. Plastic plate. Wheel Pant. Drill 2mm. Drill 1.5mm. Landing Gear. M2x10mm. M3x15mm.
  • Page 18 Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 3)Install Wheels into Fiberglass Wheels Pants. Wheel . Washer. Epoxy. 4)Attach Fiberglass Wheel Pants into landing Gear. Drill hole M3x10mm. Alxe. Wheel collar. Alxe.
  • Page 19: Installing The Horizontal Stabilizer

    www.seagullmodels.com 4) With the stabilizer held firmly in place, INSTALLING THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER. use a pen and draw lines onto the stabilizer 1) Using a ruler and a pen, locate the where it and the fuselage sides meet. Do this centerline of the horizontal stabilizer, at the trail- on both the right and left sides and top and ing edge, and place a mark.
  • Page 20 Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 7) When you are sure that everything is While holding the vertical stabilizer aligned correctly, mix up a generous amount firmly in place, use a pen and draw a line on of 30 Minute Epoxy. Apply a thin layer to the...
  • Page 21: Mounting The Tail Wheel

    www.seagullmodels.com M3x12mm. MOUNTING THE TAIL WHEEL. 1) Locate the items for this section of the manual. Platic part. Cut. C/A glue.
  • Page 22: Hinging The Rudder

    Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 HINGING THE RUDDER. ELEVATOR PUSHROD HORN INSTALLATION. Glue the rudder hinges in place using the same techniques used to hinge the ailerons. 1) Install the elevator control horn using the same method as with the aileron control horns.
  • Page 23 www.seagullmodels.com Control horn. Pen. Metal clevis. M2 lock nut. Elevator pushrod. Elevator pushrod. Wire keeper. RUDDER PUSHROD HORN INSTALLATION. M2 lock nut . M2 clevis. 8mm.
  • Page 24 Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 Rudder pushrod. Metal clevis. Control horn. M2 lock nut. M2x6mm. Elevator pushrod. 2) A scale pilot is included with this ARF. The Seagull Pilot included fitting well to the cockpit. (or you can order others scale pilot figures made by Seagull factory.
  • Page 25: Apply The Decals

    www.seagullmodels.com C/A glue. Wing tube. M2x6mm. APPLY THE DECALS. 1) If all the decals are precut and ready to Insert two wing panels as pictures below. stick. Please be certain the model is clean and free from oily fingerprints and dust. Position decal on the model where desired, using the photos on the box and aid in their location.
  • Page 26 Instruction Manual. SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 Accurately mark the balance point on the top of the wing on both sides of the fuselage. The balance point is located 88mm back from the leading edge of the wing at the wing root. This is the balance point at which your model should balance for your first flights.
  • Page 27: Control Throws

    www.seagullmodels.com CONTROL THROWS. Rudder: Ailerons: High Rate : High Rate : Right : 40 mm Up : 25 mm Left : 40 mm Down : 25 mm Low Rate : Low Rate : Right : 30 mm Up : 15 mm Left : 30 mm Down : 15 mm Flap:...
  • Page 28: Flight Preparation

    2) Check every bolt and every glue joint A) Plug in your radio system per the in the SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 to en- manufacturer's instructions and turn every- sure that everything is tight and well bonded. thing on.