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Jack Morrison's ERacer
 

More information about the ERacer can be found at www.eraceraircraft.com

Click on the image below for more information on each product available for the ERacer

Wing Jigs
Wings & Winglet foam cores Wing Jigs Roncz Canard Cores Elevator Foam Cores Canard Jigs
         
Winglet Jigs

 

How to make an order

First, download the form at the link below and complete it. You can either scan and email it back or mail it to the address on the form. Please don't send photos of the form.

Release form

Next, you have two options:

Option 1: Download the order form using the link below. Fill it out and and email it to the address on the upper right corner of the form.

PDF Order Form

Shipping and sales tax (for TX and NM customers) will be calculated when your order is received and will be emailed to you. Once you know the total, mail a check to the address on the form.

Option 2: Use the Paypal buttons below. Paypal will include sales tax (for TX and NM customers) but not shipping. Shipping will be calculated once your order is received and an invoice will be sent to you.

Note: there will be a ~2.9% fee added to all US orders and ~3.9% fee for international orders using Paypal.

ERacer Package Deal

Includes all wing, winglet, canard and elevator foam cores

$2999.00
Elevator Options

ERacer Wing and Winglet Foam Cores

Left/Right Pair

$2699.00

ERacer Canard and Elevator Foam Cores* $450.00
Elevator Options

ERacer Elevator Foam Cores

Left/Right Pair

 

$130.00
Elevator Options
ERacer Jig Package
Includes Wing, Winglet, and Canard Jigs
$475.00
ERacer Wing Jigs* $275.00
ERacer Canard Jig Package $200
ERacer Winglet Jigs* $40.00

*Options with an asterisk have been modified from the plans in some way. I do not claim to have tested or proven the usability of any of these parts. I only provide these as a service. The builder is 100% responsible for determining their airworthiness. Use at your own risk!

 

Wings and Winglets

For the wing cores, the fore and aft sections are already separated. The aft core forward edges come pre-radiused and ready for the shear web layup. Wing cores also come with electrical conduits and aileron cutouts already made. Wings and winglets usually come as a set. If you need only one or the other, contact me and I can cut whatever combination you need.

Upper winglets are cut 3.75" long. The extra length is all at the top. This is easily trimmed to the proper length by the builder but it allows more options when for the tips. The plans have you cut them 47 tall and then add a 1 urethane block to the top. Im not sure what the purpose of the urethane tip is is but Ive had a number of builders ask me to leave them long so they dont have to add that piece later. Also, some people want to do different things with the winglet tip so this gives you more options. If you just want to stick to the plans you simply trim 3.75 off the top to make them 47 tall.

Click on the image below for a larger view

Top of wing cores Another view of the top of the wing core Wing core leading edge

 
Shear web/spar cap area. Note radiused corners. Also note the perfect match of the plotted blue line on the paper with the foam core.
 
Wing tip core
Outboard wing cores showing the aileron, spar cap, and electrical conduit cutouts
Upper Winglets

Upper Winglets

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Wing Jigs - Coming Soon

Wing jigs will be available very soon after a little more testing. These wing Jigs have been precision cut from 3/4" MDF using a CNC router. They are designed to work the same way the plans jigs work but they were developed by taking cross sections of a 3D wing model in CAD. They should fit much better than the plans jigs but still follow the plans jigging method.

 

All Joiner plates are provided (also CNC cut). These fit into depressions milled into the jig itself to improve the alignment and strength of the joint.

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Canard

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The ERacer canard is a modification of the Long-EZ Roncz canard. Eureka CNC ERacer canard cores come cut to the specifications given in the ERacer plans.

The leading edges come already separated with the corners already radiused for the shear web. The dowel holes come pre-drilled to ensure perfect alignment of the leading edges.

ERacer canard cores include the modification described in Cozy newsletter #53, builder's hint #7 and newsletter #60, builder's hint #1. This modification calls for the removal of approx 1/16" from the trailing edge fishtail area to allow the elevator to attain it's 15 deg trailing edge up limit. This is done on the ERacer canard cores for the same reasons and because it makes them better match the cross section drawing on page C-1 of the Roncz canard plans.

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Elevators

I make 2 types of elevator cores for the ERacer, hotwire template elevators and contour template elevators. The hotwire template elevators are cut per the hotwire templates on the plans. The plans tell you to compare them to the elevator contour templates after cutting and then sand them to shape taking into account 0.020" of skin thickness. I think the hotwire templates are were probably intentionally made oversized because the small, thin elevators are rather difficult to cut by hand. In fact, the plans tell you to cut them in 2 separate pieces and then micro them together. With the templates a bit oversize they are easier to cut by hand and it allows the builder extra material to be able to sand them to match. The contour template elevators I make are simply cut to match the contour templates to begin with. CNC allows me to make much more precise cuts and to cut material much thinner than would be possible otherwise. Some people still prefer elevators cut slightly oversized so I offer both.

Another thing CNC allows me to do is to cut the elevators full length instead of cutting them as 2 parts apiece as it says to do in the plans. This means you don't have to micro the 2 halves together to make each elevator. When I ship a canard, it comes with elevators cut full length. Actually they are slightly extra long to allow the builder to cut them down to fit exactly. When I sell the elevators apart from the canard, they are too long and skinny to ship full length so I have to cut them in half to make them less likely to be damaged in shipping.

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Here is scale drawing of the elevator from the Long-EZ Roncz canard plans.
Note that you can see the thickness of the skin on top of the foam.
This is an example of a hotwire template elevator compared to the scale drawing from the plans.
Note that it doesn't quite fit within the inside skin thickness lines on the drawing.
This is an example of a contour template elevator compared to the scale drawing from the plans.
Note that it fits nicely within the skin thickness lines on the drawing.
Here is a hotwire template elevator (top) compared to a contour template elevator (bottom).

 

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Canard Jigs - Coming Soon

Most of the jigs, contour templates, and alignment templates for the ERacer canard are now available. This 21 piece kit that includes all of the following:

E - Canard Bottom Contour Checking Template

F - Canard Top Contour Checking Template

H - Top Elevator Contour Checking Template

I - Bottom Elevator Contour Checking Template

J - 2 Outboard Mass Balance Mounting Jigs

K - 10 Canard Jigs

L - 4 Elevator Mounting Templates

M - Canard Tip Shaping Template

These are all precision cut from MDF and plywood using a CNC router. 

Note: template G - Elevator Travel Checking Template - not yet available. Inquire if needed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Winglet Jigs - Coming Soon

These jigs are used for doing the outside skin layup on the upper winglets. The foam scraps included with the winglets are used to do the inside skin layup. The jigs are precision cut using a CNC router from 1/2" MDF.

 

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