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Old Jan 21, 2011, 01:48 AM
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Well mine arrived today...bit of a fat barsted.....
very carefully retapped the blind nuts with cutting goo on the tap and did all but the rear in the fin......chinese need to get their thread forming right.........get yourself a medium 3mm tapp and go at it very slowly
the pushrod for the main retracts will be reinforced with some carbon tube over , the mains need freeing up with some PTFE spray
The left root ply rib was just slapped on out of alignment...DUH...and the rudder hinges were glued in with a large gap...more DUH...managed to pull them out and will reglue properly
Will install spray strips along the chines and foward of the side sponsons to help keep water out of the cockpit
I think the reason it dips a wing in is that the side sponsons are not deep enough and have enough volume.....will look at this when I get it together with floatation tests
Twill be interesting to see how slow it flys with flaps down.....

Overall I like it (so far) and the shipping from Moruya N.S.W. , OUTSTANDING , got it in 4 days

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