Eye Soar (oz11998)


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Eye Soar. Radio control sailplane model. Wingspan 72 in, wing area 409 sq in.

Plan includes build instructions text.

Quote: "FUSELAGE CONSTRUCTION STEPS: STEP 1. Place the 3/32 die-cut fuselage sides (FS-1) on a piece of waxed paper laying on your building board. Remember that you will be making a right and left side.

STEP 2. Cement the 3/16 square balsa stick pieces along the top and bottom of the fuselage sides as shown on the plan.

STEP 3.Locate die-cut fuselage doublers D-2, D-3, and D-4 from the die sheet. Trial fit doubler D-2 at the front of the fuselage side allowing the i/8 space for former F-1. Cement D-2 in place using scrap 1/8 spacer at the front to assure proper placement.

STEP 4. After the first doubler D-2 is glued and pinned into place, locate the doubler D-3 and trial fit. NOTE that there is a space between doubler D-2 and D-3 to later fit former F-2. Using again the 1/8 spacer, cement D-3 into place. Continue to cement doubler D-4 in place still using a 1/8 spacer between D-3 and D-4 for the former F-3 to fit later.

STEP 5. Locate doubler D-5 and cement into place at the rear of the fuselage joting that it will be behind former F-4.

STEP 6. Once the above steps are fully completed, allow the glue to fully cure before proceeding on to step 7.

STEP 7.There are several parts on the plywood die cut sheet that will require lamination in order to make them 1/8 parts. These are the dihedral braces, DB-1, DB-2, EC, and SK. DO NOT LAMINATE any other parts on this sheet.

STEP 8. On a piece of waxed paper, join the 1/8 die-cut parts R-3 and R-4 with cement to make the fin. Next, Cement together the 1/8 die cut parts parts S-1 and be sure to use a straight-edge to line up the rear part of the stab. Next cement S-2 into place finishing the stab.

STEP 9. After the fuselage doublers are fully dried and cemented in place, remove the fuselage sides from the building board. Now prepare to join the sides together by using formers F-2 and F-3. The exact location of the formers have already been determined by the space between the doublers.

STEP 10. After formers F-2 and F-3 are fully dried and cemented into place; pull the rear of the fuselage section together and taper with sandpaper until the sides meet flush. Now cement and pin the fuselage sides together at the tail end. Now prepare F-4 for later pushrod entrance through this former. If you plan to use nyrods, drill two holes as noted on the plan the size you will need for the out Nyrod to pass through. After the holes have been drilled cement former F-4 in place.

STEP 11. After F-4 is glued in place trial fit the former F-1 by pulling the front fuselage sides together. Cement in place and be certain to clamp until fully dried into place.

STEP 12. Let's now join the elevators E-1 by taking the die cut parts E-1 and trial fitting the plywood laminate parts EC against the edge of the stab that has already been cemented together. After the matchup with the stab has been determined, cement the parts E-1 together with EC using a straight edge as a guide.

STEP 13. Back to the fuselage. Using 1/16 X 3 sheet planking stock, plank the fuselage top as shown on the plan. Now locate the pushrod exit fuselage holes and drill out. Install the pushrods or Nyrod at this time.

STEP 14. Cement the 1/8 X 3 planking stock to the bottom of the fuselage. After all of the plankin0 is in place sement the nose block into place with five minute epoxy if you have it.

STEP 15. Cement the 1/8 plywood keel into position at the center front bottom of the fuselage. Then cement the triangle stock to each side and shape the front contour to both pieces to blend in to the nose block shape..."

Note there are no parts patterns with this kit plan. But sheet 2 does included a reduced-scale drawing of the ribs printwood, just needs scaling up.

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Update 08/03/2020: Added kit review from RCM, March 1976, thanks to RFJ.

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Eye Soar (oz11998) 1975 - model pic

  • (oz11998)
    Eye Soar
    from Sure Flite
    72in span
    Glider R/C Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 27/02/2020
    Filesize: 877KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: MikeM

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