Model Airplane Building Step 01
Lay out the tools and parts for the plane. Check to see that all parts are there . Read over instruction to make sure you understand the steps
Model Airplane Building Step 02
Pin the plans to the building board on all four corners, and put two in the middle to help hold down.
Model Airplane Building Step 03
Lay wax paper over the plans and pin down. The wax paper will enable you to easily remove glued parts from the plans.
Model Airplane Building Step 04 Mark Sticks
Using the plan as a guide, measure and cut the balsa strips
Build Model Plane Step 05 Pin Sticks
Pin the balsa strips to the plan using an 'X' pattern. Don't put the pin directly through the balsa strip
Pin the framework of the first wing together. Apply no glue at this point. Just pin the strips together, and get comfortable with the construction
Build Model Plane Step 07 Continue Building
Continue pinning the other wings, rudder, stabilizer and other parts together on the plan in the steps indicated by the instructions
After checking your work to make sure it is assembled correctly, apply a liberal amount of glue to each joint. Allow the glue to dry thoughly before proceding.
Build Balsa Wood Airplane Step 09 Tissue Glue
After lightly sanding the wooden frame, apply a glue mix of 50% white glue and 50% water. Paint the glue on the surface of the balsa frame work with a paint brush.
Build Balsa Wood Airplane Step 10 Tissue Applied
Apply the tissue carefully over the balsa framework. Paint the glue on the outside of the tissue, 'painting' it to the framework. Allow this to dry thoroughly.
Build Balsa Wood Airplane Step 11 Cut Tissue
Cut the tissue with a sharp hobby knife. Lightly sand the
edges of the framework at the conclusion of this step.
Assemble the framework as per the instructions. Each plane you build will require a slightly different assembly procedure, so read the instructions carefully.
Install the propeller, if you are building a rubber band powered plane.
14 Rubber Band
Install the rubber motor by tying off on the hook at the rear of the plane. After adjusting the center of gravity, the plane is now ready to fly. The instructions of the airplane should give thorough instructions for this step.
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