Instruction Manual Book
Item code: BH155.
RADIAL ROCKET
ALL BALSA - PLY WOOD CONSTRUCTION.
COVERED WITH ORACOVER.
95% ALMOST READY TO FLY
SPECIFICATION
- Wingspan: 1,410mm (55.51in).
- Length: 1,235mm (48.62in).
- Weight: 3 - 3.2kg (6.6 - 7.04lbs).
- Wing area: 29.7dm 2.
- Wing loading: 104.5g/dm2.
- Wing type: Naca Airfoil.
- Spinner: 80mm.
Parts listing required (not included):
- Radio: 05 channels.
- Servo: 07 servos.
- Servo mount: 42mm x 21mm.
- Engine: 46 - 55 2 stroke.
- Motor: Brushless outrunner 1000-1800W, 800KV.
- Propeller: Suit with your engine.
Recommended Motor and Battery set up
(not included):
- Motor: RIMFIRE.55 .
- Lipo cell: 6 cells 4,000-5,000mAh.
- ESC: 60A.
- Receiver battery: 6V/ 1200-2000mAh NiMH.
Made in Vietnam.
RADIAL ROCKET
Item code: BH155.
Instruction Manual
This instruction manual is designed to help you build a great flying aeroplane. Please read this manual thoroughly
before starting assembly of your RADIAL ROCKET. 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.
TOOLS & SUPPLIES NEEDED
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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.
Parts listing
Fuselage assembly
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(1) Fuselage.
Wing assembly
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(1) Right wing half with pre-installed aileron.
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(1) Left wing half with pre-installed aileron.
TAIL SECTION ASSEMBLY
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(1) Vertical stabilizer with pre-installed rudder.
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(1) Horizontal stabilizer with pre-installed
elevator halves.
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Some more parts.
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Hardware pack
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COWLING.
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Landing gear.....
SUGGESTION
To avoid scratching your new airplane, do not
unwrap the pieces until they are needed for
assembly. Cover your workbench with an old towel or
brown paper, both to protect the aircraft and to protect
the table. Keep a couple of jars or bowls handy to hold
the small parts after you open the bag.
NOTE
Please trial fit all the parts. Make sure you have the
correct parts and that they fit and are aligned properly before gluing! This will assure proper assembly.
RADIAL ROCKET ARF is hand made from natural
materials, every plane is unique and minor adjustments
may have to be made. However, you should find the fit
superior and assembly simple.
The painted and plastic parts used in this kit are fuel
proof. However, they are not tolerant of many harsh
chemicals including the following: paint thinner, C/A
glue accelerator, C/A glue debonder and acetone. Do
not let these chemicals come in contact with the colors
on the covering and the plastic parts.
RADIAL ROCKET
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Caution:
This model is not a toy!
If you are a beginner to this type of powered model,
please ask an experienced model flyer for help and
support. If you attempt to operate the model without
knowing what you are doing you could easily injure
yourself or somebody else. Please keep your safety
and well-being in mind at all times.
necessary. If the air or the iron is too hot, the film may
melt and holes may be formed.
This model is highly pre-fabricated and can be built in
a very short time. However, the work which you have to
carry out is important and must be done carefully. The
model will only be strong and fly well if you complete
your tasks competently - so please work slowly and
accurately.
Important: Before you start construction
Even if you have built a large number of RC models
please read right through these instructions and check
all the kit components against the parts list. We have
taken great trouble to keep construction as simple as
possible, without making any compromises in the area
of safety.
When self-tapping screws have to be screwed into
wood, apply a little white glue to prevent them
shaking loose: just squirt white glue into the hole
and fit the screw.
Note regarding the film covering
Minor creases or bubbles may develop in the film
covering due to major fluctuations in weather conditions
(temperature, humidity etc.); in rare cases you may
even find a slight warp in a component. These minor
faults are in the nature of film-covered built-up wooden
structures, and can easily be corrected using a heat
gun, as commonly used for modelling.
Creases:
Blow warm air over the area and rub
down with a soft cloth.
Wing wrap: Hold the panel twisted gently in
the opposite direction to the wrap,and
apply warm air to remove the creases
from the covering.
Caution! do not heat the film more than is absolutely
SAFETY PRECAUTION
+ This is not a toy.
