assembly begins with the aileron servo installation. I used Futaba
High Torque Micro Servos and a 12" (300mm) Futaba AEC26
of mounting the servo with double-sided servo tape, I used 5-minute
epoxy after first roughing the joining surfaces with sandpaper.
The control horn was also glued to the aileron using epoxy before
connecting the linkage. A straight metal rod is supplied in the
kit so you need to add a "Z" bend at one end.
result is a nice streamlined aileron control. The rod was connected
to the highest hole on the clevis for minimal swing and maximum
resolution since only +- 5mm of travel is needed.
quality of this Mig-15 model is really seen when mounting the
wing halves. Two carbon tubes are passed through the fuselage
and glued in place with epoxy to help support the wings. After
first roughing up the gel coat on the fuselage area where the
wings meet, the two halves are epoxied in place.
final step of the wing assembly was to CA glue the fence pieces
into the pre-drilled holes. Another perfect fit for this model.
decided to glue my horizontal stabs in place with epoxy. So far,
I haven't had any fit problems with my model. The
Futaba S3114 servo was a bit small for the mount so I added a
section of a toothpick to help hold it in place. I used medium
CA to hold the servo and wood blocks to the mount.
test fitting the horizontal stabilizers, I glued the servo and
mount to the inner fiberglass wall with 5-minute epoxy so I could
hold it in proper alignment until it set. I tested the movement
once the epoxy dried and then secured the horizontal stabs in
place with a small amount of epoxy on the two wing joiner rods.
the final movement testing of the horizontal stab, with the radio
system, I secured the round tail hatch cover with medium CA.
sealing up the fuselage bottom, I recommend adding some thin Mylar
ducting from the EDF unit to the tail opening. This can be made
from any thin plastic sheet like those seen on school report folders.
The ducting smoothes the air flow over the rear former. It increases
the efficiency and power level of the ducted fan system.
used the supplied clear tape to hold the Mylar ducting to the
EDF unit and to keep the shape against the fuselage wall in the
rear opening. The bottom hatch was then sealed by tape on all