One thing of note was that the carbon boom had a slightly larger outer diameter than the aluminum one, so I needed to ream out the fin mounts with a slightly oversized drill bit.

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Posted by: Fitz Walker on Jul 19, 2006 05:47 AM
One thing of note was that the carbon boom had a slightly larger outer diameter than the aluminum one, so I needed to ream out the fin mounts with a slightly oversized drill bit.
 
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Note that the carbon boom did have a small pilot hole in its center that helped aid in identifying when the center bearing was indeed centered.
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Re-inserting the drive shaft could be a little tricky with that center bearing, but with a few stabs at it, it eventually went though. Waiting to install the third end bearing after the shaft has been inserted was also recommended.
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Only the two fin holders needed reaming, not the tail gearbox.
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Almost there....Stay on targetů
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