+ Be sure that no other flyers are using your radio
frequency.
+ Do not smoke near fuel.
+ Store fuel in a cool, dry place, away from children
and pets.
+ Wear safety glasses.
+The glow plug clip must be securely attached to the
glow plug.
+ Do not flip the propeller with your fingers.
+ Keep loose clothing and wires away from the
propeller.
+ Do not start the engine if people are near. Do not
stand in line with the side of the propeller.
+ Make engine adjustments from behind the propeller
only. Do not reach around the spinning propeller.
REPLACEMENT LARGE PARTS
B1
D
N
C
L
B2
F
E
K
A
G
A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
Fuselage.
Wing panel (B1, B2).
Horizontal stabilizer.
Rudder.
Aluminium wing dihedral brace.
K:
G:
F:
L:
N:
Cowling.
Cockpit fuselage.
Wheel pants.
Plastic parts for fairing.
Decal sheet.
G2
G1
G3
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REPLACEMENT SMALL PARTS
3x12mm
1
3x10mm
3x25mm
1
5
3x15mm
7
3 x 12mm
4x25mm
2x10mm
3
3x15mm
6a
2
1. Wire gear.
2. Wheels.
3. Plastic - engine mount.
4. Wood - motor mount.
5. Spinner.
6. Fuel Tank
6a. Clunk.
6b. Stopper (three line).
7. Tail gear set.
4x60mm
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6b
M2
i. aileron
4
Assemble then apply drops of thin
C/A to center of hinge,on both sides.
See pictures below:
Bottom side.
Flap
Aileron
2. installing the aileron servos
1. installing the ailerons
Test fit the ailerons to the wing with the hinges. If the
hinges don’t remain centered, stick a pin through the
middle of the hinge to hold it in position.
Temporary pin to
keep hinge centered.
 1) Install the rubber grommets and brass
eyelets on to the aileron servos.
 2) Using a modeling knife, remove the
covering from over the pre-cut servo arm exit hole on
the aileron servo tray / hatch. This hole will allow the
servo arm to pass through when installing the aileron
pushrods.
Remove the covering
Servo tray
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 3) Place the servo into the servo tray. Center
the servo within the tray and drill 1.5mm pilot holes
through the block of wood for each of the four mounting screws provided with the servo.
Secure
Drill a hole
1.5mm
2x10mm
 5) Repeat the procedure to install the aileron servos
in the opposite wing half.
3. INSTALLING the aileron CONTROL HORN
Secure
 1) Remove the covering from the slot on the bottom of the aileron.
 2) Insert the control horn into the slot and secure
it by A+B Epoxy glue.
Electric wire
 4) Using the thread as a guide and using
masking tape, tape the servo lead to the end of the
thread: carefully pull the thread out. When you have
pulled the servo lead out, remove the masking tape and
the servo lead from the thread.
2. Push in
Aileron
control horn
1. A+B Epoxy glue
 3) Repeat the procedure to install the control horn
on the opposite aileron.
Electric wire
4. installing the aileron linkages
Installing the aileron linkages as pictures below.
M2 lock nut
Snap keeper.
100mm
Drill a hole
1.5mm
Using pliers, carefully make a 90 degree bend down at
the mark made. Cut off the excess wire, leaving about
6mm beyond the blend.
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Silicone Tube
R
L
3x10mm
3x15mm
Bend and cut.
Insert the 90 degree bend down through the hole in the
control horn. Install one nylon snap keeper over the
wire to secure it to the control horn. Install the control
horn retaining screw and remove the masking tape
from the aileron.
Flaslink
Pushrod wire
Control horn
3x15mm
Secure
Repeat the procedure to install the second aileron
linkages in the opposite wing half.
After both linkages are completed. connect both of
the aileron servo loads using a Y-harness you have
purchased.
II. INSTALLING the flap
Flap install as same as the way of aileron. Repeat
step #1 - #4 on the part I (page 4,5) to install the flap.
Secure
Collar
Iii. MAIN GEAR INSTALATION
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IV. INSTALLING THE engine mount
Drill 5 holes
2.5mm
There are two options:
1. Electric motor
2. Engine mount.
3x15mm
3x10mm
Secure
OPTION 1: ELECTRIC MOTOR
4x60mm
Repeat the procedure to install the opposite gear.
