Radio Controlled Airplanes
Under the fiberglass cowling the Saito 1.80 was side mounted. The carb was rotated 180 degrees to allow easier access to the needle-valve.
mounting the engine permitted the use of a Slimline Pitts muffler with
smoke support. Fuel lines connect to a DuBro QwikFill valve.
Looking aft down the inside of the fuselage. The rudder servo is in front with wires to the rudder horns running to the back.
Standard 1/4 scale civilian figure. Painted to match plane colors.
Close up of the engine without the muffler. A 16" (16x8) prop was used and capped with a 3" TruTurn aluminum spinner.
Inside the main servo compartment. The receiver was wrapped in foam and tied in place with black nylon straps. A reversing Y adapter was used to allow symmetric mounting of the elevator servos. The Y module is padded and mounted for here for easy adjustment.
Completed plane. Wing decals added later.