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SHOCK 3D
ARF
WARNING
A radio-controlled model is not a toy and is not intended for persons under 16 years old. Keep
this kit out of the reach of younger children, as it contains parts that could be dangerous. A radiocontrolled model is capable of causing serious bodily injury and property damage. It is the buyer's
responsibility to assemble this aircraft correctly and to properly install the motor, radio, and all other
equipment. Test and fly the finished model only in the presence and with the assistance of another
experienced R/C flyer. The model must always be operated and flown using great care and common
sense, as well as in accordance with the Safety Code of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (5151
Memorial Drive, Muncie, IN 47302, 1-800-435-9262). We suggest you join the AMA and become properly insured prior to flying this model. Also, consult with the AMA or your local hobby dealer to find an
experienced instructor in your area. Per the Federal Communications Commission, you are required
to use only those radio frequencies specified "for Model Aircraft."
LIMITED WARRANTY
Carl Goldberg Products, Ltd. has inspected and certified the components of this aircraft. The company urges the buyer to perform
his own inspection, prior to assembly, and to immediately request a replacement of any parts he believes to be defective for their
intended use. The company warrants replacement of any such components, provided the buyer requests such replacement within a period of 30 days from the date of purchase and provided the defective part is returned, if so requested by the company.
No other warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the company with respect to this kit. The buyer acknowledges and understands that it is his responsibility to carefully assemble the finished flying model airplane and to fly it safely. The buyer hereby
assumes full responsibility for the risk and all liability for personal or property damage or injury arising out of the buyer's use of the
components of this kit.
CARL GOLDBERG PRODUCTS, LT
© Copyright Carl Goldberg Products,Ltd.2004
P.O. Box 88 Oakwood GA 30566 Phone #678-450-0085 Fax # 770-532-2163 www.carlgoldbergproducts.com
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USING THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL
COVERING
Before you begin assembling your Shock 3D ARF, take
some time to read through this entire instruction book. It is
designed to take you step-by-step through the process and
to give you added information on motor and radio selection
and set-up, balancing your aircraft, and flying your model.
The time you spend will speed the assembly process and
help you avoid problems.
The Shock 3D ARF is covered in a premium polyester film
chosen by many of the world's top flyers for its beauty,
toughness, and ease of application and repair. It is not
uncommon for ARF's to develop a few wrinkles in transit.
If this is true of your model, the situation is easily corrected. Before you begin putting the pieces together, run
around the edge of the seams first then over the surface of
each section with an iron (either specially designed for airplane use or the more cumbersome household iron).
Apply the heat (set at about 350° F), following along with a
soft cloth and pressing down on the covering as you go
around. This will more firmly set the covering adhesive into
the wood and keep your aircraft covering tight and smooth
in the future. Once you have ironed the seams stay away
from them with the heat or the covering will slide when you
try to shrink the middle. If this happens the wrinkles will not
come out of the covering.
One of the great advantages of polyester film is that it can
be applied over itself without causing gas bubbles. This
allows you to repair your aircraft, as well as to customize it
in a number of ways. If, due to a flight mishap, you get a
hole or similar covering damage, simply trim away the
ragged edges and then apply a patch, following the directions that come with your covering , which is available at
your hobby dealer.
PREPARING FOR ASSEMBLY
You will need a work area of approximately 24 x 48" which has
been covered to protect it from adhesive, as well as cuts and
other damage. Many people cover their work area with a
sheet of dry wall (sheet rock) and/or waxed paper t o prevent CA Glue and Epoxy from ruining the work surface.
CONSTRUCTION TIPS
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS READ A FEW STEPS AHEAD.
This will alert you to coming instructions and will help you
plan accordingly.
Using the Parts Identification section, familiarize yourself
with the various items included in your kit box.
Do not hesitate to ask questions. Your local hobby dealer
and area flyers will most likely be happy to help, as they
want you to have a successful flying experience.
