Seagull Models Super chipmunk Size 55 Specifications

SIZE 55
ASSEMBLY MANUAL
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“Graphics and specifications may change without notice”.
Specifications:
Wing span ------------------------------63in (160cm).
Wing area -----------------643.3sq.in (41.5sq dm).
Weight ------------------------7.9lbs (3.6kg).
Length ------------------------------52.7in (133.8cm).
Engine ------------------ 0.55cu.in ---- 2-stroke.
0.72cu.in ---- 4-stroke.
Radio -------------------5 channels with 7 servos.
Electric conversion: optional
Flying skill level intermediate/advanced.
SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55.
Instruction Manual.
INTRODUCTION.
Thank you for choosing the SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 ARTF by SEAGULL MODELS COMPANY
LTD. The SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 was designed with the intermediate/advanced sport flyer
in mind. It is a semi scale airplane which is easy to fly and quick to assemble. The airframe is
conventionally built using balsa, plywood to make it stronger than the average ARTF , yet the design
allows the aeroplane to be kept light. You will find that most of the work has been done for you
already.The motor mount has been fitted and the hinges are pre-installed . Flying the SUPER
CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 is simply a joy.
This instruction manual is designed to help you build a great flying aeroplane. Please read this
manual thoroughly before starting assembly of your SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 . Use the parts
listing below to identify all parts.
WARNING.
Please be aware that this aeroplane is not a toy and if assembled or used incorrectly it is
capable of causing injury to people or property. WHEN YOU FLY THIS AEROPLANE YOU
ASSUME ALL RISK & RESPONSIBILITY.
If you are inexperienced with basic R/C flight we strongly recommend you contact your R/C supplier
and join your local R/C Model Flying Club. R/C Model Flying Clubs offer a variety of training
procedures designed to help the new pilot on his way to successful R/C flight. They will also be able
to advise on any insurance and safety regulations that may apply.
KIT CONTENTS
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HINGING THE FLAP.
KIT CONTENTS.TS
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Fuselage
Wing Set
Tail Set
Canopy
Cowling
Wing Tube
Pilot
Fiberglass Wheel Pants
Landing Gear
Tail Wheel
Hardware Set
ADDITIONAL ITEMS REQUIRED.
0.55 - 0.72
2-4--stroke.
Computer radio with 7 servos.
Glow plug to suit engine.
Propeller to suit engine.
Protective foam rubber for radio
system.
Silicone fuel line.
Drill 1mm.
TOOLS & SUPPLIES NEEDED.
Thick cyanoacrylate glue.
30 minute epoxy.
5 minute epoxy.
Hand or electric drill.
Assorted drill bits.
Modelling knife.
Straight edge ruler.
2mm ball driver.
Phillips head screwdriver.
220 grit sandpaper.
90° square or builder’s triangle.
Wire cutters.
Masking tape & T-pins.
Thread-lock.
Paper towels.
M2x10mm.
M2x10mm.
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3) Slide the aileron on the wing panel until
there is only a slight gap. The hinge is now
centered on the wing panel and aileron.
Remove the T-pins and snug the aileron
against the wing panel. A gap of 1/64” or less
should be maintained between the wing panel
and aileron.
Hinge.
HINGING THE AILERONS .
Note: The control surfaces, including the
ailerons, elevators, and rudder, are
prehinged with hinges installed, but
the hinges are not glued in place. It
is imperative that you properly
adhere the hinges in place per the
steps that follow using a high-quality
thin C/A glue.
1) Carefully remove the aileron from one
of the wing panels. Note the position of the
hinges.
4) Deflect the aileron and completely
saturate each hinge with thin C/A glue. The
ailerons front surface should lightly contact the
wing during this procedure. Ideally, when
thehinges are glued in place, a 1/64” gap or
less will be maintained throughout the lengh
of the aileron to the wing panel hinge line.
Note: The hinge is constructed of a special
material that allows the C/A to wick
or penetrate and distribute
throughout the hinge, securely
bonding it to the wood structure of
the wing panel and aileron.
2) Remove each hinge from the wing panel
and aileron and place a T-pin in the center of
each hinge. Slide each hinge into the aileron
until the T-pin is snug against the aileron. This
will help ensure an equal amount of hinge is
on either side of the hinge line when the aileron
is mounted to the wing panel.
