UAV Mapper Airframe Assembly Guide

Overview

Do the following in sequence to build your UAV Mapper airframe.

  1. Kit contents
  2. Building materials
  3. Glue spar tips
  4. Install the control horns
  5. Install the quick connects
  6. Install the winglets
  7. Install the motor mount
  8. Install the airspeed pitot tube mount
  9. Install the Velcro

Kit contents

  • EPP wing set and body
  • 1/8” ply motor mount set
  • 1/8" ply airspeed sensor mount with zip ties
  • Control horns (2)
  • 10mm x 31” carbon fiber tube - center wing spar (1)
  • 10mm x 28” carbon fiber tube – leading edge wing spars (2)
  • Control rod with Z bend (2)
  • Control rod quick connect (2)
  • 3/32" Imperial hex key for quick connect
  • Velcro set
  • 3mm x 8mm motor mount screws (4)
  • Servo extensions

Building materials - not included

  • Hot glue.
  • Medium CA. Foam safe NOT required.
  • CA activator

Glue the spar tips

Use CA to glue the center spar tips to the spar.

Install the control horns

  1. Drip medium CA into the control horn gap.
  2. Quickly press the control horn into the gap.
  3. Spray with CA accelerator.
  4. Do both sides.

Install the quick connects and pushrods

  1. Insert the pushrod quick connect on the tip side of the wing as shown. Press the black nylon washer on with pliers.

Install the Winglets

  1. Insert the leading edge spar backwards so you can align the winglet.
  2. Apply hot glue the wing tip.
  3. Slide winglet over spar and align bottom edge, then firmly press together until hot glue cools. Do both sides.

Install the motor mount

  1. Glue the sides on with medium CA.
  2. Note: Rectangle opening goes on bottom.

  3. Glue the top and bottom with medium CA.
  4. Test fit the motor mount in the cut out in the rear of the plane.
  5. Apply medium CA to the motor mount where it will contact the plane. Do not us CA accelerator.
  6. Quickly and firmly push the mount in place. Do not hesitate as the CA may grab before the mount is properly set.

Install the airspeed pitot mount

  1. Hot glue the pitot tube mount to the right side of the body. Do not glue it to the wing top.

Install Velcro hooks

Note: Install Velcro hooks on the airplane surfaces and Velcro loops on the components. That way you can easily swap damaged components or airframe.

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