MS:40 ASSEMBLY MANUAL “Graphics and specifications may change without notice”. Specifications: Wing span ----------------------------50.4in (128cm). Wing area -----------------840.1sq.in (54.2sq dm). Weight ----------------------- 5.1-5.7lbs (2.3-2.6kg). Length ---------------------------------51.6in (131cm). Engine --------------- 0.46-0.55cu.in ----2-stroke. 0.72cu.in ---4-stroke. Radio --------------------4 channels with 6 servos. Electric conversion: optional Instruction Manual. SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. INTRODUCTION. Thank you for choosing the SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D ARTF by SEAGULL MODELS COMPANY LTD. The SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D 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 SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D 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 SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D . Use the parts listing below to identify all parts. WARNING. Please be aware that this aeroplane is not a toy and if it is assembled or used incorrectly it will cause 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 3 3 6 1 2 2 9 5 12 4 10 12 12 2 12 12 12 12 5 5 www.seagullmodels.com KIT CONTENTS.S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 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. SEA40001 SEA40002 SEA40003 SEA40004 SEA40005 SEA40006 SEA40007 SEA40008 SEA40009 SEA40010 SEA40011 SEA40012 1) Carefully remove the aileron from one of the wing panels. Note the position of the hinges. ADDITIONAL ITEMS REQUIRED. 0.46-0.55 0.72 2-stroke. 4-stroke. Computer radio with 6 servos. Glow plug to suit engine. Propeller to suit engine. Protective foam rubber for radio system. 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. 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. 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. 3 SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. Instruction Manual. 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. 7) Repeat this process with the other wing panel, securely hinging the aileron in place. Hinge. 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 the hinges 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. 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: 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. Note: Work the aileron up and down several times to “work in” the hinges and HINGING THE RUDDER. Glue the rudder hinges in place using the same techniques used to hinge the ailerons. INSTALL THE AILERONS CONTROL HORN. 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. 4 1) Locate the hardware necessary to install the control horns for the ailerons. www.seagullmodels.com 2 sets. 3x35mm. Aileron control horn. 2) Position the control horn on the bottom of the aileron. You will see pre-drill hole 3mm for the horn mounting screw on the aileron. INSTALL ELEVATOR CONTROL HORN. Install the elevator control horn using the same method as same as the aileron control horns. 2 sets. 3mm. 3) Place epoxy into hole. This will harden the threads and prevent the crews from pulling loose. 3x35mm. 4) Thread a control horn end with aluminum washer, lock nut until the top edge of the end is 18mm from the vase of the horn as shown. CONTROL HORN M3 SCREW. Epoxy. 3mm. ALUMINUM WASHER. Wing M3 LOCK NUT. CONTROL HORN M3 ALUMINUM WASHER. Aluminum Washer. Epoxy. Horizontal Stabilizer. Wing Elevator. Aluminum Washer. 18mm . Epoxy. M3 LOCK NUT. 5 Instruction Manual. SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. Epoxy. Horizontal Stabilizer. Elevator. 18mm. Epoxy. Rudder. Fuselage. 18mm. Elevator control horn. INSTALL RUDDER CONTROL HORN. Repeat steps to install the rudder control horn as same as steps done for ailerons. 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. CONTROL HORN M3 SCREW. Thread locker glue. Aluminum Washer. Epoxy. Fuselage. Rudder. Aluminum Washer. M3 LOCK NUT. 6 www.seagullmodels.com 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. FUEL TANK INSTALLATION. Tie wrap. Balsa 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. 7 Instruction Manual. SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. 7) Slide the fuel tank into the fuselage. Guide the lines from the tank through the hole in the firewall. Fuel tank. WHEEL AND WHEEL PANTS INSTALLATION. 1) Assemble and mounting the landing gear wheels to the wheel pants as shown in the following pictures. 8) Use plywood template to hold in place the fuel tank with C/A glue to secure the fuel tank inside the fuselage. 2) Follow diagram below for wheel pant installation: Epoxy. Lite -Plywood block. Wheel Collar. Landing Gear. Axle. Fuel tank. Nut. Wheel. Nut. (2) Washer. Balsa wood include. Wheel Pant. Vent tube. 7mm 14mm Fuel pick up tube. wheel collar. Fuel fill tube. 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. 8 Washer. Axle. M3. wheel. M3. www.seagullmodels.com wheel. wheel collar. Washer. nut. Axle. M3. M3. wheel Pant. Landing Gear. wheel Pant. C/A glue. Repeat the process for the other wheel. INSTALLING THE MAIN LANDING GEAR. 1) The blind nuts for securing the landing gear are already mounted inside the fuselage. 2) Using the hardware provided, mount the main landing gear to the fuselage. M4 x 20mm. Locker glue. 3) A drop of C/A glue on the wheel collar screws will help keep them from coming lose during operation. 9 Instruction Manual. SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. INSTALLING THE FUSELAGE SERVOS. Throttle servo. THROTTLE SERVO ARM INSTALLATION. 