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Old Aug 31, 2013, 08:38 AM
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How much of a gap should I leave between the rudder and the fin? Same gap when installing the elevator to the stab?

Should the gap be enough to allow 90 degree movement?
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 09:50 AM
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NO! you only need maybe 10 to 12 degrees of deflection on your elevator!

your not building a 3D machine here.
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Wow so the clearance must be fairly tight... 1/16 inch is good?
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 12:22 AM
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sorry was busy today, but ya a 1/16th would be good!
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 04:03 PM
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Wow so the clearance must be fairly tight... 1/16 inch is good?

You generally want the gaps between the two surfaces to be as tight as possible without binding.

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Old Sep 03, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Wow so the clearance must be fairly tight... 1/16 inch is good?
One of the easiest ways i found to install cloth hinges is to insert 2 sewing pins in the middle of the hinge ( one on each edge). That will ensure you get half into the structure and half into the control surface. It also gives you a tight fit and room for movement. After you glue the hinges you simply remove the pins. Dont forget... You dont glue them until the plane is covered.
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 12:20 AM
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When I built the Eagle 2 it came with the CG all plastic hinges. I have to say that those hinges are the worst out off all the possible hinges.
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