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The FT Old Fogey (old timer) scratch built foam board airplane is another addition to the Flite Test Swappable Fuselage Series!
Start with the wing and be sure to note that the wing tip will have a slight curve cut in it. This will create the polyhedral angle in the wing when you glue it.
Use the small triangles as a template for your leading edge angle.
Be sure there are not gaps in your wing tips when you glue them.
When glueing on the second wing tip, have your Swedish friend measure the height of the first tip (from the table) and make sure it's the same.
Chad has a cool tip for creating stronger hinges. Simply spread hot glue into the foam area of your crease and allow to cool. This will create a rubber-like hinge and help keep your paper from tearing.
If you purchased the Old Fogey Speed Build Kits, there will be a few extra steps in your Old Fogey Build process.
The first step is to glue the center of the fuselage. This score cut was added to fit the Old Fogey into a standard sized shipping box and it also ads extra strength to the fuselage.
Squeegy away the excess with a scrap piece of foam, and continue with the build as usual.
This plane is primarily going to use B-style folds. Where the sides will push against the bottom plate. Be sure to watch the plans for when you will be setting up the A or B folds.
When cutting out your old timer, make all the straight cuts first then go back to cut out the smaller notches.
The other difference with the Speed Build Kit version of the Old Fogey, is the added control rod guides, made of foam. This will clean up the inside of the fuselage and keep the control rod from flexing.
Start by spreading out the gaps in the foam to allow the control rods to move freely. Use a BBQ skewer or semi - sharp object increase the gap of the score cuts. Repeat on both pieces.
After that, insert the control rods. Make sure the z-bent end is at the tail section.
Make sure that the rod travels freely throughout the cavity.
Once you are sure that the rod travels freely, apply a single piece of tape over the opening on both.
Bend at the crease and to fit to the inside of the fuselage. Line it up with the fuselage etched guide.
Apply glue to the side that has the opening for the control rod and place on the appropriate side of the Fuselage.
Poke additional holes for the BBQ skewers that will hold the wing on with rubber bands. Continue with the rest of the build video.
The servo tray will be using an A-style fold where the sides will sit on the bottom plate. The power pod is an A-style fold design, in case there's any confusion.
Run your push rods through some tubing or straws and be sure to glue them so there's no binding on your servos.
Run your push rods through the slot in the back to your control horns.
Another cool trick to mount your wheels is to wrap hot glue around the end of the piano wire and when it cools it will create a rubber stopper that will keep your wheel on!
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