Finally most of the Fly Baby are getting ready for covering:
This has not been a quick build, but the model looks really nice and delicate…
The first prototype of the new Grunau Baby model has flown! I’m still making some adjustments to the final model, but the shape is easy recognizable….
To allow easy questions on ScaleStuff kits, I’ve opened a forum over at Google Groups: find us at http://groups.google.com/group/scalestuff
Building the Fling-Hi just takes a couple of short steps, but first make sure you release all the laser-cut parts out of the stock wood.
Then there are 3 pieces to glue in the first step:
1: the rudder onto the stabilo (make sure the rudder points to the left, when looking in the flying direction)
2: the fuselage to the spur stick
3: the first wingtip on the wing, I started with the right wingtip, when you look on top of the wing, this side is angled. Use the template for the correct dihedral, but do not glue this one onto the wing!
Make sure you give this enough time to dry, about 15 minutes when using UHU-hart.
The next step is to glue the second wingtip on, again using the template for the correct dihedral. Next you can glue the stabilo to the fuselage. Try to keep this square:
When this is dry again, you can already glue the wing onto the fuselage. Again make sure to keep it square. Use the notches for the correct location:
It already starts to look like an airplane! To make sure the wings are not damaged during a good throw, you can add some doublers on the bottom of the wing:
The final step is to finish the fuselage with the top piece onto the wing:
Now the plane is all done; next time I’ll show you how to balance it…