You may also receive technical assistance from Carl
Goldberg Products, Ltd. via e-mail (questions@carlgoldbergproducts.com) or by telephone 1-678-450-0085.
The Shock 3D covering can be matched using
Oracover
Oracover
Oracover
Oracover
ADHESIVES & GLUING TECHNIQUES
CA adhesives are specially formulated to firmly glue the
plywood, hardwood, and balsa used in your model and to
withstand the vibration and stresses of high performance
flight. However, there are times, such as when you are
installing the stabilizer and fin on the fuselage and want
more set-up time for careful alignment and positioning,
then you should use epoxy. Occasionally, you also will
want to use thin CA, which "wicks" into the surrounding
areas. Aliphatic resin glue or similar water-based glues can
also be used, but they will add to the assembly time
because they dry so much more slowly than CA glue.
Remember, when ever using any CA, you must be careful
to read instructions thoroughly, as you will have only seconds for positioning of parts. Be sure to trial fit parts
together before gluing. Also, never use watery THIN type
CA glue for gluing plywood and hardwood parts. Thin CA's
do not adequately bond these areas.
CAUTION
Some people may experience an allergic reaction when
exposed to fumes from CA glue or epoxy. As with paints,
thinners, and solvents, it is always important to use glues
only where there is adequate ventilation to carry fumes
away. A fan is recommended. Also, special care must be
taken when using CA, as it will bond skin as well as other
surfaces. Before using any CA, carefully read all label precautions. When using CA, protective eye-wear and care in
keeping the glue away from the face is highly recommended. If CA does happen to get into the eye, hold lid open
and flush with water only. Seek immediate medical attention.
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Black 874
White 870
Yellow 872
Red 883
Caution:
ITEMS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THIS AIRCRAFT
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1
1
1
1
CA ACCELERATOR
1
1 OZ. BOTTLE CA MEDIUM GLUE
1
1/2 OZ. BOTTLE CA THIN GLUE
1
5 MINUET EPOXY
1
1/4” FOAM RUBBER
1
400 SIZE MOTOR OR BRUSHLESS
MOTOR EQUIVALENT
1
6 TO 1 GEAR DRIVE
RADIO GUIDANCE SYSTEM (4 CHANNEL
MINIMUM REQUIRED WITH 4 SERVOS)
6” SERVO “Y” HARNESS
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
(ELECTRIC FLY C-20 FROM GREAT
PLANES SUGGESTED)
NIMH 7C 650AAA BATTERY (2 OR 3 CELL
2100 MAH LI-PO BATTERY SUGGESTED)
Before starting, carefully go over all high
stress areas with an
epoxy or wood glue to
confirm all areas are
well glued.
Important
Information
Covering coming loose is not
COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. Due to temperature changes the plane may develop
some wrinkles in the covering that you will
need to remove with an iron. Be sure to seal
the edges down first so that you do not
cause the covering to shrink and leave
exposed areas of wood. Please inspect the
plane before beginning to assemble to make
sure you are happy with it. After assembly
has begun you cannot return the kit. If you
find a problem before beginning to assemble
the plane you must contact us, please do
not return it to the dealer.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES FOR ASSEMBLY.
