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Alien Aircraft “ArrowMaster Sport Bipe” Build-Along–Part 1

Our newest online Build-Along is referred to by its designer, Tom Herr, as a The Ultimate Sport Biplane! Owner/operator of Alien Aircraft, Tom has constructed this considerable laser-cut, CAD designed biplane as a follow adult to his unequivocally renouned FunMaster 72 competition flyer. The ArrowMaster 55 is a tip of a shawl to a classical retro Aeromaster pattern from years past. The new biplane builds fast and exam flights uncover it to be a genuine hotdog in a air. Contributor Rick Bell is bustling during work and has sent us his initial installment; check it out and stay tuned for more!

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First step is to download a pack instructions from a Alien Aircraft website. It is unequivocally finish and easy to understand.

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All a tools are good finished and a peculiarity of both a timber and a tangible laser slicing is unequivocally good.

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The pack also includes peculiarity hardware all bagged for easy identification.

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I unequivocally like a shaped steel alighting rigging and cabane struts.

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Here we see a laser cut tools still nested in a conduit sheet. Tom’s pattern is good suspicion out!

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The tools compare a drawings perfectly. The CAD pattern minimizes a tools count that speeds consruction.

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Close adult of a tools before gluing.

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In no time a tail comes together.

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Here are a straight fin and rudder parts.

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Again, no time during all is indispensable to glue a pieces together.

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Once a tools are fabricated they are sheeted with balsa to furnish clever lightweight and warp-free surfaces.

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Elevators being sheeted.

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I laid a piece of potion over a tools while a glued dusty to safeguard they were prosaic and diverge free.

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Here are a competed tail surfaces prepared for hinging. But we’ll get to that after completing some some-more of a build.

Stay tuned!

Specifications

Model: ArrowMaster 55

Type: competition Biplane (Kit#  K-505)

Designed By: Tom Herr

Mfg./Dist.:  Alien Aircraft Corp.

Radio: 4 Channel smallest (5 Servos)

Wingspan = 55in.

Area = 996 Sq.in.

Weight = 7-8 Lbs.

Wing Load = 19.3 oz. / Sq. ft.

Power .65 – .90 2-stroke Glow; .70 – 1.10 Stroke, 15cc Gas Engine, or identical E-power

To see a subsequent installment of this build-along series, click a link: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/2014/07/22/workshop-build-along-2-alien-aircraft-arrowmaster-bipe-wings/

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