T-pin.
Hinge.
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Epoxy.
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HINGING THE ELEVATOR.
Glue the rudder hinges in place using the
same techniques used to hinge the ailerons.
INSTALL THE AILERONS CONTROL
HORN.
1) Locate the hardware necessary to install
the control horns for the ailerons.
5) Turn the wing panel over and deflect the
aileron in the opposite direction from the
opposite side. Apply thin C/A glue to each
hinge, making sure that the C/A penetrates into
both the aileron and wing panel.
6) Using C/A remover/debonder and a
paper towel, remove any excess C/A glue that
may have accumulated on the wing or in the
aileron hinge area.
Fiberglass control horn.
2)Position the Control horn on the Aileron
and use 30-minute Epoxy
7) Repeat this process with the other wing
panel, securely hinging the aileron in place.
8) After both ailerons are securely hinged,
firmly grasp the wing panel and aileron to
make sure the hinges are securely glued and
cannot be pulled out. Do this by carefully
applying medium pressure, trying to separate
the aileron from the wing panel. Use caution
not to crush the wing structure.
Note: Work the aileron up and down several
times to “work in” the hinges and
check for proper movement.
Epoxy.
Aileron control horn.
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INSTALL THE FLAP CONTROL HORN.
Instruction Manual.
Position the Control horn on the Aileron and
use 30-minute Epoxy
1) Locate the hardware necessary to install
the control horns for the ailerons.
Fiberglass control horn.
Epoxy.
2)Position the Control horn on the Aileron
and use 30-minute Epoxy
Elevator control horn.
Epoxy.
INSTALL RUDDER CONTROL HORN.
Repeat steps to install the rudder control horn
as same as steps done for ailerons.
Fiberglass control horn.
INSTALL ELEVATOR CONTROL HORN.
Install the elevator control horn using the
same method as same as the aileron control
horns.
Epoxy.
Fiberglass control horn.
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Rudder control horn.
ENGINE MOUNT INSTALLATION.
1) Locate the items necessary to install the
engine mount included with your model. .
4x30mm.
2) Use four 4x30mm head bolts and four 4mm
washers to attach the engine mount rails to
the firewall. Tighten the screws . Make sure to
use threadlock on the screws to help prevent
them from vibrating loose.
A.
B.
Vent tube.
INSTALLING THE STOPPER ASSEMBLY.
1) Using a modeling knife, carefully cut
off the rear portion of one of the 3 nylon tubes
leaving 1/2” protruding from the rear of the
stopper. This will be the fuel pick up tube.
Fuel pick up tube.
Fuel fill tube.
3) Carefully bend the second nylon tube
up at a 45º angle. This tube is the vent tube.
2) Using a modeling knife, cut one length
of silicon fuel line. Connect one end of the line
to the weighted fuel pick up and the other end
to the nylon pick up tube.
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4) Test fit the stopper assembly into the
tank. It may be necessary to remove some of
the flashing around the tank opening using a
modeling knife. If flashing is present, make
sure none falls into the tank.
Instruction Manual.
8) Use plywood template to hold in place
the fuel tank with C/A glue to secure the fuel
tank inside the fuselage.
5) With the stopper assembly in place,
the weighted pick-up should rest away from
the rear of the tank and move freely inside the
tank. The top of the vent tube should rest just
below the top of the tank. It should not touch
the top of the tank.
6) When satisfied with the alignment of
the stopper assembly tighten the 3 x 20mm
machine screw until the rubber stopper expands and seals the tank opening. Do not
overtighten the assembly as this could cause
the tank to split.
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C/A glue.
Vent tube.
FUEL TANK INSTALLATION.
Fuel pick up tube.
Fuel fill tube.
You should mark which tube is the vent
and which is the fuel pickup when you attach
fuel tubing to the tubes in the stopper. Once
the tank is installed inside the fuselage, it may
be difficult to determine which is which.
9) Connect the lines from the tank to the engine
and muffler. The vent line will connect to the
muffler and the line from the clunk to the
carburetor.
7) Slide the fuel tank into the fuselage. Guide
the lines from the tank through the hole in the
firewall.
Fuel tank.
C/A glue.
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A.
Blow through one of the lines to ensure the fuel lines have not become kinked
inside the fuel tank compartment. Air
should flow through easily.
