lol. I didn't even notice that it was a canadian site. If I do go with an external tank, what size is recommended? Would I also be using smaller fuel line?
I have a few questions about the kit as well. It has a strip of paper with airfoil templates (root and tip). How do I use those? I don't normally do much building and sanding and all that good stuff, I have a few ARFs that I've assembled, but that's about it, and these instructions seem to be aimed at a somewhat proficient builder. In other words, a lot of the information seems to be implied. Instead of me just guessing and messing it up, I figured I'd ask some of the more basic questions that I don't know, so that I don't mess this up.
Also, I thought the wing was pretty symmetrical, but now that I look at it, I may have glued it in backwards. Not sure if I did, it's not super obvious (to me, anyway), but if I did, would it be possible to just sand it the way I want it, or am I pretty much screwed? (I get a little too ambitious with my gluing sometimes)
Hi cheezer, those airfoil templates are just that; you are supposed to match the templates to the wing as you shape(carve/sand) the wing.
The model was designed by Jed Kusick approximately 40 years ago for Jr High/intermediate school children. The model is almost as easy to
assemble as a slip together balsa glider; with the added complication of engine mounting and control hardware. I know that many of these
models were assembled with backwards wings, backwards empannage, and very offset fuselages.
You can buy the original golden bee size fuel tank, or you can epoxy a 3/16" plywood radial engine mount with balsa cheeks for support,
whatever..it's up to you. Going with an external tank may difficult; because you'll need a 1/2 - 3/4 oz size, you need fuel tubing that
fits. Yes, small size should work. good luck;