Blue Max Global Arf Instructions For Assembly And Use

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1 Instructions for Final Assembly Version V1.0 4-99 Kit # 232500 All Contents © Copyright 1999 Commemorate the Aviation's beginnings with the new Global Blue Max ARF. A time when the nose skid was as important as the tail skid to safety minded...

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2 TABLE OF CONTENTS To make your modeling experience totally enjoyable, we recommend that you get experienced, knowledgable help with assembly and during your first flights. Your local hobby shop has information about flying clubs in your area whose...

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3 KIT CONTENTS This instruction manual is designed to help you build a straight, great flying airplane. Please read this manual thoroughly before beginning assembly of your new Blue Max. Use the parts listing below to identify and separate all part...

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4 ADDITIONAL ITEMS REQUIRED o {1}Hitec 4 or More Channel Radio w/4 Servos o {1}Dubro Foam Rubber # 513 o {1}Global Fuel Line # 115923 o {1}Arco # 64 Rubber Bands # 24649 FOR 2-STROKE ENGINE o {1}Magnum XL .40-.46 Two Stroke o {1}Magnum 1/4” Spinner...

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5 **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 ...

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6 o 8) Once the epoxy has cured, trial fit both wing halves together to double check that the wing halves still fit correctly. o 9) Mix a generous amount of Kwik Bond 30 Minute Epoxy. Apply a thin layer of epoxy to the exposed halves of both dihedra...

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7 o 5) Using a ruler and a pen, locate and mark the centerline of the fuselage at both the front and rear of the wing saddle. Place a mark at both locations. See photo # 7 below. These two marks will help you align the wing when you install it on t...

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8 o 3) Using a ruler and a pen, locate and place a mark at the centerline of the fuselage at the front and rear of the stabilizer mounting platform. These marks will be used to line up the stabilizer with the fuselage. See photo # 12 below. o 2) Us...

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9 Figure # 3 o 8) When you are satisfied that everything is aligned correctly, mix up a generous amount of Kwik Bond 30 Minute Epoxy. Apply a thin layer to the bottom of the stabilizer mounting area and to the top of the stabilizer mounting platform...

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10 o 2) When satisfied with the fit, remove the ai- leron and slide a small piece of waxed paper be- tween the aileron torque rod and the trailing edge of the wing. See photo # 15 below. Photo # 15 The waxed paper will prevent epoxy from gluing the ...

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11 o 13) With the rudder tight against the stabi- lizer, rotate the rudder to one side about 45º. Ap- ply six drops of Kwik Bond Thin C/A to the ex- posed area of each hinge. Allow the glue to cure for about ten minutes. Once cured, the rudder ma...

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12 o 6) Secure the gear assembly in place by in- stalling the eight 3mm x 12mm wood screws through the mounting straps and remove the masking tape. See photo # 20 below. Photo # 20 INSTALLING THE MAIN GEAR WHEELS o 7) Slide one nylon spacer onto eac...

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13 o 7) With your engine still installed on the mo- tor mount beams, use a ruler and measure the width between the predrilled mounting holes in the motor mount beams. This distance will vary depending on the brand and size of the engine you have cho...

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14 PARTS REQUIRED FUEL TANK FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY o {1} Molded Fuel Tank o {1} Rubber Stopper o {1} 20mm Diameter Front Squash Plate o {1} 18mm Diameter Rear Squash Plate o {1} 3mm x 20mm Machine Screw o {1} Weighted Metal Pick-Up o {3} Aluminum Tubes o...

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15 o 10) Secure the fuel tank in place using sev- eral pieces of foam rubber. Seal any gaps be- tween the stopper assembly and the firewall us- ing silicon sealer. Be careful not to get any sealer inside the aluminum tubing. PARTS REQUIRED THROTTLE...

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16 o 8) Place the servo tray, with the aileron servo, into the precut opening in the bottom of the wing. The servo should be orientated with the output shaft towards the trailing edge of the wing. o 9) Remove the servo tray and using a model- ing kni...

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17 o 3) Slide the adjustable servo connector/ throttle arm assembly over the end of the throttle pushrod wire. Position the throttle stick and the throttle trim at their lowest positions. o 4) Manually push the carburetor barrel fully closed. Angle...

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18 o 8) Use a couple of pieces of masking tape to hold the rudder in neutral. o 9) Locate a long servo arm. Using wire cut- ters, remove all but one of the arms. Install the Z-bend in the 1.5mm x 50mm wire into the outer hole in the servo arm. o 10...

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19 o 8) Use a couple of pieces of masking tape to hold the elevator in neutral. o 9) Locate a long servo arm and using wire cutters, remove all but one of the arms. Install the Z-bend in the 1.5mm x 50mm wire into the outer hole in the servo arm. o ...

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20 PARTS REQUIRED PILOT AND CANNON BARREL SEAT ASSEMBLY o {1} Prepainted Balsa Cannon Mount o {2} Plastic Body Halves o {2} Plastic Cannon Halves o {2} Plastic Head Halves o {1} Balsa Barrel Seat Platform o {1} Plastic Barrel Seat o {1} Plastic Barre...

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21 o 11) After the glue has completely cured, trial fit each of the halves together. Make any adjust- ments necessary to get each half to fit as close as possible. When satisfied with the fit, glue the halves together using Kwik Bond Thin C/A. Work...

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22 o 22) Using a modeling knife, remove the cov- ering from just inside the lines. Using 220 grit sandpaper, roughen the bottom sides of the can- non mount. Glue the cannon mount in place using Kwik Bond 5 Minute Epoxy. FINAL ASSEMBLY INSTALLING TH...

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23 LATERAL BALANCE After you have balanced the Blue Max on the C.G. you must laterally balance it. Do- ing this will help the airplane track better. o 1) Turn the airplane upside down. Attach one loop of heavy string to the engine crankshaft and on...

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24 o C) The ailerons should move 3/8” up and 3/8” down from center. To adjust the amount of aileron throw, first move the pushrods on the servo arm. Move the pushrods toward the cen- ter of the servo for less movement. Move the pushrods farthe...

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25 Check the controls. Make sure the throttle and steering are working properly. Start your engine and at low throttle, try driving the airplane around on the ground. A large, unused parking lot is especially good for this practice. Remember, mov...

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26 The descent should be gentle so let the nose drop about 10 to 20 degrees. Keep the wing level unless a turn is required. If you must turn, bank usual to start the turn but only hold about half of the normal amount of up elevator you usually hol...

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27 ** PRODUCT EVALUATION SHEET ** Telling us what you like and don't like determines what model kits we make and how we make them. We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes of your time to answer the following questions about this ...

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