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INSTALLING THE FUSELAGE SERVOS.
Because the size of servos differ, you
may need to adjust the size of the precut opening in the mount. The notch in the sides of the
mount allow the servo lead to pass through.
1) Install the rubber grommets and brass
collets onto the throttle servo. Test fit the servo
into the aileron servo mount.
Trim and cut.
2) Secure the servos with the screws provided with your radio system.
Throttle servo.
Rudder servo.
Switch.
Elevator servo.
THROTTLE SERVO ARM INSTALLATION.
Install adjustable servo connector in the servo
arm as same as picture below:
Loctite secure.
MOUNTING THE ENGINE.
1) Position the engine with the drive washer
(110mm) forward of the firewall as shown.
Adjustable Servo
connector.
Servo arm.
1 PCS.
Throttle servo arm.
Rudder servo arm.
110mm.
Elevator servo arm.
2) Use a pin drill and 2mm drill bit to drill a
small indentation in the mount for the engine
mounting screw.
INSTALLING THE SWITCH.
Install the switch into the precut hole in the
side, in the fuselage.
2mm.
3/ 32” Hole.
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3) Use a drill to drill the four holes in the engine
mount rails.
2mm.
8) Reinstall the servo horn by sliding the
connector over the pushrod wire. Center the
throttle stick and trim and install the servo horn
perpendicular to the servo center line.
4) On the fire wall has the location for the
throttle pusshrod tube (pre-drill).
Drill 4mm.
Pushrod tube hole.
5) Slide the pushrod tube in the firewall and
guide it through the fuel tank mount. Use
medium C/A to glue the tube to the firewall and
the fuel tank mount.
6) Connect the Z-bend in the 450mm throttle
pushrod to the outer hole of the carburetor arm.
7) Slide the throttle pushrod wire into the tube.
Position the engine between the mounts. Use
four M3x25mm machine screws to secure the
engine to the mount as shown.
Machine screw M3x25mm.
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9) Move the throttle stick to the closed position
and move the carburetor to closed. Use a 2.5mm
hex wrench to tighten the screw that secures
the throttle pushrod wire. Make sure to use
threadlock on the screw so it does not vibrate
loose.
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COWLING.
1)Slide the fiberglass cowl over the engine
and line up the back edge of the cowl with the
marks you made on the fuselage then trim and
cut as shown.
2) While keeping the back edge of the
cowl flush with the marks, align the front of
the cowl with the crankshaft of the engine. The
front of the cowl should be positioned so the
crankshaft is in nearly the middle of the cowl
opening. Use the spinner backplate as a guide.
Hold the cowl firmly in place using pieces of
masking tape.
Needle valve.
Trim and cut.
Trim and cut.
Machine screw M3x10mm.
Trim and cut.
Because of the size of the cowl, it may be necessary to use a needle valve extension for the
high speed needle valve. Make this out of sufficient length 1.5mm wire and install it into the
end of the needle valve. Secure the wire in
place by tightening the set screw in the side of
the needle valve.
3) Install the muffler and muffler extension
onto the engine and make the cutout in the
cowl for muffler clearance. Connect the fuel
and pressure lines to the carburetor, muffler
and fuel filler valve. Secure the cowl to fuselage using the M3x10mm screws.
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ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION.
1) Locate the items neccessary to install the
electric power conversion included with your
model.
Instruction Manual.
3) Attach the motor to the front of the electric
motor box using four 3mm blind nut, four
M3x15mm hex head bolts to secure the motor.
Please see picture shown.
4mm.
Recommendation EP parts as shown (not
included with your model)
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Model size: .45-52 size models
Motor: 35mm 830 rev per volt
Propeller: 12x6 ~ 13=x6
ESC: 50A
Lipo Batteries: 4 cell 3200mA
2) Attach the electric motor box to the firewall
suitable with the cross lines drawn on the electric
motor box and firewall. Using epoxy and balsa
stick to secure the motor box to the firewall.
Please see pictures below.
4mm.
Blind nut.
M4x20mm.
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M3x15mm.
5) Attach the speed control to the side of the
motor box using two-sided tape and tie wraps.
Connect the appropriate leads from the speed
control to the motor. Make sure the leads will
not interfere with the operation of the motor.
Speed control.
Epoxy.
INSTALLING THE SPINNER.
