Phase 3 Hobbypeople F16- build tips?
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Jan 19, 2008
, 12:06 PM
deltas are cool
Joined Apr 2006
yes the bigest thing is to remove the stab bushings and reglue them with epoxy or gorilla glue ...the brass eyelets on the stabs should be remove and glued back on as flush to the stab sides as poss.glassing the fuse is also a good idea,on hi powered set ups. i also used some of the white stick on paper/plastic on the tail from the vert stab base up to the tip of tail .i also produce some fiber glass parts to replace the thin plastic nose and tail cone and the plastic inlet lip protector.as this is a belly lander the front end takes a beating so these part help to minamize damage from landings. also the nose is really flexing alot on landing so i used C/F tube to reinforce the cockpit area. heres some pics to help see what i did.
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rudder servo mod,note the white plastic has yet to be used to cover the tail
see the black line in the tail faring ? that is c/f .014 tape installed vert. with a hole drilled in it for the stab bushing to pass through.also shows mini fan 480 install.
close up of tail fairing note how close stabs are to fuse sides and the black wheel bushings used to bush the end of stab axle and transfer flex into the fuse so ththat the stock bushing wont twist the fairing off
besides the extra stab busings note the c/f .007 tape used to reinforce fuse and pick the loads from the extra bushing i added
fiber glass nose cone .Pm me if you want prices for the glass parts
this is the mold and a glass inlet lip protector.the plastic one can crack on hard landings .this one is stronger.