Congratulations on purchasing your Blaster 3!
Please follow the below assembly guidelines that the manufacturer has put together. In the event that something is unclear, please don't hesitate to send us an email!
Parts and Materials List
The Blaster 3 kit includes the following parts:
- Nose cone
- Horizontal stabilizer
- Launching peg
- Vertical stabilizer
- Aileron control horns
- Rudder control horn
- Front wing mounting screw M3*8 (2 pieces, 1 spare)
- Rear wing mounting screw M3*6 (2 pieces, 1 spare)
- Horizontal stabilizer washer (2 pieces, 1 spare)
- Aileron pushrods
- Rudder & elevator pushrods
- Pushrod sleeves (2 pieces)
Radio equipment needed to fly the Blaster 3:
- Small 1S LiPo battery pack, around 400-650 mah, flat shape
- Micro receiver (Graupner GR-16L, etc)
- 4 servos (KST X08, KST 245S, Graupner DS-427, Graupner DS-281, MKS DS-65K, JR DS-385)
List of materials needed to assemble the Blaster 3:
- Thin and Medium CA, CA kicker / accelerator
- Hobby knife
- Masking tape
- Pen and ruler
- 240 - 320 grit sandpaper
Glue ailerons & rudder control horns
1) Using a hobby knife or Dremel wheel, cut control horn slots in ailerons and rudder, positioned as shown here. Glue control horns with thin CA.
2) Position rudder control horn as shown here. Glue control horn with thin CA.
Install radio gear
1) Cut the ears off the servos, and cover them with masking tape. The tape will allow you to remove the servos easier in the future in case of the servos needing replacement. Optionally, wind thin but strong thread (for example, Kevlar) around them.
2) If you opt for a non-movable rudder (rudderless), place servos as shown in this picture. If you would like to control the rudder too, place the rudder servo behind the battery and mount everything temporarily with tape.
Note: Make sure that nose cone clears the servo arms.
3) Glue servos with medium CA, but leave the mattery mounted with tape.
Install aileron pushrods
1) Mount the wing with the front M3*8 and rear M3*6 screws. Insert aileron pushrods into their sleeves, then slide them into the wing pylon. Hook the aileron pushrods into the control horns.
2) Glue the pushrod sleeves to the pylon wherever possible.
Install horizontal and vertical stabilizers
1) Tape the vertical stabilizer in place, then install the horizontal stabilizer on the V-mount and slide them into position.
2) Mark the position of the V-mount onto the tail boom. To eliminate the gap, remove the V-mount and wind thin thread around the boom in that location.
3) Put the stabilizer/V-mount back on the tail boom and align it with the wing. Glue the V-mount with thin CA.
4) Install the vertical stabilizer and shown, ensure that it is perpendicular to the horizontal stabilizer, and carefully glue it with thin CA.
Install elevator and rudder pushrods
1) Gather 2 pushrods with clevises and heat shrink tubes.
2) Glue clevises to one side of the pushrods with thin CA.
3) Slide head shrink tube over the joint and drip CA inside the tube.
4) Glue sleeve pieces along the boom at 40~50 mm distances.
Glue the launching peg
1) Sand the throwing peg as you find fit.
2) Install the peg on the wingtip and glue it with thin CA.
Setup the plane
We recommend programming your transmitter for 4 flight modes:
Make sure the center of gravity (CG) is at 80 mm from the leading edge of the wing at the wing root. Progress to 85~90 mm after initial flights to find your optimal position.
Keep your transmitter and receiver batteries charged.
In order to lower risks of damaging the wing, only launch the glider after a full revolution.