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Old Jan 08, 2013, 01:03 PM
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twisted fuse

one of the older members of our club gave me this easy sport 60. it is pretty much done except the covering. i finished the covering on the wing and horizontal stab and placed them on the fuse here are some pics
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 01:07 PM
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so i need to somehow either remove the twist or maybe just re-cut the slot for the stab so it is level with the wing. will the plane fly right with the fuse being twisted if the stab and wing are level?
thanks all
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 01:20 PM
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The fuse looks strait enough. Sand the slot where the stab goes in and glue it home. You may have to add a small shim to fill the gap. (top side of the stab) I would worry more about getting the bottom of the stab saddle level with the wing. It will fly fine.

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Old Jan 08, 2013, 01:27 PM
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It's not possible to see if the fuselage is actually twisted, or the slot is just at fault.

Either way, I would re-cut the slot on one side and use a packing piece to level the stab.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 06:32 PM
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thats a good point. i never thought to check to see if the fuse is actually twisted, i just assumed it was.
thanks to you both.
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 10:02 PM
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At this point just open up the slot and pack in the open side of the slot once the tail is level. A LOT less trouble than trying to open the fuselage back up and twist it straight.

No one but you us and millions (OK, "hundreds") of RCG readers will ever know that there was an issue at one point.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 11:12 AM
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Some of the 'free flighters' intentionally mount the stabs oa about that moch of an angle,so the model will glide in large circles.

The previous posters have spoken the truth...Level it shim it,and glue it in place.
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