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Old May 23, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by freechip View Post
It just took me by total surprise to see the tail rip off coming down not even pointing straight down.
The closer I look at the spot where yours broke, the weaker it looks. That thin strip of foam is all that's holding the vertical stabilizer on at the front. What's holding it at the rear? Not much other than the stiffness of the plastic device and the Scotch tape that holds the horizontal stabilizer in place. At the very least we should be using better tape and extending it to the rear of the plastic support, instead of using only the 4 short pieces that are supplied.

That plastic piece seems solid enough, and I am sure that the designers assumed it would be glued in there solidly, just like the landing gear mounts on your Corsair.
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