Here it is. The final part of building a wood trainer. We finish the covering, install the radio equipment and balance the airplane several ways. Will the modifications be worth the effort? How do they alter the airplane’s flight performance? Join us in Part Four of Building Your Own Wood Kit Trainer.
Part Three of this 4-part building series covers doing all the final touches, mounting the flying surfaces, installing some control systems and getting everything ready for the final finish covering. It is all starting to come together now. It will not be long before the LT_40 Kadet is airborne.
Part Two of the four part series details assembling the fuselage, finishing the bolt-on wing mount system and building the tail feathers. The LT-40 Kadet is now framed out and ready fro hardware.
Previously, Sport Aviator has shown how to assemble RTF and ARF trainers. Our Balsa USA Stik 40 review hinted at building a wood kit. Now, here it is – The long awaited series on building a wood kit trainer. In Part 1, we’ll build the wing; modifying it for better roll control, bolt-on mounting, extra strength and dual aileron servos. Join us and learn the fun, how-to’s and techniques of building your first wood kit airplane that will truly be uniquely yours.
Part III in the “How to Build an ARF Trainer” details selecting the engine, mounting it, installing the tank and performing the many final assembly steps. Detailed and illustrated with more than 50 photos, you will feel like a pro builder even if you have never before assembled an ARF airplane.
This second part of the “How to Build an ARF Trainer” details the best assembly tips and ways to get the fuselage’s airframe ready to fly. There are numerous tips and several easy to perform modifications that will enhance your ARF trainer’s performance and reliability. Visit Flight-Tech to see how it is done.
If you have only assembled a Ready To Fly Trainer, building its corresponding Almost Ready To Fly Trainer can seem daunting. But ARF airplanes are stronger and allow the pilot to choose the radio and engine systems. They are also easier to modify for better durability and performance. Full of building tips and hints, Part One details the very best ways to build an ARF wing in the Flight-Tech Section.
If you have wondered just how hard it is to build your first RC trainer, read how simple it is to do in this photo illustrated article. Modern Ready-to-Fly trainers use simple tools, no adhesives, don’t require any special skills or knowledge and can be built in less than an hour.
In this article, I will explore assembling an RTF basic trainer. Along the way, I might have a suggestion or two about how to improve the aircraft’s function and durability without much experience or building skills.