Skymaster ARF F-18E Instructions Manual
first: Take out the front servos mount,
install front fuel tank before installing nose cone
connect nose cone to fuselage by 6 screw
Take out the 6 screws and Bottom Cover and install the Rudder Fin
the two screws for both rudder fins
When you place the rudder fin in the fuselage, please make sure you use thread lock or a spring washer to set the screw in tightly. Also, make sure you check the screw regularly to ensure that the rudder does not come loose. Please keep in mind, if the rudder is even slightly loose, it could cause flutter and serious damage on the plane.
install two servos for the Elevators
We suggest use of the Futaba # 9204. (#9151) or JR # 8425 (#8511 or 8611) servos for the Elevators
elevator shafts and servo arms must be installed first (make sure that there is a minimal lateral movement) and after which the servos mounts can be installed (included in the kit).
connect both push-pull rods for elevator servos control
install main gear with setup air pipes for air breaks for the main gear
install nose gear with after connecter
set-up elevator function for up / down movement for each to between 40 mm ~ 45 mm
Glue the 6 Hinges for Ailerons with Flaps
Please make sure the servo is secured to the mount.
The servo mount base should have enough surface area to hold it.
If you only glue the servo mount directly to the wing surface
without additional support may cause the whole thing to rip off in extreme
conditions. This will cause serious
damage to your plane such as fluttering.
We suggest you use a thin plywood or layer of fiberglass to increase the base surface space before you glue the servo mount..
Glue the servos mounts for the Aileron servos and cut the hole then glue for Rudder Horns
connect both push-pull rods for Aileron servos control (the F-18 kit includes 2 rods for Ailerons)
install the aileron servos, We suggest use of the JR # 3421servos for the ailerons
The new designed Flaps system very simple for set up your wings and no any Rods on out side
If you do not want to use the new Flaps system, you will need to cut the holes for install the Flaps servos
that Rods will be on out side.
first: Take out the cross spar for install both Fuel Tanks
make the by-pass holes to fasten the dual wall tail pipe
The tail flange has two brackets. Mark and drill holes in the brackets so they line-up with the holes in the right / left by-pass holes.
setup the front servo and make two piano wires control to the nose gear
install the retracts control servo with break control servo, install two (2) valves for jet engine with the fuel pump
set-up ailerons function for up / down movement for each to between 12 mm ~ 16 mm
set-up elevator function for
up / down movement for each to between 40 mm ~ 45 mm
set-up Flaps function for down
movement 20mm~ 25mm for Talk off
set-up Flaps function for down movement 55-60mm for Landing
install two batteries into nose cone for CG balance
We suggest the
C/G 140~160 mm measured from the leading edge, The most forward point of the
(without Fuel and Gear Down)
Note: If you are maiden fly that We suggest use CG in 140mm measured from the leading edge,