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Old Jul 11, 2015, 05:10 AM
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Vertical stab - slightly angled to the right.

Hobbyking Sbach 342 1325mm (balsa)

Is there an easy way to correct this? I'm in the process of assembling this then i noticed that the vertical stab is slightly off.

It's more obvious in real life than the picture.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 08:55 AM
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Bend it striate and use heat to shrink the covering to keep it where it needs to be?
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 09:14 AM
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You can't really fix it, so fly it and see what happens. I had a plane like that and it flew fine.

Of course, it might fly awful, but you've got nothing to lose.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 09:23 AM
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Not nearly enough to notice a difference in flight. You just have to deal with the ulcer every time you look at it.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 01:08 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I'm sure it will fly once it is trimmed. But planning to practice some 3D maneuvers with this plane. Just want to know if this will affect the performance. Or will it be imposible to do 3D moves.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 02:05 PM
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LOL... may actually help, and you may come up with a new maneuver because of it. The X-tail Krankensheitshaft.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 03:19 PM
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I had a plane like that. Didn't seem to affect 3D at all. It did have a bit of an effect for more precision stuff, but not too bad.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 05:25 PM
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Had a beer this evening so im not planing to exercise the brain.......

At my school (direction aviation) we had some old planes in the hangar. The High powered single engine prop driven planes all had a slight agle on the verticle vin to assinst in compensating trust angle. Hope yours in the right direction.
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Old Jul 11, 2015, 07:02 PM
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Had a beer this evening so im not planing to exercise the brain.......

At my school (direction aviation) we had some old planes in the hangar. The High powered single engine prop driven planes all had a slight agle on the verticle vin to assinst in compensating trust angle. Hope yours in the right direction.
Interesting... when the P-51 Mustang design files were declassified, it showed a 1 degree offset to the port side of the vertical stab, but the offset was against the fuse median instead of to the 90 degree vertical. Are you sure the offset was vertical and not to the fuse median?
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Old Jul 12, 2015, 03:38 AM
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Had a beer this evening so im not planing to exercise the brain.......

At my school (direction aviation) we had some old planes in the hangar. The High powered single engine prop driven planes all had a slight agle on the verticle vin to assinst in compensating trust angle. Hope yours in the right direction.
Good to hear that! Mine is angled to the right.. not sure if that is the correct direction.
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@aeroplayin: im not sure about the exact angles as it has been over 17 years. With the nake eye you could see the offset.
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