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jetsPark Pilot


Freewing 64 mm F-8 Crusader


Don Slusarczyk don@slusarczyk.com


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Having a small EDF (electric ducted- fan) aircraft that


you can toss in the back of your car is great for a quick fl ying session at lunchtime or right after work. Freewing (freewing.com) recently came out with a 64 mm EDF F-8 Crusader that fi ts nicely into this category and is priced right. Available from Motion RC (motionrc.com), it has a 21.5-inch wingspan, is 32.5 inches long, and comes with a dynamically balanced 64 mm EDF power system. The parts count for this model is quite low, with only fi ve main components. The wing is one molded piece with preinstalled servos and control horns. Before gluing the wing to the fuselage, center the servos with a servo tester. The wing is joined to the fuselage with the supplied foam glue, or you can use a foam-safe glue such as Foam-Tac (foam-tac.com) or UHU por (uhu.com). Ensure that you do not accidentally trap the servo wires between the wing and the fuselage during assembly. The servo wires need to be fed into the opening that leads toward the nose. After the wing has dried,


test-fi t the horizontal stabilizer halves into the fuselage. Make sure that they


A low parts count makes assembling the F-8 Crusader fast and easy.


Note the hole location of the aileron and elevator pushrods on the servo horn, and the aileron pushrod hole location on the aileron control horn.


are not upside down (the servo horn connections go on the bottom) and check that they are aligned with the wing. If needed, sand or add shims so that they are correctly aligned. When the fi t looks good, glue the wing halves in place with the foam


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The black carbon-fiber pushrod guide tube needs to be glued to the elevator to keep the pushrod from flexing while the aircraft is in flight.


glue. After they have dried, you can install the vertical fi n assembly.


This airplane uses only two servos for fl ight control. The ailerons on the wing and the elevators are mechanically linked with pushrods. There is a short pushrod from


the servo to the wing and a longer pushrod to the elevators. Make sure that the pushrods are in the correct servo hole and control horn holes as shown in the manual. This will provide the correct amount of throw for the fl ying surfaces.


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