RC Gloster Gladiator Construction Photos

This page shows details of  the RC Gloster Gladiator assembly. The fuselage was built the old fashioned way, using pins but the wings used magnets and a steel surface.

RC Gloster Gladiator Fuselage Details

First build 2 identical fuselage sides. using the 1/4" thick balsa parts and the 1/4" square balsa sticks.

These are joined together with formers and more 1/4" square balsa sticks.

External formers are added and the front area is sheeted with 1/8" balsa. Note that the stringers are made from 1/8" diameter dowel. This is strong and close to scale for an RC Gloster Gladiator.

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Tail Section

The fin/rudder assembly and both tailplane halves are bolted on. This gives a more scale appearance and makes replacement very simple. Be sure to use blue Locktite on all the 4-40 socket head cap screws used.

Links to RC Gladiator Pages

Details of the plans and more can be found by clicking-

RC Gladiator    (CAD drawn plans-PDF and paper)

Gloster Gladiator    (CAD drawn plans-PDF and paper)

Gloster Gladiator Profile     ( Details of the full size)

Gladiator Cowl Construction

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