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Old Mar 03, 2015, 11:35 PM
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Not trying to trash on TH, but after reading page 206 I don't know how you can say i had the first negative post. My frustration wasn't with the plane but the less than premium hardware that comes with said plane. If I can hand cut and glue a plane together and use horns and connectors off the hobbys shop shelves and have a better flying plane I can't justify the TH premium price. Twisted hobbies probably has great customer service and I haven't contacted them yet. I just looked on the forum to find a solution and found a entire page of folks complaining about the hardware. I just can't believe I paid that much for ill fitting parts. Oh and the servo centering thing. I'll Send TH an E-mail. I really want to like this plane. I bought it for a reason.
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Old Mar 03, 2015, 11:53 PM
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Not trying to trash on TH, but after reading page 206 I don't know how you can say i had the first negative post. My frustration wasn't with the plane but the less than premium hardware that comes with said plane. If I can hand cut and glue a plane together and use horns and connectors off the hobbys shop shelves and have a better flying plane I can't justify the TH premium price. Twisted hobbies probably has great customer service and I haven't contacted them yet. I just looked on the forum to find a solution and found a entire page of folks complaining about the hardware. I just can't believe I paid that much for ill fitting parts. Oh and the servo centering thing. I'll Send TH an E-mail. I really want to like this plane. I bought it for a reason.
First negative post I've read. I'm pretty sure I haven't read 206 pages of Twisted Hobbies posts, but I have been flying TH planes for about 4 years, I've owned 7 of their products and thoroughly enjoyed them all. I'm not exactly sure what the premium hardware your talking about actually is. I just buy the power combo and build the plane. I've never felt the need to do anything other than that.

TH does provide outstanding customer service, I'd suggest you contact them, I'm sure they will get right back to you as long as you have specific complaints.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 12:43 AM
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My Beaver takes a pretty good pounding on the factory hardware without issue... I'm sure there's others out there flying harder than I do, but not much.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 12:53 AM
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The Twisted method gets easier after the second assembly. Helping hands are good to have for gluing on Z bends. Hemostats help with the small keepers. The hardware is light and small to save weight which helps with the magic that is TH.

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Old Mar 04, 2015, 08:29 AM
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I kind of thought that too. Throwing the plane out before giving it a chance because of a quick connector? I wonder if there is a bigger problem? Is it possible you put the control horns too deep in the tail surfaces? If this is the case, then the control rods snaked and didn't function well at all. The control horns need to be sticking up.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 09:29 AM
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My buddy had that issue with his beaver build, buried his control horns too deep and couldn't get decent throws on the tail surfaces. He didn't blame anyone but himself. He bought a new set of horns and went about fixing the issue. Once set up right the hardware outlasted the plane, over 200 flights and a couple years later the Welders joints were rotting away from the sun and the plane had to be retired.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 10:42 AM
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My horizontal stab doesn't stay level with the wing. Every once in a while I just twist the fuse and it goes right back to where it should be and stays there. I'm thinking of using flat CF rods length wise on the two bottom X fuse edges to fight this twisting.

The other fix would be to cut off all the hinges which have too much glue from my first attempt at laminating Blemdern.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 01:46 PM
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I weigh the tailplane down so it is bent significantly the opposite way to the original twist, then leave it for a couple of hours. Initially, when the weight is removed it's a WTH moment as the poor aircraft looks so bent. However, it settles back but not quite as far as original and this means the original twist is gone. It's not very scientific and can require trial and error but seems to give a long term fix.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 10:08 PM
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Seems I have a twist in mine.
I noticed I can do the opposite twist for a few minutes and it is OK for a flying session. I have built a bunch of scratch builds and that is a somewhere myself and I would say most builders take extra effort in getting right but seems to be inherent for some reason evidently to the CTB .
My only real complaint (page 206) which I went back and read does look like I was complaining and I didn't mean to come across that way but it was prolly more a problem with MY 64 year old hands not working like they used to. I didn't break anything I just had to overcome my issues.
I WILL buy more cracks and the experience from the Beave will come in handy on my CY that's waiting on the shelf at TH .
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 10:19 PM
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If your Welder glue gets yellow and crispy, you could just take it all apart and start over again. I don't think foamies are supposed to last forever and it's fun to move on to a different model or a fresh new version of your old favorite. On twists, sometime heat and humidity help make the foam pliable, then you can let is cool while using clamps or weight to hold it straight. Like ZZ said, sometimes the fix is short lived but it always works. I think the "X" fuse on the CTB is real strong and less likely to get twisted compared to the profile type fuses.
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Old Mar 04, 2015, 11:44 PM
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If your Welder glue gets yellow and crispy, you could just take it all apart and start over again. I don't think foamies are supposed to last forever and it's fun to move on to a different model or a fresh new version of your old favorite.
+100, fly it, abuse it, learn with it, retire it and assemble another one.

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