Anyway, the Raphael then. First off, remove the jet pipes. These just get in the way and add weight that I don't need :
|I can see through now|
Whilst the dremel was still out with a cutting disc, I sliced off the fin spigot from the top of the fus, as that's not needed now either :
I made up a small radio tray, to which I mounted the servos and a switch, then stuck that in again with thickened epoxy :
Here is the new fin, made from balsa - 16g! The old glassfibre one weighed 55g, so a decent weight saving from the rear of the aircraft. The fin will be plug-in-able on carbon rods, so some of that weight will come back, but not much.
A small change to the A10 - both engine pods now lined with 1.5mm black ABS for smoother airflow:
So, some spraying in the garage this week as I want the A10 ready for 2 week's time!