MODELING OR UTILITY KNIFE
WORK SURFACE (24" X48")
SMALL STANDARD & PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVERS
MASKING TAPE
NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS
24” RULER
FLEXIBLE STRAIGHT-EDGE
30-60-90° x 6" TRIANGLE
SOFT PENCIL
A FEW STRAIGHT OR "T" PINS
WIRE CUTTER (DYKES)
OPTIONAL HEAT GUN/COVERING IRON
ACID BRUSH
5 FT. LENGTH OF STRING
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Hardware
(Not Shown)
Parts List
(Shown Above)
Wing
1. Fuselage
2. Wing with Ailerons
3. Stab with Elevators
4. Fin
5. Rudder
6. Canopy
7. Hatch Cover
8. Cowl
9. Landing Gear
10. (2) Wheels
11. Prop (not included)
12. Spinner(not included)
13. Motor with Gear Drive(not included)
14. Motor mounts(not included)
(2)
(2)
(2)
(1)
(1)
(2)
laser cut control horns
nylon swing in keepers
1/32 x 5-1/2” pushrods
4-40 x 3/4” socket head bolt
#4 flat washer
Pushrod connectors
Stab and Rudder
(2) laser cut control horns
(1) elevator joiner wire
(7) CA hinges
(2) nylon swing in keepers
(2) pushrod connectors
(2) 1/32 x 24” pushrods
Landing Gear
(1) Main landing gear
(2) wheels
(2) plastic wheel retainers
(1) tail skid wire
(1) landing gear cover plate
Motor Mount
(1) 3/8” square spruce optional motor mount
Cowl Mounting
(2) plated #2 x 1/4 screws
(2) black #2 x 1/4 screws
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Wing
The wing for the Shock 3D comes pre-assembled with the ailerons already hinged. All that is
required to finish the wing is to install the aileron servos, control horns and attach the pushrods.
AILERON SERVO INSTALLATION
1.
2.
Locate the control horn slot by laying a straight
edge along the outside edge on the servo
opening. The slot is pre-cut in the aileron but
is covered over with the film.
3.
Use an X-acto knife or razor blade and remove
the covering over the control horn opening.
Do this on both sides of the aileron.
Collect the following parts:
(2) servos with mounting hardware(not supplied)
(1) 6” y-connector(not supplied)
(1) piece of string, soft wire, or cable tie(not supplied)
(2) laser cut control horns
(2) 1/32” x 5-1/2” wire pushrods
(2) mini pushrod connectors
aileron servo cutout
control horn slot
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4.
Install the control horn in the slot making sure
that it is about 1/32” past the top surface of the
aileron. Make sure the holes are aligned over
the hinge line of the aileron.
5.
Using thin CA, apply one drop on each side of
the control horn.
6.
Flip the wing over and glue the aileron horn
from the top side of the wing using thin CA.
7.
8.
Locate the string, soft wire or a cable tie. Push
it into the aileron servo cut out and fish it out
the hole in the middle of the wing on the top
side.
9.
Tape one leg of the servo y-connector to the
cable tie, string or soft wire.
Repeat for the other aileron.
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10.
Carefully pull the aileron y-connector through
to the servo opening.
13.
Screw the servo in place using the hardware
supplied with the radio.
14.
Install the pushrod connector on your servo
arm. The plastic push-on nut will retain it.
Caution:
Make sure the nylon nut is pushed all the
way onto the pushrod connector.
11.
Plug the aileron servo into the y-connector.
Use tape on the plug to make sure it does not
come loose.
12.
Pull the aileron y-connector back into the wing
and seat the servo in the opening.
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15.
Make a 90 degree bend 1/4” long in the end
of one of the 1/32 x 5-1/2” wires and install in
the control horn. Use the nylon swing in keeper to retain the wire.
16.
Insert the other end of the pushrod in the
pushrod connector you installed on the servo
arm. Install the arm on the servo. Center the
servo with the radio and center the aileron.
Tighten the screw on the servo connector.
Install the screw to retain the servo arm on the
servo. Cut the excess wire off the pushrod.
Repeat for the other aileron servo.
Stabilizer Mount
1.
(1)
(1)
(1)
(2)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(4)
Collect the following items.
stabilizer
right elevator
left elevator
laser cut control horns
fuselage
wing
wing bolts 4-40 x 3/4”
elevator joiner wire
CA hinges
3. Slide the stab into the precut slot in the fuselage.
Measure each side at the trailing edge to make
sure it is centered.
equal both sides
Caution:
install the elevator joiner wire first.
this dimension same
on both sides
4.
2.
Slide the elevator joiner wire into the slot for the
stab. You cannot install it after the stab is in
place without cutting the fuselage.
