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Old Oct 24, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Grrrr. Mosa made me mad tonight. My goal for the night was modest. Just glue in the h-stab and elevator. In order to do that I needed to install and tighten up the main wing, as a critical alignment reference.

For the life of me I could not get those two long screws to meet up with their matching fast nuts on that balsa stick (first photo of last post.) Well, I could get one but not the other. Again and again. I killed an hour or two of my life trying.

I eventually gave up and went radical. I cut off those foam tabs that the wing bolts go through, and glued in place a large block of balsa. I'm hoping that I can use wood or self-tapping screws directly into the balsa, with small pilot holes as required. Should that fail, I'll try threaded inserts (as in the photo below.)

Should that fail, I'll douse the plane with gasoline and set it on fire.
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