My second build is officially under my belt as my Seamaster is completed! I’ve finally got around to taking the pictures and completing my posts to wrap it up.
I guess one could argue that one last step to fully complete the process is still hanging out there, which is the maiden flight! Hopefully I will be able to do this during next years flying season!
Installing the rubber to deflect the water away from the opening into the fuselage where the wing is bolted to the fuselage was the last & final step. You can see it from the top and bottom view in the images above.
Below you can see a side view and a top view of the aircraft. This is what the final product looks like with the wing bolted to the fuselage.
Wow, hard to believe that I have wrapped up my second build! If you are interested in seeing the entire build from start to finish in chronological order you can here.
On July 15th I wrapped up my last session at Peters to (almost) complete my aircraft. On this day I installed the receiver, wrapped in a plastic bag to protect it from any splashed of water that might get inside the fuselage. After that I cut a piece of foam to pack on top of the receiver to keep the electronics in place during flight.
I also attached the receiver wire to the side of the fuselage, through a plastic tube to protect it and increase the reception quality as you want to ensure you do not loose contact between the transmitter and receiver during flight (as orientation, direction, etc. of the aircraft changes). This can be seen in the featured image at the top of the post.
I also installed the fuel lines. This involved trial ‘fitting’ the lines to get an idea of how long they needed to be and then giving them an initial cut. Then trial fitting again, if when attached the excess was to much giving the end of the line a trim. Want some excess to remain so that in the future as the line gets worn you can trim it back a little bit to snug up the fit and not always have to replace the entire line.
In the image below the red line is the return (exhaust) and the white line feeds fuel to the engine.
Lastly installed the wing and you can see, in the image below, how the wing fits snuggly into the craddle of the fuselage. You can also see the wire sticking out that is used to turn the aircraft on/off by pushing in or pulling out.