RFB 600 Fantrainer (oz13719)
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RFB 600 Fantrainer. Radio control sport-scale model. Wingspan 69 in, for (ducted) pusher prop with 45-50 two-stroke engine.
Quote: "Assembly instructions: Building accurately is necessary to insure correct flight characteristics. Read the instructions carefully before you begin and seek assistance if needed. All components must be aligned carefully and proper adhesive used where specified. For best results ample building area is necessary to lay out the full plan sheet on a flat building surface. Cover plans with waxed paper or saran wrap. After reviewing the plans and complete instructions, you are ready to begin.
1. Assemble the main frame directly over the plans using 3/8 square sticks provided. Tight fitting joints are necessary. Follow the plans exactly. When complete, sand glue joints flat with surrounding surfaces.
2. Sheet main frame with 3/32 balsa. Remove frame from building board & air install push-rods. (Ni-rods or cable/housing may be used).
3. Sheet remaining side with 3/32 balsa. Carefully sand all glue joints smooth.
4. Repeat the above steps to complete the two side frames.
5. Assemble the elevator & stabilizer from 3/16 x 3/8 balsa sticks. Use the same assembly procedures as in the main frame construction. Sheet both sides of the stabilizer and elevator with 3/32 balsa. Sand all surfaces & edges carefully. Bevel leading edge of elevator & round remaining edges of both surfaces.
6. Using 3/32 balsa sheet, assemble the rudder over the plans. Install the rudder ribs (R-1,2,3,4,& 5). Use a 3/8 square balsa stick as the leading edge. Slightly sand the top surface of the 3/8 square to match the slope of the ribs. Use scrap to fill in where the rudder horn is to be installed. Sheet remaining surface and bevel leading edge for hinge movement.
7. Begin wing construction by removing all ribs from die-cut sheets. Make two sets of ribs; one w-1 through W-12 in each set. W-1 and W-2 are die cut ply; all others are balsa. Sand edges if necessary.
Pin a 3/8 x 3/16 hardwood spar on the plan at the marked location. Use a 1/4 x 3/32 cap strip as a spacer in front of the trailing edge at the tail of the rib. Do not glue. This creates clearance for the cap strips (caps will be installed later)... "
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Quote: "Hi Steve, Here is another cool plan. An RCG member was selling this kit. I paid him to have the plan and manual scanned so here it is.
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User commentsWow, thought I’d never see this one again! A friend of mine had one framed up and unfinished hanging in his tool room. Claimed he bought it in Germany while in the army, would not sell it. Really cool find! Thanks Zipman for getting it and posting it!
Jo-joe - 27/03/2022
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