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Mystique. Radio control sport trainer model, for 40 engine.
Quote: "BUILDING THE MYSTIQUE: To make these building instructions easy to use as you build the kit, we recommend that you cut them from the plans.
Before you begin assembling the Mystique read all of these instructions. Locate the parts you'll need for each step along the way. As you do so you will find that this kit is unusually complete in that it includes accessories such as pushrods, nosegear steering arms clevis rods and clevises, aileron torque rods, rudder and elevator control horns, a dural main landing gears nose gear, and an engine mount.
While reviewing the building instructions will seem to take up important building time, we assure you that it will save you time in the long run and will help you avold making mistakes along the way.
THE FUSELAGE: 1. Select the fuselage sides from the kit. Lay them side by side on your work bench. so they touch along the top straightedge. Mark the word 'inside' on both fuselage sides.
2. Get out your sanding block and presand the outside of both fuselage sides. Locate the two 1/8 thick ply firewall pieces and glue them together. Do the same for the wo 1/8 thick ply landing gear plate pieces.
3. A nylon nosegear block (provided in the kit) is used to mount the nosegear strut: Installed with the nosegearsteering slot to the bottom, the block should be centered from side to side on the back of the firewall and flush with the bottom edge. Drill the four holes for the nosegear block mounting bolts. Four blind nuts are installed on the front of the firewall.
Using your engine mount as a guide, mark the firewall and drill the holes for the engine mount bolts through the firewall. When installed correctly, the engine mountwill be centered from side to side on the front of the firewall, the top surface of the engine mount arms should be aligned according to the horizontal thrust line indicated on the plans in the area of the engine compartment. T nuts are to be installed on the back of the firewall. Before you do so, however, note that since the nosegear block is installed over the bottom blind nuts, these blind nuts will have to be countersunk into the back of the firewall.
Finally, with a washer installed under the bolt heads, temporarily install the engine mount. Cut off the bottom bolts flush with the T nuts to provide a flat mounting surface for the nosegear block. Temporarily install the nosegear block to cheek your work. Removethe engine mount and nosegear block from the firewall.
4. Glue the factory shaped fuel tank compartment doubler to the inside of both fuselage. sides. Since the front of this doubler mates with the back of the firewall, temporarily hold the firewall in its location on the fuselage side to get the proper fore-aft location of the doubler.
5. Measure and mark the location of the front and back of the plywood landing gear plate. along the bottom edge of the fuselage sides. Locate the two cabin sides in the kit. These ply pieces are out for the wing saddle and cut to the angle of the front and back of the cabin. (The smaller pieces with the wing saddle cut-out are cabin doublers and are not used at this time).
7. Measure and mark the location of the front of these cabin sides on both fuselage sides, With the fuselage sides. resting flat on your waxed-paper covered work bench, use a thicker type cyanoacrylate or epoxy adhesive to glue the cabin sides to the fuselage sides.
8. Glue the wing saddle doubler to the inside of both fuselage sides. Make certain that the wing saddle cut-out in the doubler aligns perfectly with the wing saddle of the cabin side to which it is to be glued. Note that the gap between the back of the fuel tank compartment doubler and wing saddle doubler should just fit the width of bulkhead #2..."
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Quote: "Good morning (at least on my end). I found another plan that you don't seem to have: Craft Air Mystique. Designed by Richard Verano. They are dated 8-1983. I built one years ago. I don't have any pictures of that model so I am attaching the box top picture that doesn't do it justice, but it will have to do until I build the kit that I just found. It's very similar to the Bridi/Great Planes Trainers except for the swept tail. The instructions were printed on the bottom of the plans. One of the first instructions says to cut them off which works well since the shop that scanned them couldn't copy 42 inch wide. I copied and enlarged the instructions. I didn't do a great job, but they are certainly usable. Ray"
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User commentsThanks for posting plans for the Mystique. I built one back around 1984 as my second RC plane. I always loved the design and the thick symmetrical airfoil. It could be a gentle flyer or turn the wick up and it could do just about any aerobatic maneuver in the book. I lost mine due to a bad elevator pushrod flexing coming out of a split S at full throttle with an OS .40 FSR and tuned pipe on the nose. Lesson learned. I have an untouched kit under the bench I plan on making electric (Oh, the sacrilege!)
Dave B - 10/05/2022
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