Install the spinner backplate, propeller and
spinner cone.
110mm.
Balsa stick.
Epoxy.
Electric motor.
The propeller should not touch any part
of the spinner cone. If it does, use a
sharp modeling knife and carefully trim away
the spinner cone where the propeller comes
in contact with it.
Battery.
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INSTALLING THE AILERON - FLAP SERVOS.
3) Apply 2-3 drops of thin C/A to each of the
mounting holes. Allow the C/A to cure without
using accelerator.
Servos.
Small weight.
Thread.
Because the size of servos differ, you
may need to adjust the size of the precut opening in the mount. The notch in the sides of
the mount allow the servo lead to pass through.
4) Use dental floss to secure the connection
so they cannot become unplugged.
1) Place the servo between the mounting
blocks and space it from the hatch. Use a pencil
to mark the mounting hole locations on the
blocks.
5) Secure the servo to the aileron hatch using
Phillips screwdriver and the screws provided
with the servo.
2) Use drill bit in a pin vise to drill the mouting
holes in the blocks.
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6) Apply 1-2 drops of thin C/A to each of the
mounting tabs. Allow the C/A to cure without
using accelerator.
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7) A string has been provided in the wing to
pull the aileron lead through to the wing root.
Remove the string from the wing at the servo
location and use the tape to attach it to the
servo extension lead. Pull the lead through the
wing and remove the string.
9) Set the aileron hatch in place and use a
Phillips screw driver to install it with four wood
screws.
M2x10mm.
AILERON PUSHROD HORN INSTALLATION
Mark.
Pen.
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1) Mark the control wire where it crosses the
servo arm hole.
FLAP PUSHROD HORN INSTALLATION
Bend at the mark.
8mm.
M2 lock nut.
Cut.
Metal clevis.
8mm
Snap keeper.
Servo arm.
2) Make a 90-degree bend at the mark and cut
off the excess wire leaving 8mm past the bend.
Snap keeper.
M2 lock nut.
Metal clevis.
8mm
Snap keeper.
Servo arm.
Snap keeper.
INSTALLING LANDING GEAR
3) Connect the linkage as shown and secure
the control wire with a snap keeper.
Wing.
M2 lock nut.
Aileron.
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1)Locate items necessary to install Spring
Landing Gear.
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2)Install Spring Landing Gear into Wings.
Pen.
Plastic plate.
Wheel Pant.
Drill 2mm.
Drill 1.5mm.
Landing Gear.
M2x10mm.
M3x15mm.
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3)Install Wheels into Fiberglass Wheels
Pants.
Washer.
Wheel .
Epoxy.
4)Attach Fiberglass Wheel Pants into landing
Gear.
Drill hole
M3x10mm.
Alxe.
Wheel collar.
Alxe.
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INSTALLING THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER.
1) Using a ruler and a pen, locate the
centerline of the horizontal stabilizer, at the trailing edge, and place a mark. Use a triangle
and extend this mark, from back to front,
across the top of the stabilizer. Also extend
this mark down the back of the trailing edge of
the stabilizer.
4) With the stabilizer held firmly in place,
use a pen and draw lines onto the stabilizer
where it and the fuselage sides meet. Do this
on both the right and left sides and top and
bottom of the stabilizer.
Pen.
2) Using a modeling knife, carefully remove
the covering at mounting slot of horizontal stabilizer ( both side of fuselage).
5) Remove the stabilizer. Using the lines
you just drew as a guide, carefully remove the
covering from between them using a modeling knife.
Trim and cut.
Cut.
When cutting through the covering to remove it, cut with only enough pressure
to only cut through the covering itself. Cutting
into the balsa structure may weaken it.
3) Slide the stabilizer into place in the precut slot in the rear of the fuselage. The stabilizer should be pushed firmly against the front
of the slot.
6) Using a modeling knife, carefully remove the covering that overlaps the stabilizer
mounting platform sides in the fuselage. Remove the covering from both the top and the
bottom of the platform sides.
Epoxy.
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7) When you are sure that everything is
aligned correctly, mix up a generous amount
of 30 Minute Epoxy. Apply a thin layer to the
top and bottom of the stabilizer mounting area
and to the stabilizer mounting platform sides
in the fuselage. Slide the stabilizer in place
and realign. Double check all of your measurements once more before the epoxy cures.
