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Posted by Lafayette | Feb 12, 2012 @ 07:36 PM | 6,198 Views
Make your cabon spar or fuse like the slowstick super strong and if broken stonger than new, on the cheap, works fantastic. Save the $ spent on a new carbon tube for more props or something!!!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post20727211
Posted by Lafayette | Feb 04, 2012 @ 02:38 AM | 6,415 Views
A $4 wing that happened without any planning! No plans needed.
For more info go to the build thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1587587

"Z-WINGGIT" AP/FPV wing By "Lafayette" Part 1 (3 min 31 sec)

Posted by Lafayette | Feb 02, 2012 @ 11:07 AM | 8,796 Views
Here is a simple tail mod TAIL MOD ASSEMBLY, pics and instructions by Lafayette.
I work with a whole bunch of kids, and this one too will be in their hands and hopefully our first FPV platform. SO, make it strong!!!
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ENJOY!
Got my plane from Readymaderc, best place, best price, quick shipping, and the best customer service I have experienced. Also it is V1 which has the control rods out of the fuse with the max space inside.

TAIL ASSEMBLY MOD:

-1 drill bit 9/64th
-1 drill bit3/8th
-1 drill bit 5/16th

NOTE: *the 9/64 drill bit is the exact size of the nylon bolt used, the 3/8 is the exact diameter to enlarge the tail well to accommodate the head of the nylon bolt.
The 5/16 is the exact size for the well nut to fit in the vertical stab.
I recommend using an assortment of bits, starting with smaller than needed to progressively drill the foam to the desired size and prevent taking out chunks of foam and allow for corrections to drill straight and true.
This type foam has a tendency to come out on little beads.

*If you want to, you may glue the tail surface to the fuse. However, I came up with a very easy solution. This will allow for a quick and secure way to put the tail together and take it apart for transport.
*The whole aircraft will fit in its convenient original box for transport. See Transport box mods later in this manual.

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