3x15mm
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115mm
VI. fuel tank
INSTALLING THE STOPPER ASSEMBLY
 1) The stopper has been pre-assembled at the
factory.
OPTION 2: engine mount
See pictures below:
3x25mm
4x25mm
 2) Using a modeling knife, cut one length of silicon
fuel line (the length of silicon fuel line is calculated by
how the weighted clunk should rest about 8mm away
from the rear of the tank and move freely inside the
tank). Connect one end of the line to the weighted
clunk and the other end to the nylon pick up tube in
the stopper.
 3) Carefully bend the second nylon tube up at a 45
degree angle (using a cigarette lighter). This tube will
be the vent tube to the muffler.
 4) Carefully bend the third nylon tube down at a 45
degree angle (using a cigarette lighter). This tube will
be vent tube to the fueling valve.
When the stopper assembly is installed in the tank, the
top of the vent tube should rest just below the top surface of the tank. It should not touch the top of the tank.
Be sure to equip
air vent pipe.
V. inStalling the engine
Locate the long piece of wire used for the throttle
pushrod. One end of the wire has been pre-bend in to a
“Z” bend at the factory. This “Z” bend should be inserted
into the throttle arm of the engine when the engine is
fitted onto the engine mount. Fit the engine to the engine
mount using the screws provided.
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Not included.
Tygon tubing (Gas). And
silicone tubing (Methanol).
To carburetor
fuel inlet
Tubing for
re-fuelling
5mm
Atter confirming the direction
(see front view of fuel tank). Insert and tighten the screw.
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 5) 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 of it falls into the tank.
Rudder servo
 6) When satisfied with the alignment of the stopper
assembly tighten the 3mm x 20mm machine screw until
the rubber stopper expands and seals the tank opening.
Do not over tighten the assembly as this could cause
the tank to split.
 7) Using a modeling knife, cut 3 lengths of fuel line
150mm long. Connect 2 lines to the 2 vent tubes and 1
line to the fuel pickup tube in the stopper.
 8) Feed three lines through the fuel tank compartment and through the pre-drilled hole in the firewall. Pull
the lines out from behind the engine, while guiding the
fuel tank into place. Push the fuel tank as far forward as
possible, the front of the tank should just about touch
the back of the firewall.
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.
Throttle servo
Elevator servo
INSTALLING THE THROTTLE PUSHROD
Install one adjustable metal connector through the third
hole out from the center of one servo arm, enlarge the
hole in the servo arm using a 2mm drill bit to accommodate the servo connector. Remove the excess material
from the arm.
After installing the adjustable metal connector apply
a small drop of thin C/A to the bottom nut. This will
prevent the connector from loosening during flight.
 9) To secure the fuel tank in place, apply a bead of
silicon sealer to the forward area of the tank, where it
exits the fuselage behind the engine mounting box and
to the rear of the tank at the forward bulkhead.
Pushrod wire
Do not secure the tank into place permanently until after
balancing the airplane. You may need to remove the
tank to mount the battery in the fuel tank compartment.
Tie wrap
Fuel tank
Throttle pushrod
servos installATION
installing the FUSELAGE SERVOS
 1) Install the rubber grommets and brass collets
into the elevator, rudder and throttle servos. Test fit
the servos into the servo tray. Trim the tray if necessary to fit your servos.
 2) Mount the servo to the tray using the mounting
screws provided with your radio system.
See pictures below:
Connector
Servo arm
Throttle servo
Secure
Cut
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VIII. COWLING
Cowl area cutout
for muffler
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IX. INSTALLING horizontal
STABILIZER
 1) Elevator install as same as the way of aileron.
Please see pictures below.
Cowl area cutout
for engine head.
 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.
 2) Using a modeling knife, carefully remove the film
covering from the tail slots at the rear of the fuselage.
Make sure that you do not remove any wood from the
slots as this will affect the alignment of the tail.
 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. Hold the cowl firmly in place using
pieces of masking tape.
Trim the covering
from the tail slots.
 3) Slide the cowl back over the engine and secure
it in place using four wood screws. See picture below.
 4) 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.
 5) Drill four 2.5mm pilot holes through both the cowl
and the side edges of the firewall. Using a 3mm drill bit,
enlarge the four holes in the cowling.