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. Install adjustable servo connector in the servo arm as same as picture below: 1) Install the rubber grommets and brass collets onto the throttle servo. Test fit the servo into the aileron servo mount. Elevator servo. 2) Secure the servos with the screws provided with your radio system. Elevator servo arm. Rudder servo arm. Elevator servo. Throttle servo arm. Elevator servo. 10 Rudder servo. www.seagullmodels.com INSTALLING THE SWITCH. Servos. Small weight. Install the switch into the precut hole in the side, in the fuselage. 3/ 32” Hole. 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. String. Trim and cut. Small weight. Switch. INSTALLING THE AILERON 11 SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. Instruction Manual. MOUNTING THE ENGINE. 1) Position the engine with the drive washer (110mm) forward of the firewall as shown. Pushrod tube hole. 2) Use a pin drill and 2mm drill bit to drill a small indentation in the mount for the engine mounting screw. 2mm. 110mm. 3) Use a drill to drill the four holes in the engine mount rails. 2mm. 4) On the fire wall has the location for the throttle pusshrod tube (pre-drill). 12 www.seagullmodels.com M3x25mm COWLING. 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. 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. Trim and cut. 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. 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. Trim and cut. 9) Move the throttle stick to the closed position and move the carburetor to closed. Use a 1.5mm 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. Trim and cut. 13 Instruction Manual. SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. 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. 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. 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. Machine screw M3x10mm. ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION. 1) Locate the items neccessary to install the electric power conversion parts included with your model. Needle valve. Recommendation EP parts as shown (not included with your model) 14 Model size: .35-.45 size models Motor: 35mm 830 rev per volt Propeller: 11x7 ESC: 50A Lipo Batteries: 4 cell 3200mA www.seagullmodels.com 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. Epoxy. Blind nut. Balsa. 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. Epoxy. Balsa. Epoxy. M3x15mm. Epoxy. 4mm. 140mm. 15 SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. 4) Locate the plywood battery tray to the fuselage. Instruction Manual. 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. Tie wraps. Battery. INSTALLING THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER. Tie wraps. 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. 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. Draw center line. speed control. 2) Using a modeling knife, carefully remove the covering at mounting slot of horizontal stabilizer. INSTALLING THE SPINNER. Install the spinner backplate, propeller and spinner cone. 3) Put the stabilizer into place in the position of the fuselage. 16 www.seagullmodels.com 4) Install the stabilizer onto the fuselage. Align the centerline drawn on the top and the rear of the stabilizer with the centre of the fuselage. When that is aligned, hold the stabilizer in that position using T-pins or masking tape. Align the horizontal stabilizer with the wing. When viewed from the rear, the horizontal stabilizer should be level with the wing. If it is not level, use sandpaper and sand down the high side of the stabilizer mounting platform until the proper alignment is achieved. The tips of the stabilizer should also be equal distance from the tips of the wing. 5) When you are satisfied with the alignment, hold the stabilizer in place with T- pins or masking tape, but do not glue at this time. 6) 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. 9) When you are sure that everything is aligned correctly, mix up a generous amount of 30 Minute Epoxy. Apply a thin layer to the bottom of the stabilizer mounting area and to the stabilizer mounting platform sides in the fuselage. Putting 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. Epoxy. Pen. 7) Remove the stabilizer. Using the lines you just drew as a guide, carefully remove the covering from between them using a modeling knife. Remove the covering. 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. 8) 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. 10) After the epoxy has fully cured, remove the masking tape or T-pins used to hold the stabilizer in place. Carefully inspect the glue joints. Use more epoxy to fill in any gaps that may exist that were not filled previously and clean up the excess using a paper towel and rubbing alcohol. 17 SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. HINGING THE ELEVATOR. 1) Carefully remove the elevator from one of the fuselage panel. Note the position of the hinges. 2) Remove each hinge from the fuselage panel and elevator and place a T-pin in the center of each hinge. Slide each hinge into the elevator until the T-pin is snug against the elevator. This will help ensure an equal amount of hinge is on either side of the hinge line when the elevator is mounted to the fuselage . Instruction Manual. 4)Deflect the elevator and completely saturate each hinge with thin C/A glue. The elevator front surface should lightly contact the fuselage during this procedure. Ideally, when the hinges are glued in place, a 1/64” gap or less will be maintained throughout the lengh of the elevator to the fuselage 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 fuselage panel and rudder. Epoxy. 