Aeromite (oz14608)


Aeromite (oz14608) by David Boddington 1997 - plan thumbnail

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Aeromite. Radio control sport model. Wingspan 36 in, for .15 engines and 3-4 functions.

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Update 8/6/2023: Added article, thanks to RFJ.

Quote: "From the drawing board of Uncle Boddo comes this diminutive racy sport plane to sharpen up the thumbs. Ken (Guinea Pig) Swailes tells all.

Everything in AMI is test built and flown (with photos to prove it) so you get a drawing with all the bugs hopefully sorted out, and Aeromite is no exception. It needs mini radio gear preferably the Hi-tec variety, but any small servos will do. However, it has to go into the model at the correct stage of construction.

(Even with mini servos it is a fairly tight squeeze in the fuselage, particularly where the aileron pushrods and the other servo outputs nearly meet. On the drawing I have shown an alternative aileron servo mounting with the pushrods on the underside of the wing. This eliminates the need for torque tubes, slots in former F6 and provides more space in the fuselage - Ed.)

WINGS: I know I usually do the fuz first, but the wings will be needed to get the three fuz servos clearance right, so bear with me. The wing is flat and all the ribs are the same so make up a handful and off we go. Pin down the bottom front sheeting and put the mainspar on top of its rear edge. No glue yet. Fit the ribs over the spar and pack up the trailing edges to get them level. Add the hard leading edge and trailing edge strips and when all looks square and tasty give it a touch of Superphatic glue, then leave to get hard.

Carefully shape the top of trailing edge strip and add the 1/32 top sheeting. Let it set. Turn the wing over and pin it back down again and do the other trailing edge sheeting.

Take it off the board, bench or dining room table, clean up the leading edge strip and glue down the leading edge bottom sheeting to the ribs and leading edge. Top leading edge sheeting next, then tip and centre section cap strip the remaining ribs, do the aileron drive, raking the arms forwards a hit. Fit the servo as deep into the wing as it will go, and connect to the arms or fit the servo under the wing.

FUZ: Use hard 1/16 sheet (or 3/32 medium) for the sides and make up the basic box, ply doublers and the top sheeting from the cabin rearwards.

Leave off the top sheet in front of the cabin. Fit the ply bits for the undercarriage and put. in the engine bearers. When it's all set offer the wing on and tidy up the wing seats..."

Update 14/6/2023: Replaced this plan with a complete version, thanks to theshadow.

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User comments

I think the horizontal stabilizer is missing. Could it be on the other side of the drawing?
MrB - 13/06/2023
Good point. I never noticed that. Fixed now, thanks to theshadow.
SteveWMD - 14/06/2023
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