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Old Jul 06, 2014, 12:40 PM
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I was never enamored of the TufStrand type. These are the lines that I used with .29 to .35 sport / stunt planes:

http://brodak.com/control-line-parts...-x-2-x-60.html

They used to only cost about $3.00 a set when I was using them up the fastest!

Some people suggest that .018s are better for sport, however, in my experience, they are more likely to pick up kinks than the 015s.


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Old Jul 06, 2014, 01:04 PM
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I've seen an airplane flown on TufStrand, then flown of 015 cables. The flier was ecstatic at how much better it flew on cables.
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Old Jul 07, 2014, 08:06 AM
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I haven't tried my Tuffstrand lines, but they measure about .018" and are kind of oval or squarish. I would think they would have more drag. I may try them sometime though. I have a couple 1,000 ft rolls of the .015 and .018" to use up.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 05:32 PM
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Thank Guy's
I made a stupid mistake, the push rod was in the hole closest to the elevator not the hole farthest out from the elevator
My misunderstanding..I have made a new rudder and will try the new handle as well.
Hopping to get out this weekend if the weather hold out.
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 11:47 AM
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65 ft is too long... I have a Buster with a Flash 35 on it and fly it with 59' eye to eye lines, with a McCoy we used to fly with 57.5" lines.. I built a plane that had too much elevator and it was a pain, I went to my line spacing an got it to around 2.5" before the plane settled down. I really need to open it up and fix it. I never liked the wooden elevator horn in the CG Kits.. they were too short. The elevator is 1/8" if I remember, I went to 3/16th on my Buster..

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Old Aug 15, 2014, 04:28 PM
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A big thank you guy's
I was able to get out last weekend and do my first flight...Woohooo she fly's
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Old Aug 16, 2014, 02:43 AM
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.015x57 lines, horn on outside hole, you should have a fighting chance. Hard point handle at around 3 inches line spacing, you'll be even better, you have gotten a lot of good help here. Good luck.
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Old Aug 16, 2014, 08:14 AM
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Thanks Chris
I did purchase a new handle with adjustable line spacing.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 06:39 PM
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Tufstrand is horrible. I tried it and threw it in the trash. It is bad news. It is draggy and when you do stunts and the lines touch each other it is like they are glued together. Makes for very bad handling. Never use that junk.
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 11:18 AM
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Wow! thats a lot of trouble to figure out the cg. Just reach under the wings with you fingers about 25% back of the center wing chord. It needs to balance there. Make adjustments to get it there and it will fly. If it doesnt, you have other problems.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 03:12 AM
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Wow! thats a lot of trouble to figure out the cg. Just reach under the wings with you fingers about 25% back of the center wing chord. It needs to balance there. Make adjustments to get it there and it will fly. If it doesnt, you have other problems.
LOL..combat pilot. You don't have a tail so you can never be tail heavy.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 07:34 PM
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I agree Army
Tufstrand is horrible..I ended up junking it all.
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Old Aug 28, 2014, 10:27 AM
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LOL..combat pilot. You don't have a tail so you can never be tail heavy.
You are correct. Instead of tail heavy we have "O CRAP!!!!WHERE DID IT GO!!!!"
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