Hold the stabilizer in place with T-pins or masking tape and remove any excess epoxy using
a paper towel and rubbing alcohol.
Instruction Manual.
1) While holding the vertical stabilizer
firmly in place, use a pen and draw a line on
each side of the vertical stabilizer where it
meets the top of the fuselage.
Fill epoxy.
Fill epoxy.
Fill epoxy.
2) Slide the vertical stabilizer back in
place. Using a triangle, check to ensure that
the vertical stabilizer is aligned 90º to the horizontal stabilizer.
Horizontal
Stabilizer.
90º
Vertical
Stabilizer.
INSTALLING VERITICAL FIN.
C/A glue.
C/A glue.
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3) When you are sure that everything is
aligned correctly, mix up a generous amount of
Flash 30 Minute Epoxy. Apply a thin layer to the
mounting slot and to bottom of the vertical stabilizer mounting area. Apply epoxy to the bottom and top edges of the filler block and to the
lower hinge also. Set the stabilizer in place
and realign. Double check all of your measurements once more before the epoxy cures. Hold
the stabilizer in place with T-pins or masking
tape and remove any excess epoxy using a
paper towel and rubbing alcohol. Allow the epoxy to fully cure before proceeding.
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M3x12mm.
MOUNTING THE TAIL WHEEL.
1) Locate the items for this section of the
manual.
Platic part.
Cut.
C/A glue.
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HINGING THE RUDDER.
Glue the rudder hinges in place using the
same techniques used to hinge the ailerons.
Instruction Manual.
ELEVATOR PUSHROD HORN
INSTALLATION.
1) Install the elevator control horn using
the same method as with the aileron control
horns.
2) Position the elevator control horn on
the both side of elevator.
Epoxy.
Elevator control horn.
Elevator control horn.
3) Thread one clevis and M2 lock nut on
to each elevator control rod. Thread the horns
on until they are flush with the ends of the control rods.
4) Elevator and rudder pushrods assembly
as pictures below.
M2 lock nut .
C/A glue.
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M2 clevis.
M2 clevis.
M2 lock nut .
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Control horn.
Pen.
Metal clevis.
Elevator pushrod.
M2 lock nut.
Elevator pushrod.
8mm.
Wire keeper.
8mm.
8mm.
RUDDER PUSHROD HORN
INSTALLATION.
M2 lock nut .
M2 clevis.
8mm.
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Rudder pushrod.
Metal clevis.
Control horn.
M2 lock nut.
M2x6mm.
Elevator pushrod.
2) A scale pilot is included with this ARF. The
Seagull Pilot included fitting well to the cockpit.
(or you can order others scale pilot figures
made by Seagull factory. They are available at
Seagull distributors.)
Pen.
If you are going to install a pilot figure, please
use a sanding bar to sand the base of the figure
so that it is flat.
3) Position the pilot figure on the canopy floor
as show. Locate the oval shaped on the canopy
floor and remove the covering. Use epoxy to
glue this into the base of the pilot figure and
glue the cockpit panel in place with C/A glue,
please see pictures as shown.
8mm.
Wire keeper.
80mm.
Epoxy.
INSTALLATION PILOT AND CANOPY.
1) Locate items necessary to install pilot and
canopy.
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4) Position the canopy onto the fuselage. Trace
around the canopy and onto the fuselage using
a felt-tipped pen.
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C/A glue.
Wing tube.
M2x6mm.
APPLY THE DECALS.
1) If all the decals are precut and ready to
stick. Please be certain the model is clean and
free from oily fingerprints and dust. Position
decal on the model where desired, using the
photos on the box and aid in their location.
Insert two wing panels as pictures below.
2) If all the decals are not precut, please use
scissors or a sharp hobby knife to cut the
decals from the sheet. Please be certain the
model is clean and free from oily fingerprints
and dust. Position decal on the model where
desired, using the photos on the box and aid
in their location.
- Apply a bead of canopy glue around the inside
edge of the canopy. Position the canopy onto
the hatch. Use tape to hold the canopy secure
until the glue fully cures.
INSTALLING THE BATTERY-RECEIVER.
1) Plug the five servo leads and the switch
lead into the receiver. Plug the battery pack
lead into the switch also.