3) Slide the elevator on the fuselage panel until there is only a slight gap. The hinge is now centered on the fuselage panel and elevator. Remove the T-pins and snug the elevator against the fuselage panel. A gap of 1/64” or less should be maintained between the fuselage panel and elevator. 18 www.seagullmodels.com 5) Turn the fuselage panel over and deflect the elevator in the opposite direction from the opposite side. Apply thin C/A glue to each hinge, making sure that the C/A penetrates into the elevator and fuselage panel. Pen. 6) Using C/A remover/debonder and a paper towel, remove any excess C/A glue that may have accumulated on the fuselage or in the elevator hinge area. Note: Work the elevator up and down several times to “work in” the hinges and check for proper movement. INSTALLING VERITICAL FIN. 4) Remove the stabilizer. Using a modeling knife, remove the covering from below the lines you drew. Cut. 1) Using a modeling knife, remove the covering from over the precut hinge slot cut into the lower rear portion of the fuselage. 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. 5) Slide the vertical stabilizer back in place. Using a triangle, check to ensure that the vertical stabilizer is aligned 90º to the horizontal stabilizer. Cut. 2) Slide the vertical stabilizer into the slot in the top of the fuselage. The rear edge of the stabilizer should be flush with the rear edge of the fuselage and the lower rudder hinge should engage the precut hinge slot in the lower fuselage. The bottom edge of the stabilizer should also be firmly pushed against the top of the horizontal stabilizer. Horizontal Stabilizer. 90º Vertical Stabilizer. 3) 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. 19 Instruction Manual. SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. 6) 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 in the top of the fuselage and to the sides and 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. Elevator control horn. Elevator control horn. Rudder control horn. C/A glue. Hinge. 3) Thread one clevis and M3 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. 90mm. M3 clevis. M3 lock nut. 120mm. ELEVATOR AND RUDDER 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. Elevator pushrod. 20 www.seagullmodels.com 110mm. Aileron pushrod. M3 clevis. M3 lock nut. M3 lock nut. 140mm. INSTALLATION TAILWHEEL. Elevator pushrod. Rudder pushrod. AILERON PUSHROD HORN INSTALLATION. M2 x 12mm. 1) Locate the pre-drilled hole in the bottom of the rudder. This is the hole for the vertical shaft of the tailwheel assembly. 110mm. Epoxy. M3 clevis. M3 lock nut. 140mm. 2) Temporarily mount the tailwheel assembly to the bottom of rudder. Do not glue at this time. Slide the nylon tailwheel support brackets to be evenly spaced along the tailwheel wire. 3) Mark where you drill the two locations for the tailwheel support. 21 Instruction Manual. SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. 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.) 2mm. 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. 4) Drill through the bottom of the rudder with the 2mm drill. 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. 2mm. 5) Using a toothpick insert a small amount of the epoxy in the hole in the bottom of the rudder. Insert the vertical tailwheel wire into the hole with the epoxy and mount the nylon brackets to the rudder with the hardware included. 2 C/A glue. M2 x 12mm. 25mm. 1 INSTALLATION PILOT AND CANOPY. 1) Locate items necessary to install pilot, and canopy. M2 x 12mm. 1 2 22 C/A glue. www.seagullmodels.com INSTALLING RECEIVER AND BATTERY. 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 x 10mm. 3) Route the antenna in the antenna tube inside the fuselage and secure it to the bottom of fuselage using a plastic tape. Receiver. Battery. BALANCING. ATTACHMENT WING-FUSELAGE. Attach the aluminium tube into fuselage. 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 110 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 110 mm back from the leading edge of the wing at the wing root. Wing tube. Insert two wing panels as pictures below. 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 110 mm 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 . 23 Instruction Manual. SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D. 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. *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. 110mm. 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. PREFLIGHT CHECK. CONTROL THROWS. Low rate High rate Aileron: 1-inch(15 )up. 1 5/8-inch(23 )up. 1-inch(15 )down. 1 5/8-inch(23 )down. Elevator: 1-inch(14 )up. 2-inch(25 )up. 1-inch(14 )down. 2-inch(25 )down. Rudder: 1 3/4-inch(18 )left. 2-inch(22 )left. 1 3/4-inch(18 )right. 2-inch(22 )right. 1) Completely charge your transmitter and receiver batteries before your first day of flying. 2) Check every bolt and every glue joint in the SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D 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. Note: Control throws are measured at the widest past of the elevator,rudder,and aileron unless noted otherwise. 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. Use the following throws for 3D aerobatics: 6) Check to ensure the control surfaces are moving the proper amount for both low and high rate settings. Aileron: 2 1/2-inch(35 )up 2 1/2-inch(35 )down. Elevator: 2 3/4-inch(35 )up 2 3/4-inch(35 )down. Rudder: 2 1/2-inch(28 )right 2 1/2-inch(28 )left. FLIGHT PREPARATION. Check the operation and direction of the elevator, rudder, ailerons and throttle. A) Plug in your radio system per the manufacturer's instructions and turn everything on. 24 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 SEAGULL FUNFLY 3D.