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Use a ruler and measure from the tip of the stab
to the front of the turtle deck and make sure
the dimension is the same on both sides.
When you have this the same the stab will be
square with the fuselage.
Hole for elevator wire
5.
6.
7.
8.
Take one elevator half and install two CA
hinges in the pre-cut slots. Locate the hole
for the elevator joiner wire.
9.
Put epoxy or white glue in the hole for the elevator joiner wire and fit the elevator to the
stab. Use pins in the middle of the hinge to
make sure the hinge stays centered in the
stab and elevator. Leave 1/32” gap at the elevator counter balance.
Bolt the wing in place using the 4-40 x 3/4”
socket head screw.
Sight the stab from the rear and make sure that
it is parallel with the wing. If required, remove
a small amount of material from the stab saddle to make the stab align with the wing.
When satisfied with the fit, glue in place using
thin CA. Apply to both top and bottom and on
both sides of the fuselage. Be careful that it
does not run out of the fuselage and onto the
stab.
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10.
11.
Remove the pin and push elevator tight
against the stab. Deflect the elevator to its full
travel in the down position. Apply one drop of
thin CA on each hinge.
Turn the plane over and put one drop of CA on
each hinge from the bottom side.
Go back and put one drop of CA on each hinge
top and bottom again.
Repeat for the other elevator. Before gluing in
place make sure that both elevators are even
when installed on the joiner wire. If necessary
bend joiner wire till both elevators are level
with one another.
13.
Glue in place using thin CA. Glue on top and
bottom.
Fin And Rudder Installation
12.
Locate the slot for the elevator control horn on
the right elevator half. The slot is pre-cut in the
wood but covered over by the covering.
Remove the covering with an x-acto knife or
razor blade.
1.
Install the control horn making sure the holes
for the pushrod are aligned over the hinge
line. The control horn should extend past the
top surface of the elevator 1/32”.
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Locate the following parts.
(1) fin
(1) rudder
(3) CA hinges
(1) laser cut control horn
Glue Here
2.
Insert fin in the slot on top of fuselage and glue
in place using thin CA.
4.
Install the rudder on the plane using straight
pins to make sure the hinges stay centered
just as we did with the elevators.
Deflect the rudder in one direction to its full
travel and put one drop of thin CA on each
hinge. Move the rudder to full deflection in the
other direction and glue each hinge.
Repeat the gluing so each hinge gets two
drops.
Elevator, Rudder Servo Pushrod Installation
1.
3.
Locate the rudder and install 3 CA hinges, do
not glue yet.
Locate the slot for the control horn and remove
covering from pre-cut slot.
Insert the control horn making sure that it
extends 1/32” through the other side and that
the holes are aligned with the hinge line. The
control horn should be on the left side of the
plane.
Glue the control horn in place using thin CA,
glue on both sides.
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Collect the following items:
(2) servos with hardware(not supplied)
(2) 1/32” x 24”
(2) pushrod connectors
(2) nylon swing in keepers
4.
Use the nylon swing in keepers to retain the
pushrod on the control horns.
Front
2.
3.
Install the two servos using the hardware supplied with the radio. The output shafts should
be to the front of the plane.
Bend a 90 degree angle 1/4” long in the end
of one of the 1/32” x 24” pushrods.
Insert the wire in the pre-installed tube in the
fuselage. You may have to remove the covering over the hole.
Turn the plane over and bend and install the
rudder pushrod.
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5.
Install the two pushrod connectors on the control arms of the rudder and elevator servo as
you did for the ailerons.
6.
Put the pushrod in the hole in the pushrod connector and install arm on servo. Center the
servos with the radio and make sure the rudder and elevator are centered. Tighten the
screw firmly. Cut the excess pushrod off leaving about 1/2” past the connector. Don’t forget
to put the screw in the servo arm.
Landing Gear Installation
1.
