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Super-Skyflex Elektro, a Rogallo Kite Plane
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May 12, 2010
, 07:55 AM
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Joined Dec 2003
The tail is made of yellow 3mm Coroplast. Inwards, it is reinforced either with 2mm music wire (blue) or 2mm glass fibre rods (grey).
The parts are fastened with zip ties to the 10x10mm aluminium boom. The zip ties always go around a music wire inside the coroplast, so that the force is spread nicely.
As a bushing for the tail wheel mounting wire, I have rivited a brass pipe into the aluminium boom.
The control horns are always screwed on between 2 reinforcement rods, which take the compression stress from the Coroplast.
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2mm music wire is marked blue, 2mm glass fibre rod is marked grey.