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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.