 3) Draw a center line onto the horizontal stabilizer.
Then put the horizontal into the fuselage.
Center line
Drill a hole
2.5mm
Push in
Secure
3x10mm
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A
B
B
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 4) Check the fit of the horizontal stabilizer in its
slot. Make sure the horizontal stabilizer is square and
centered to the fuselage by taking measurements, but
don’t glue anything yet.
Check to mark sure the wing and stabilizer are
paralell. If they are not, lightly sand the opening
in the fuselage for the stabilizer until the stabilizer
is paralell to the wing, but don’t glue anything yet.
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ELEVATOR CONTROL HORN
INSTALLATION
Elevator control horn install as same as the way of
aileron control horn. Please see pictures below.
control horn
Bottom side.
A
A=A
1. A+B Epoxy glue
 5) With the horizontal stabilizer correctly aligned,
mark the shape of the fuselage on the top and the
bottom of the tail plane using a water soluble / non
permanent felt-tip pen.
2. Push in
Drill a hole
1.5 mm
Mark line
Elevator control horn
 6) Remove the stabilizer. Using a modeling knife
and ruler CAREFULLY cut 1mm inside the marked
lines. Remove the covering from the top and the
bottom of the tail plane.
Make sure you only cut with enough pressure to only
cut through the film and not the wood. Cutting into
the balsa structure may weaken it. This could lead to
possible failure during flight.
Top side and
bottom side.
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 re-align. Double check all of your measurements one more time before the epoxy cures. Remove
any excess epoxy using a paper towel and rubbing
alcohol and hold the stabilizer in place with T-pins or
masking tape.
Remove
the covering.
A/B Epoxy glue
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After the epoxy has fully cured, remove the masking
tape or T-pins used to hold the stabilizer in place and
carefully inspect the glue joints. Use more epoxy to fill
in any gaps that may exits that were not filled previously and clean up the excess using a paper towel and
rubbing alcohol.
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Flaslink
servo arm
Pushrod wire
Cut.
Secure.
Snap keeper
C/A glue.
VIi. Rudder INSTALLATION
Rudder install as same as the way of aileron.
Top side
ELEVATOR PUSHROD INSTALLATION
Bottom side.
Top side
Elevator pushrod
Silicone Tube
M2 Lock nut
M2
Secure.
Bend
Cut.
Elevator pushrod
Elevator servo
 1) Using pliers, carefully make a 90 degree bend
down at the mark made. Cut off the excess wire, leaving
about 6mm beyond the blend.
 2) Insert the 90 degree bend down through the
hole in the servo arm. Install one nylon snap keeper
over the wire to secure it to the arm. Install the servo
arm retaining screw.
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RUDDER CONTROL HORN INSTALLATION
Rudder control horn install as same as method of
elevator control horn.
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Bottom side
1. A
+B
2.
Ep
oxy
Pu
Control horn
sh
in
2. A+B
Epoxy glue
1. Push in
glu
e
 2) Mark the locations of the two mounting screws.
Remove the tail wheel bracket and drill 2mm pilot holes
at the locations marked.
Rudder pushrod
Mark
Rudder
control horn
M2 Lock nut
M2
Snap keeper
Rudder pushrod
Drill a hole
2.5mm diameter
Rudder servo
Flaslink
Servo arm
Pushrod wire
XI. MOUNTING THE TAIL WHEEL
BRACKET
 1) Set the tail wheel assembly in place on the plywood plate.The pivot point of the tail wheel wire should
be even with the rudder hinge line and the tail wheel
bracket should be centered on the plywood plate.
 3) Secure the tail wheel bracket in place using
three 3mm x 12mm wood screws. Be careful not to
overtighten the screws.
Secure
3 x 12mm
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XII. INSTALLING THE switch,
RECEIVER AND BATTERY
 1) Cut out the switch hole using a modeling knife.
Use a 2mm drill bit and drill out the two mounting holes
through the fuselage side.
 2) Secure the switch in place using the two machine
screws provided with the radio system.
 3) Plug the servo leads and the switch lead into
the receiver. You may want to plug an aileron extension
into the receiver to make plugging in the aileron servo
lead easier when you are installing the wing. Plug the
battery pack lead into the switch.
 4) Wrap the receiver and battery pack in the protective foam to protect them from vibration. Use a rubber
band or masking tape to hold the foam in place.
