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Old Aug 29, 2012, 04:08 AM
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I have taken some photos of the tail end. I know I should support the pushrod tube to the rudder but at present it is very stiff and there is no play in the rudder. The tube is glued to the boom every few inches along its length.

I have already started on a project to use the fuselage and tailgroup set up to take an old F3J wing by using an adaptor plate fitted to the current hold down former.

However I do want the tail end as light as possible but strong, so I am teaching myself how to make a carbon cap-stripped tail with carbon t.e. similar to the AVA etc.
If I can build lighter than at present it will be a bonus that pays off in the handling characteristics of the model. Light tail allows lighter nose and reduces the push effect of weight at the extremities, the Bolas effect.
Have any of you experience of this ?
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