: Build Log
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Oct 02, 2011
, 10:42 PM
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati
USA, MN, Rochester
Joined Mar 2008
I am slowly moving forward on the fuselage. I finished the elevator pushrod and I have test fit the servo for same. Looks like it will work out well. I had a little excitement while epoxying on the threaded brass clevis coupler. A tiny amount of epoxy got onto the tube housing where the rod exits it. I had to work fast to get it off the rod and not let it get pushed into the tube.
I have been contemplating adding a ballast tube in the fuselage before I close it up. I have little experience with ballast and am not really sure how much weight I should plan for. If the target weight for the finished plane is around 60 oz then should I plan for 10% or possibly more. If any of you out there can share your experience I would appreciate it.
Not too much to see on my progress but here is a couple of shots of the pushrod install.
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