Make your own free website on Tripod.com
BVR Kits Tornado
Fuselage 2
Home
Order Form
Build Sequence
Equipment and Set-ups
11) View from rear after achieving correct shape. The rounding should start progressively from the front of 15s and increase in curvature as you progress rearwards. By the front of the tailplane slots you should break through to the triangle stock until it is only about 1/8th of an inch thick by the back edge as shown here. Use jetpipe mouldings as a guide.

tornthumb12.jpg

 
13) From the 3/16" square stock, line the inner edges of the canopy bay such that the side pieces finish more or less level with the sidepods as shown. They should be level with the top edge of the inner fuselage sides.

tornthumb14.jpg

15) Part 16 will overhang the sidepod extent by a good 8mm. Razor saw this forward overhang so that it becomes a natural continuation of the sidepod angle as shown here.
 
 
tornthumb16.jpg
 
17) Cut four 6-inch pieces from the flat-edged triangle stock, angle the rear edges slightly (to allow "pulling in" of the nose) and glue in place. If opting for the tractor power set-up, and particularly if using an LRK type motor, a scrap of 3/16" sheet fitted between the flat edges of the triangle will significantly increase the motor disc glue adhesion area.
tornthumb18.jpg
 
19) Assemble tailplanes from the three part 19s and round off the leading edges. These should now slide snugly into their slots. Re-fit the wing and make sure that each tailplane will be level with the wings.

tornthumb20.jpg

tornthumb11.jpg

 
 
 
12) Lay the wing in place and mark the position of the front edge on the tops of fuselage sides 8 and sidepods 14. The wing should rest flatly on BOTH portions of 8 AND 14; if this is not the case, use a sanding block to level them until the wing is in contact with each. The wing can then be removed until tailplane fitting at a later stage.

tornthumb13.jpg
 
14) Then trim inner edges of air intake covers 16 so they meet correctly along the centreline and the lining strip fitted earlier is completely visible from above. They can then be glued in place.
 
 
tornthumb15.jpg
 
16) Each air intake can now be completed by chamfering part 17 at both ends to fit and glueing into place, and adding part 18. Angle the front of 18 to match the angle of the dog-leg in 14, then all air intake pieces can be blended in using lightweight filler if desired.

tornthumb17.jpg

 
18) By now, from below your Tornado will bear a striking resemblance to the underside of a Formula One racing car chassis! This is no coincidence!
 
tornthumb19.jpg
 
20) The tailplanes should be pushed into their slots only as far as the extent of their support rails. When happy with fit and alignment, run thin cyano thoroughly into the joint to hold them firmly in place. If there is any slot still visible at the front extent of 19s, fill it with a scrap of 3/16" square stock.

Next>>