Q2 Plans Chapter 20 Page 20-01
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COMPLETING YOUR Q2
STREAMLINING YOUR Q2
..... A significant improvement in your Q2's aerodynamic cleanliness can be achieved by fabricating fillets and fairings for the major component intersections. A bit of artistic ability is necessary to develop a pleasing and efficient shape, but at this stage of the construction, youlll be up to it.
..... The aileron/fuselage junction should be filleted using scrap foam and 1 BID. Each fillet will need to be 2 piece, as shown, if your aft fuselage is removable. Careful work should allow most of the gap to be filled on the top surface, while leaving a gap on the bottom side to allow removal of the aileron.
ELEVATOR OUTBOARD FILLETS
..... A fillet is also necessary between the inboard face of the wheel pant and the outboard end of the elevator. Set the elevator with the trailing edge approximately 4 degrees up. Use scrap foam and 1 BID to create a fillet similar to the one shown in the picture.
ELEVATOR INBOARD FILLETS
..... At the elevator/fuselage junction, a more complicatÂ¬ed fillet will improve performance. Since the junction angle is more than 90 degrees, you will want to sweep in a radius as shown using scrap foam and 1 BID again. Visualize how the fillet will sweep into the cowling.