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Old Apr 18, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Wyatt Earp
USA, AZ, Kingman
Joined Jun 2008
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Mods are all done and she's ready for another test flight tomorrow morning. Mods included an additional layer of blue-cor on each side of the tower, extending all the way to mid-fuselage. Plenty stiff and eliminated the need for carbon fiber reinforcement. The Tyvek hinge has been replaced with 3 sections of 1/8" brass tubing. I used a 1-inch piece of tubing for the upper section and split the difference on the ends for the lower section. All tubing was overlayed with fiberglass cloth and epoxy. A piece of music wire serves as the pin, which is bent to the same rake as the leading edge of the tower. A piece of tape holds in place once it's inserted through the tubing. Bit of overkill and a little added weight, but gives me more peace of mind! Will post flight results tomorrow.
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