Thread: Discussion 3DHS 62" Osiris Pattern Plane
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Arrgh. Just finishing the pull-pull cables and I notice that the cross pieces of the rear three formers are broken. It looks like the fuse was crushed laterally during shipping. And 3DHD is closed until Monday. I should have inspected the innards more carefully. There's nothing visible on the outside.

If I could get hold of the three formers, I could cut them down and glue them to the face of the broken ones. Or, worst case I could fashion some cross pieces out or ply and fit them by trial and error. Painful.

One thing about the pull-pull arrangement (haven't done one of those before): the wires rub on the rear-most former just as they enter the fuse. That doesn't wear a groove eventually and make the wires go slack? I guess that's being optimistic about the life of the airplane...
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