Push in
Insert the wing panel as pictures below.
Push in
 5) Position the battery pack and receiver behind
the fuel tank. Use two tie wraps to hold the battery and
receiver securely in place as pictures below.
Do not permanently secure the receiver and battery
until after balancing the model.
 6) Using a 2mm drill bit, drill a hole through the side
of the fuselage, near the receiver, for the antenna to exit.
Push in
Screw the wing panel in position.
Switch
Receiver
Battery
Secure
Secure
XIII. WING ATTACHMENT
Locate the aluminium wing dihedral brace.
Aluminium tube.
19mm.
382mm
*** Test fit the aluminium tube dihedral brace into each
wing haft. The brace should slide in easily. If not, use
220 grit sand around the edges and ends of the brace
until it fits properly.
Attach the aluminium tube into the fuselage.
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XIV. installing cockpit
fuselage
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Pilot
A/B Epoxy glue.
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 95MM BACK
FROM THE LEADING EDGE OF THE WING.
Position the canopy so the rear frame on the canopy is
aligned with the rear edge of the cockpit opening. Use
canopy glue to secure the canopy to the canopy hatch.
Use low-tack tape to hold the canopy in position until
the glue fully cures. Wrap the tape completely around
the canopy hatch, as the tape does not stick well to
the covering. We used balsa sticks to hold the lower
edges of the canopy tightly against the canopy hatch.
 2) Mount the wing to the fuselage. Using a couple
of pieces of masking tape, place them on the top side
of the wing 95mm back from the leading edge, at the
fuselage sides.
 3) Turn the airplane upside down. Place your fingers
on the masking tape and carefully lift the plane.
Accurately mark the balance point on the top of the
wing on both sides of the fuselage. The balance point
is located 95mm back from the leading edge. 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.
XV. INSTALLING the spinner
Install the spinner backplate, propeller and spinner
cone. The spinner cone is held in place using two 3mm
x 8 mm machine screws.
Lift the model. If the tail drops when you lift, the model
is “tail heavy” and you must add weigh* to the nose. If
the nose drops, it is “nose heavy” and you must add
weight* to the tail to balance.
*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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PRE-FLIGHT CHECK
CG
95mm
 1) Completely charge your transmitter and receiver
batteries before your first day of flying.
 2) Check every bolt and every glue joint in your
plane to ensure that everything is tight and well bonded.
 3) Double check the balance of the airplane.
 4) Check the control surface.
 5) Check the receiver antenna. It should be fully
extended and not coiled up inside the fuselage.
 6) Properly balance the propeller.
We wish you many safe and enjoyable
flights with your RADIAL ROCKET.
CONTROL THROWS
 1) We highly recommend setting up a plane using
the control throws listed.
 2) The control throws should be measured at the
widest point of each control surface.
 3) Check to be sure the control surfaces move in
the correct directions.
Control throw Ailerons:
Low: 10mm up / down.
High: 12mm up / down.
Control throw Flaps:
Mid: 16mm down.
Control throw Elevators:
Low: 8mm up / down.
High: 10mm up / down.
Control throw Rudder:
Low: 20mm left / right.
High: 22mm left / right.
10mm
Aileron control
Flap control
10mm
16mm
8mm
Elevator control
8mm
20mm
Rudder control
16
20mm
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I/C FLINGT WARNINGS
aerials or other dangerous areas
including airports, motorways etc.
behind the propeller, and do not
allow any part of your body to be in
line with the propeller.
Always operate in open areas, away
from factories, hospitals, schools,
buildings and houses etc. NEVER
fly your aircraft close to people or
built up areas.
DO NOT dispose of empty fuel
containers on a fire, this can lead to
an explosion.
NEVER fly in wet conditions or on
windy or stormy days.
NEVER use damaged or deformed
propellers or spinners.
NEVER fly near power lines,
THE PROPELLER IS DANGEROUS.
Keep fingers, clothing (ties, shirt
sleeves, scarves) or any other loose
objects that could be caught or
drawn in, away from the propeller.
Take care at ALL times.
ALWAYS adjust the engine from
Keep all onlookers (especially small
children and animals) well back
from the area of operation. This is
a flying aircraft, which will cause
serious injury in case of impact with
a person or animal.
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