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Old May 05, 2007, 11:57 AM
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Put a bigger motor on it!
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I just added another carbon fiber strip (.057"x.177") behind my wing CF tube. The glue is still drying at the moment!

Before, when the plane was just sitting on the ground, I was able to deflect the entire tail up and down probably more than an inch! The area where I just inserted the new CF strip was way too flimsy. Hopefully this new mod will help stiffen things up a bit. I don't know if it was always like this, but I noticed it after the wind blew my Skymaster off of my car hood (stupid of me to have left it there) and the plane smacked down hard on the concrete upside-down. There's no damage unless the weakend tail is a result of this.

It's been more than a week since she's been in the air. I hope to get her up today after I replace a prop adapter (damn flimsy gear always gives me prop strikes!). I guess the first mod I should have done was new landing gear. After all, I do design landing gear for a living...lol.
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