Foodwrap 2000 (oz6018)


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Foodwrap 2000. Electric slowflyer model. 38-5/8in span, 291 sq in area, for Speed 280 electric motor and 3 channel radio. Model # pl-1325. Designed by: Eut Tileston, featured in RCM 07-03.

Quote: "What's in a name? Well here, a high performing park flyer that I covered with Reynolds 'Crystal' food wrap! This inexpensive, easily built electric model out-performs many of the expensive ARFs. Powered with a direct drive Speed 280 6 volt motor it performs well. Flights of more than five minutes are normal with a 6-cell 180 mAh NiCd battery pack. A 6-cell 280 mAh NiMH pack can yield flights of almost 15 minutes at less than full power, and a gear drive will permit longer flights.

Construction. Begin construction by making a rib-top template from thin metal or 1/16 in plywood as outlined on the layout drawing. Cut 16 rib-tops from 'C' grain 3/32 balsa sheet by moving the template down 3/16 in with each cut. You will have three extra that will be used later for the leading edge of the vertical fin and horizontal stabilizer in the tail assembly.

Next cut out the fuselage sides, cabin sides, and bulkheads as shown on the plans. Cut the wing spar from 1/8 x 5/8 lightweight sheet balsa. Refer to the plans. Cut ten strips 1/16 x 1/8 x 7-5/8 to be used as rib bottoms.

Wing: Begin by first covering the plans with waxed paper or a plan protector. Construct the bottom of the wing by laying the leading and trailing edges over the plans and gluing in the rib bottoms. Join the spars with the 1/8 doubler. Position the completed spar assembly on the left wing panel and glue it to the rib bottoms with a drop of CA.

Add the rib-tops, but glue them to the leading and trailing edges only. The rib-tops will be glued to the spars after the wing is complete and it is assured that there are no warps. (Note: warps cannot be removed with a heat gun with food wrap covering.) Add the wingtip, then add all the parts for the right panel... "

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