The VULTURE 3.5 (3500) by Skip Miller Models, build thread.
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Feb 04, 2011
, 06:30 PM
Joined Jan 2007
Splitting time between machining a winch spool for a friend and finishing VTail.
Moved servo's side by side also, I like this better than down the middle.
You can do either with the servo tray.
Centered the servo's and linkage adjust and put one vtail in and marked the center of the ball link. See pictures.
Then removed the rods and re-measured the ball and linkage so I could cut the rod correctly. When done put all back together and verified good to glue.
It was good to go, so the JB weld came out. Sanded the rod end up a bit.
I drilled the brass coupler out with a 0.083 drill bit to fit the rod. Still lots of brass so no problems. Put JB in coupler and all over the rod end. Then pushed the rod on and pushing out the glue for a good fill. Waited for glue to set then gave the good old tug of war with the end to verify it is on solid. Did not budge.
Install linkages on the VTail ball linkage. Everything still free and moves smooth with servo movement. Cody recommend to cut the end off for easy removal of the VTail and linkage connect-dis-connect. I may do this.
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installed the balls, added glue.
marking the vtail rods to get ready to cut.
marking the rod portion to cut off.
drilled the sleeve out with a 0.083 bit to fit rod
cuts are done and time to check.
one vtail on.
The back end may get cut off to make removing the ball linkages so the VTail can be removed for transportation. Cody suggested this one and I think he is right on.
Hatch cover on.
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