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Solar Warrior Instructions

Updated: Apr 23

Read all steps before beginning. Always dry fit the parts on every step that requires glue. And always add a reinforcing bead of glue to all joints the required glue and wipe off excess glue with your finger.

Always wear safety glasses and mask when cutting or sanding or using powder.


Locate motor mount parts and dry fit the rings, sand them if necessary.

Make a mark at 1" from either end of the motor tube and another mark from the same end at 2 1/4"

Make a 3rd mark at 1/4" from the other end of the tube.

TIP:) It helps align the rings to make several marks around the tube at each ring location.

Use a knife, cut a 1/8" slit on the 2 1/4" mark. This is for the hook tab.

Put the metal hook tab in the slit. the hook should lay over the 1" mark.

Slide on the rings up to the marks but not on them. Place a line of glue around the tube at each mark and then slide one ring on to the 1" mark and the other on the 1/4" mark. Make sure they are straight and not lopsided.

Locate the paper ring. Use a stick to place glue inside the tube just above the hook tab and slide the paper ring in until it touches the hook tab.

Use a motor case to push the ring but remove it quickly.


Locate the yellow cord and push one end through the slot in the FWR ring and then tie it around the tube using a square knot or any knot.

(See picture)

Use a strip of tape or glue a strip of paper a couple of wraps around the tube and over the hook. This acts as a hook retainer.

You can put the short end of the cord inside the wrap.

(see picture)

Add a reinforcing line of glue around each joint the required glue. Let dry.


Cut out the marking guide and wrap it around the AFT end of the tube and tape it in place. Make a mark on the tube at each line on the guide.

Use a door frame or straight edge to extend a 13" line from the AFT end of the tube on each of the 4 marks. Make a cross mark on all 4 lines at 10" from the AFT end.

Choose a location between any 2 lines and draw a tiny H to mark the motor hook location. On the other side of the tube from the H mark, mark a 5th line between 2 of the fin, lines at 8" long from AFT end for the launch lug line. On that line make a cross mark at 6"


Take out the fins and lightly sand both sides and edges but do not round the edges. DO NOT sand the fin jig.

You can use 220, 400, 600, 800 grits of paper. Any will work fine.

When possible, hold each of matching fins together when sanding the edges. Sand them all evenly.