Cobra 60-90 Fuselage Kit

The following photo series shows a selection of photos from the instruction manual to give you a better idea of exactly what you will be involved with as you build this fuselage. Construction photos are clear and include numbered keys to help you find the correct pre-cut part on the sheets.

Laser cut plywood fuselage sides bonded to balsa sheeting.  Framed-up fuselage sides with front and rear cross formers.
Detail of nose section with formers and kerf bending of triange stock.  Curved fuselage sides in nose section of fuselage with front former.
Nose second former bonded to rear edge of curved balsa sheet.  Cockpit side frames with triangular balsa stock on top edge.
Framed-up cockpit with sanded balsa tri-stock for cockpit sheeting.  Plywood cockpit alignment formers bonded to balsa side frames.
Plywood doublers form alignment slots to mate upper fuselage.  Left and right upper transmission-bay side frames.
Framed-up transmission bay with top and end formers.  Transmission bay, cross and lengthwise sheeted with balsa.
Engine fairing with auxilliary air intakes sanded on both sides.  Final sanding completed on bottom edge of left engine fairing.
Rounded exhaust housing after engine intake fairings are attached.  Detail of the actuator arm that can be optionally connected to move the cannon.
Three barrel 20mm cannon with barrel separators and pivot mount.  Completed 7 tube rocket launcher with adjustable weapons pilon.
Tow missile launcher without tubes mounted on wing-tip weapons pilon.  Completed Tow missile launcher with wing-tip mount.
Assembly of telescoping sight unit (TSU) turret mounted under the nose.  Framed-up stub wings with leading edge and fuselage attachment tabs.
Final sanding of completed stub wing with balsa sheeting.  Hardwood rails and marking for scale landing gear mount points.
Plywood fuselage bottom installed with default cooling vents.  Aluminum tail tube provided to support Contour tail drive system.
Plywood tail side frames assembled on cross-support formers.  Assembled tail structure attached to bottom plate.
Tail tube temporily installed to finalize mount points.  Top cross formers bonded in place to secure tail tube.
Elevated tail bonded to fuselage sides in alignment tabs.  Laminated balsa tail fins with cross mounting slot.
Final sanding of tail fins, with symmetric contour shape.  Tail fins temporarily installed to complete sanding before paint.
Contour tail drive installed with support formers along tail boom.  Leading edge balsa tri-stock bonded to vertical tail.
Turbine exhaust vents pre-cut in lower balsa sheeting.  Top sheeting completed for the exhaust housing.
Final sanding of tail boom and tail drive shaft cover.  Lower elevated tail sheeting installed with tube and pushrod.
Rudder servo mounted behind main mechanics bay.  Tail pushrod support rail secures pushrod housing.
Assembled leading edge half of top tail cover.  Optional bottom access cover for electric mechanics.
Right stub wing tab fitted to fuselage for final sanding.  Completed teardrop shaped top fairing with cutout for rotor head.
Scale Aluminum landing gear fitted to a prototype Cobra 60.