2) Wrap the receiver and battery pack in
the protective foam rubber to protect them
from vibration.
3) Route the antenna in the antenna tube
inside the fuselage and secure it to the bottom of fuselage using a plastic tape.
ATTACHMENT WING-FUSELAGE.
Wing bolt.
Attach the aluminium tube into fuselage.
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M4x20mm.
Instruction Manual.
Accurately mark the balance point on the top
of the wing on both sides of the fuselage. The
balance point is located 88mm back from the
leading edge of the wing at the wing root. This
is the balance point at which your model
should balance for your first flights. Later, you
may wish to experiment by shifting the balance
up to 10mm forward or back to change the
flying characteristics. Moving the balance
forward may improve the smoothness and
arrow- like tracking, but it may then require
more speed for take off and make it more
difficult to slow down for landing. Moving the
balance aft makes the model more agile with
a lighter and snappier ”feel”. In any case,please
start at the location we recommend .
With the wing attached to the fuselage, all
parts of the model installed ( ready to fly), and
empty fuel tanks, hold the model at the marked
balance point with the stabilizer level.
Lift the model. If the tail drops when you lift,
the model is “tail heavy” and you must add
weight* to the nose. If the nose drops, it is
“nose heavy” and you must add weight* to the
tail to balance.
BALANCING.
1) It is critical that your airplane be
balanced correctly. Improper balance will
cause your plane to lose control and crash.
THE CENTER OF GRAVITY IS LOCATED
88 MM BACK FROM THE LEADING EDGE
OF THE WING AT THE WING ROOT.
2) Mount the wing to the fuselage. Using a
couple of pieces of masking tape, place them
on the top side of the wing 88 mm back from
the leading edge of the wing at the wing root.
3) Turn the airplane upside down. Place
your fingers on the masking tape and carefully
lift the plane .
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110mm.
*If possible, first attempt to balance the model
by changing the position of the receiver battery
and receiver. If you are unable to obtain good
balance by doing so, then it will be necessary
to add weight to the nose or tail to achieve the
proper balance point.
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CONTROL THROWS.
Ailerons:
High Rate :
Up :
25 mm
Down : 25 mm
Low Rate :
Up :
15 mm
Down : 15 mm
Elevator:
High Rate :
Up :
25 mm
Down : 25 mm
Low Rate :
Up :
15 mm
Down : 15 mm
Rudder:
High Rate :
Right : 40 mm
Left : 40 mm
Low Rate :
Right : 30 mm
Left : 30 mm
Flap:
Mid : 20 mm
Full : 30 mm
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FLIGHT PREPARATION.
PREFLIGHT CHECK.
Check the operation and direction of the
elevator, rudder, ailerons and throttle.
1) Completely charge your transmitter
and receiver batteries before your first day of
flying.
A) Plug in your radio system per the
manufacturer's instructions and turn everything on.
B) Check the elevator first. Pull back
on the elevator stick. The elevator halves
should move up. If it they do not, flip the servo
reversing switch on your transmitter to change
the direction.
C) Check the rudder. Looking from
behind the airplane, move the rudder stick to
the right. The rudder should move to the right.
If it does not, flip the servo reversing switch on
your transmitter to change the direction.
D) Check the throttle. Moving the
throttle stick forward should open the carburetor barrel. If it does not, flip the servo reversing switch on your transmitter to change
the direction.
E) From behind the airplane, look at
the aileron on the right wing half. Move the
aileron stick to the right. The right aileron
should move up and the other aileron should
move down. If it does not, flip the servo reversing switch on your transmitter to change
the direction.
2) Check every bolt and every glue joint
in the SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55 to ensure that everything is tight and well bonded.
3) Double check the balance of the airplane. Do this with the fuel tank empty.
4) Check the control surfaces. All should
move in the correct direction and not bind in
any way.
5) If your radio transmitter is equipped
with dual rate switches double check that they
are on the low rate setting for your first few
flights.
6) Check to ensure the control surfaces
are moving the proper amount for both low
and high rate settings.
7) Check the receiver antenna. It should
be fully extended and not coiled up inside the
fuselage.
8) Properly balance the propeller. An out
of balance propeller will cause excessive vibration which could lead to engine and/or airframe failure.
We wish you many safe and enjoyable
flights with your SUPER CHIPMUNK SIZE 55.
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