Reached the Half-Way Point!

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments by

There’s an old saying about Building scale model airplanes. When you are finished building, you are halve way done with the project. Well last week I ran out of things to glue together with the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane, so it is official, I have reached the half-way point in the project!

Here’s my To Do list as of today!

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To Do List 28 /12 Tasks

  1. Install Cabane/Landing Gear Fairings
  2. Finish Cabane Rigging Wires/Clevises
  3. Install Elevator Hinges/Control Horns
  4. Install Elevator Servos
  5. Make/Install Elevator Pushrods/Linkages/Exit
  6. Install Aileron Hinges/Control Horns
  7. Install Aileron Servos/Hatches
  8. Make/Install Wing Radio/Hatch/Switches
  9. Install Engine
  10. Install Fuel Tank/Fuel Lines/Filler Valve
  11. Install Throttle Servo/Throttle Linkage/Choke Linkage
  12. Install Smoke Pump/Smoke Lines/Filler Valve
  13. Install Receiver/Battery Pack
  14. Install Rudder Servo
  15. Install Rudder Control Horns
  16. Rudder Pull-Pull Cables
  17. Install Engine Cowl/Mount Blocks/Attachment Screws
  18. Cut/trim/Install Cowl Face Plate/Enlarge Prop Shaft Opening
  19. Install Axles/Wheels/solder Bearing Tubes/Cotter Pins
  20. Install Landing Gear Rigging Wires/Clevises
  21. Fiberglass Sub-Wing
  22. Install Sub-Wing
  23. Cover and Finish/Rib Stitches & Tapes
  24. Paint and Trim
  25. Stain & Clear-Coat Interplane Struts
  26. Install Cockpit Details/Cockpit Combing/Pilot Figure/Instrument panel/Machine Guns

Pre-Flight Check

  1. Balance & Check Control Throws & Directions
  2. Balance Propellers
  3. Engine Test run / Bench Run / Check idle & Top End
  4.  Commit Aviation!




Gerry Yarrish

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.
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