Thread: New Product The new Elektro-UHU
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Managed to do a bit more on the Uhu today which mainly consisted of reinforcing small areas of the fuselage with 2mm carbon fibre rod. Perhaps not an absolute necessity but given the slim profile of the model I thought why not.

After marking out I carefully cut channels and glued in the CF in the following locations.

One length 210mm along the underside starting about 25mm from the nose and ending about 10mm ahead of the front wing stud.

Two lengths of 270mm. These are located along both sides of the wing saddle. They more or less start at the front of the Rx bay and continue to the trailing edge.

I was very careful not to introduce any warps or deformation of the foam and once again dry fitted before applying adhesive. The process has added 5g to the weight of the fuselage.

The fuselage is now much more rigid as a result of the Cf inserts.

I will try to post some pics.

Steve.
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