web space | free hosting | Business Hosting | Free Website Submission | shopping cart | php hosting
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 fit.
 
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 shown.
 
This is looking at the bottom of the fuel tank compartment.
 
Place the fuel compartment bottom in place and mark the inside edge of the cover.
 
Then cut 1/4'' balsa as gusset material.
 
 
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 shown.
 
Drill pilot holes and secure the cover. Then block sand the fuel tank compartment and the cover for a smooth fit. 
 
Here is a look at the completed cover.
 
This will complete the fuel tank compartment.
Set it a side and move on to the next step.


 
CLICK HERE FOR THE NEXT STEP
 

If you have questions just ask I am always glad to help when I can.
It will also help me (if you have a problem) to let me know which step your on.
Email your questions or comments to me at:
paraplanes@atlantic.net