Collect the following items:
(1) Landing gear
(2) Wheels
(2) plastic wheel retainers
(1) tail skid wire
(1) Landing gear cover
3.
Flex the landing gear legs together slightly and
slide in the opening. Push all the way in.
4.
Take the landing gear cover plate and press
into the slot on top of the gear. It is not necessary to glue in place.
5.
Slide the wheel on the axle and retain with the
plastic press on keeper.
Repeat for the other wheel.
Gear slot
2.
Remove the covering from the landing gear slot
at the leading edge of the wing.
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6.
Drill a 1/32” hole in the tail skid mount 1/2” from
the end. Insert the tail skid and cut a slot for the
wire to fit into. Glue in place with medium CA.
Motor Mount
1.
3.
Place the top shell in place and secure using
the four #2x1/2” screws.
4.
An optional motor mount is supplied to mount
the popular beam mount gear drives. Fit the
3/8” square spruce beam in the holes provided in the firewall and the second bulkhead.
Glue in place with medium CA.
The drive shown is a GWS EP350C with D
gearing (6.6 to 1) It has a Mini AC 1215
brushless motor. This combination mated
with a 2100MAH Li-Poly 3 cell battery and a
12x6 slow fly prop, will give unlimited vertical.
Collect the following parts:
(1) motor and gear box assembly
(2) motor mounts( clam shell metal)
(4) #2 x 1/2” sheet metal screws
(1) 3/8” square x 3-5/8” spruce motor mount
Note:
Motor, motor mounts and gear box shown
for reference only, not included in kit.
2.
Set the bottom clam shell mount between the
beams and 1/8” back from the front edge.
Mark the mounting hole location on the beams
and drill a 1/16” hole at each of the 4 spots.
Set the motor in place, pass the wires through
the firewall in the hole provided.
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Cowl Mounting
1.
Collect the following parts:
(1) Cowl
Canopy Mounting
1.
Collect the following items:
(1) Black canopy
(1) Hatch
2.
The hatch is held on with a wire clip, already
installed. Fit the hatch on the fuselage and
make sure the latch is engaged.
3.
Apply a small bead of canopy glue around the
edge of the canopy.
(1) Prop
(1) Spinner
(2) Plated mounting screws
(2) Black mounting screws
Black mounting screw
plated mounting screw
2.
Slide cowl in place, center the prop shaft in the
nose ring hole.
Put the prop and spinner in place to make sure
you are leaving enough clearance at the front
of the cowl.
Tape the cowl in place making sure the trim line
are lined up.
When everything is lined up properly, drill
four mounting holes for the mounting screws.
The holes should be 1/32” with one in the lower
corner on each side and one just above the
black at the top on each side.
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CG and Control Throws
The CG should be 3-1/2” to 4” behind the leading
edge at the fuselage. Our model balanced and
flew with no added weight set up as shown.
Notice:
The plane is very responsive with a
high rate of roll, so be ready for snappy performance. Do not fly on high
rates on your first flight.
use wax paper
4.
Place the canopy on hatch and tape in place till
dry. Use wax paper at the rear to make sure
you don’t glue the canopy to the turtle deck.
Elevator Low Rate 1/2” each way
High Rate All you can get
Important:
Don’t glue the canopy to the hatch without
the hatch being installed on plane. If you
glue it off the plane it might not fit when
you try to install it.
Ailerons Low Rate 3/8” each way
High Rate All you can get
Rudder
Receiver-Battery Installation
servos
1.
receiver in
foam
battery
High Rate All you can get
speed control
The receiver can go just in front of the ser-
vos, the battery will fit just forward of the
receiver and the speed control can go in
the nose compartment.
Important: The battery must have some
sort of retainer over the top, Don’t depend
on the canopy to hold it in place.
2.
Low Rate 1” each way
The battery can be taped to the top of the
wing using double sided tape, this is how
we did it. You can also glue velcro( not
included) to the top of the wing, or you
can glue a small piece of wood over the
top.
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