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Old Nov 06, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ing.enzo View Post
I have instructions,
I was only thinking if it si better to glue blade support in the fuselage with wingsisntalled, checking their angle ( betwenn themselves and elevators) or not .
Reading the directions Enzo, that is exactly how the blade supports are to be installed.
To begin,the blade joiner support is assembled and the dihedral angle adjusted by moving the side plates ('cheeks' in the manual).Each side plate must be the same distance from the center to prevent unequal dihedral angles.
After the rear compression stru is installed into the fuselage,the blade support is installed and positioned as required.
The wings are then assembled to check & adjust the dihedral angles.
Then the blade support is lightly glued with spots of 5min epoxy.
With the wings and blades carefully removed,the blade joiner is then glued in place completely.

I think when it's my turn to do this,I will chicken out and use the snap in wing joiners.

This begs another question.What dihedral angle have other builders used on their Magics?
P.S. Anyone convert to wing rods from wing blades?
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