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Old Mar 23, 2005, 10:59 AM
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Ok here is a picture of the strapping tape applied. Apply the tape evenly, and fold the rudder so it goes into the channel. You want the tape applied so it won't bind the rudder. I installed a small piece of strapping tape on the very top of the rudder on the other side. I'm happy with the rudder because thith the tape it's rigid enough and it flexes evenly all the way up without twisting.

BTW: You can see a roll of the criss-crossed 3m strapping tape (the right stuff)

Update 2/6/09. Copied from Joe Knight's posting on the main EZ* thread.
To all people starting a EZ* build this is critical
Make sure the tail assembly fits allway forward into the grove on the tail
boom.If it doesn`t fit all in the horizontal stab incidence and will be off,
this will make it weird to fly or not fly at all, this incidence angle has to
be perfect.
first assemble the vertical stab and horizontal stab into one piece the install
into the fuse tail boom grove with the vertical stab all way foward
( no gap between the tail boom and vertical stab .005" gap is too much
there can be no gap)and
horizontal stab well seated on the concave seat. If you look at it you can
see that if it seats back it will have a different angle (it doesn`t take much
of an angle to mess things up the horizontal stab has a lot of surface to
move air with)

In addition, trial fit (at least 3 times ) the tail feathers (rudder/elevator) before applying glue. Understand how exactly they are to fit first.
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