Here are the details for
building the fuel tank compartment.
Review your full size plan sheet and cut
out all of the wood parts to match the plan.
Note the top and bottom are a little large
and after each has been installed you can block sand them for a good
You will need to cut and prep the
following pieces of 1/2'' triangle stock.
Glue the fuel tank front 7/8'' from
the front edge of the fuel tank compartment side plate as shown.
Glue the fuel tank back plate in place and
add the triangle stock as shown.
Then glue the other side plate in place
making sure the box is square.
Then add the triangle stock as
This is looking at the bottom of the fuel
Place the fuel compartment bottom in place
and mark the inside edge of the cover.
Then cut 1/4'' balsa as gusset
Then glue it in place.
Then glue the cover to the box and block
sand the edges smooth.
Then add a piece of 3/16''
plywood 3/8'' wide to the front and back of the compartment as
Drill pilot holes and secure the
cover. Then block sand the fuel tank compartment and the cover for a smooth
Here is a look at the completed
This will complete the fuel
Set it a side and move on to the
If you have questions
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