progress is quick when assembling the Enticement as all the control
surfaces are already installed. After first gluing the horizontal
fuselage sections together with foam-safe CA and kicker, the entire
vertical fuselage is fit around the horizontal fuselage and then
glued in place.
foam firewall and top fuselage stiffeners (with the holes) are
pre-cut and angled for a perfect fit. To expedite the gluing process,
I used Zap Medium CA and kicker. The glue dried much faster and
there was minimal melting of the Depron foam.
that the control surfaces are taped in their neutral positions
to make the airframe easier to handle during the assembly.
carbon rods are pre-cut to length, making it easy to install the
wing and tail supports.
carbon gear struts were pressed into the wheel skids and mounted
through existing holes in the fuselage and wing. You only need
to align the height before gluing them in place with CA and kicker.
4 control horns are made from pre-cut pieces of carbon rod and
foam which are glued together. After mounting the 3D servo arms
that come with the E-flite S60 Super Sub-Micro Servos, the rudder
and elevator arms are cut per the manual. I skipped the section
(that also voids the warranty) on making the servos lighter as
I plan to only fly my Enticement outdoors in the evening.
secured my servos with CA and kicker although the manual recommended
low-temperature hot glue.
did find one issue with the two aileron 4" carbon rods. They
really need to be 4-1/4" to obtain the proper 1/16"
gap needed for the heat shrink tubing clevis. This issue was easily
resolved by gluing a short piece of carbon rod as an extension.
The elevator and rudder control rods were a perfect length. All
4 control rods were pre-assembled so you first attach them to
the servo arm via the Z-bend and then use a small soldering iron
to shrink the tubing at the control horn.
that the long rudder and elevator control rods each have two wood
supports that are glued to the fuselage.
gluing the carbon fiber firewall over the foam firewall, the next
step is to mount the motor.
E-flite Park 250 Outrunner motor comes with everything you need
except for the prop. I decided to use an APC 8x3.8 SF prop since
the E-flite motor includes adapters for APC and GWS props.
motor mount attaches to the carbon firewall using the two screws
that come with the motor. The motor is slid into place and held
with a set screw on the mount. The motor wires are then slid through
the hole in the firewall to the ESC, which is tucked neatly into
the "pocket" created by the bottom fuselage stiffener.
I secured it with double-sided tape.
2-cell ThunderPower pack is held to the fuselage using hook and
loop tape. Since the fuselage is rather delicate, I glued a thick
piece of foam to the opposite side of where the battery sits to
strengthen it during removal.
prop was installed using the larger adapter for APC props. Note
that I used both o-rings to secure the prop to the motor.
the default settings were not documented in the E-flite 10-amp
Pro Brushless ESC manual, I decided to set them all. The settings
are easily changed through a series of throttle stick movements.