If you have not worked
with foam before, it is strongly recommended that you read the
How To section
The Wowplanes B17 is a builder's kit. We assume that the builder has at least an intermediate skill level in building RC flying models and has built kits and ARFs before in balsa, if not in foam. The objective of this manual is to illustrate the features and construction techniques that are unique to this model.
It is not the intent of this manual to show the basics such as installation of motors, radio, servos, linkages, etc. which are common to all models.
Wowplanes kits lend themselves to finishing the model in multiple ways. The model may be left as bare foam and painted with foam safe paint, or covered with low temperature heat shrink covering, or fiber glassed and painted, or sheeted with balsa and painted, etc.
Before you start building it is recommended that you decide what option you plan to pursue. Depending on the finishing option, you may have to alter the sequence of construction outlined below. e.g. if you plan to sheet the model with balsa, it would be easier to build and sheet the individual sub-assemblies before assembling the whole plane.
Contents of the box
1.1 New Fuselage
Now the fuselage can be finished with Wowplane Liquid Sheet.
1.1 Battery Hatch
2.0 The Wing
2.2 Main Wing
2.3 MAIN UNDERCARRIAGE
3.0 Attach the wing and fuselage
The wing mount design was enhanced in February 2009. If you purchased your kit after Feb 2009, skip forward to the new section below.
3.1 Attach the wing and fuselage (New method)
4.0 The Tail
5.0 Attach the tail and fuselage
6.0 Install the Plastic
Use the pictures below to locate and install the plastic.
7.0 Servos and control surfaces
The pictures below show a few ideas on how the hardware is installed.
8.0 Motor Wiring
9.0 Finishing ideas
Wowplane models can be finished in a variety of ways. Please refer to the How To sections.
10.0 Center of gravity
HAPPY LANDINGS !!