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Parts and Materials List
Equipment needed to complete the GO Mini assembly:
- 1S LiPo battery pack, 300-400 mAh (300-350 mAh pack if you're using KST X08 v5's for the wings, 400 mAh if you're using EMAX ES9051's for the wings, due to CG balance),
- Small full range receiver with end pins, dual antennas recommended (FrSky X4R, Graupner GR-16L, etc),
- EMAX ES9051 servos (or equivalent) for the tails,
- EMAX ES9051 servos (or equivalent) for the wings on a budget build, or KST X08 v5 servos for the wings on a performance build (recommended).
Supplies and equipment needed to assemble the GO Mini:
- Model knife (X-acto #11, etc),
- Masking tape
- Small file (flat and round)
- Phillips screwdriver
- Epoxy (15 or 30 minutes)
- Microballoons optional
1. Using a piece of masking tape, mask the root of the bottom of the flaperon right up against the edge of the flatiron and the hinge line as pictured. Mark the position of the control horn as follows: 1 mm from the edge of the flaperon, and 6 mm from the hinge line.
2. Cut the slot for the control horns using a sharp knife, and use a file to widen the slot to make sure the control horns fit in tight and snug. Roughen the surface of the control horn by scoring it with a knife, and clean the surface with rubbing alcohol to rid it of dust and grease. Glue the control horn into the slots using 15 or 30 minute epoxy. The control horns should be parallel to each other, going straight up with the wing laying flat (control horns should not be perpendicular to the surface of the wing).
3. Use a piece of masking tape to mask the left wingtip (assuming you are a right-handed launcher). Mark the position of the throwing blade, approximately 10-13 mm from the edge of the wingtip, and positioned halfway between the leading and trailing edge of the wing.
4. Using a Dremel with a small drill bit, rough out the hole for the throwing blade. Go slowly, it's much better to remove too little and repeat the action than to remove too much the first time around. Once the opening is roughed out, use a file to finalise the shape of the opening, and to make the edges nice and smooth. Use a knife to pick out the foam surrounding the opening, this will be filled later with epoxy, making a hard point for the throwing blade.