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Old Sep 15, 2015, 03:55 PM
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Im a 40 yo noob, learned on a Champ, finally decided to graduate to something with ailerons. So I purchased a Red Eagle Aurora from value hobbies. Began assembly, Wing went ok, but my question is the foam pieces that contain the carbon rods and attach to the main fuselage on both sides, strengening it. Once I glued these pieces in place, I noticed that the main fuselage has an ever so slight curve to it. Maybe I'm being too critical, but is this going to be a problem? I havent assembled the tail, so perhaps once that is finished, it will be PERFECTLY straight. Thanks in advance!
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Old Sep 15, 2015, 05:34 PM
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Welcome to RC Groups (I would have said 'Hi XXXXX but you didn't post your name....).

A bow in the fuselage however slight will obviously cause a tiny problem, it will effectively give you a bit of unwanted rudder all of the times, but you have a trim button, right?? Just trim it out IF you notice it.

HOWEVER, bet you never notice it and will be 10000% happy with how your Baby flies. Learn for next time but don't worry, models can often fly pretty good with a slight 'bent bit', the biggest problem is when the pilot gets it into his head that it won't fly....

Don't sweat it, go fly and have fun,

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Old Sep 16, 2015, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for the reply, Paul! My name is Josh, by the way! Im hoping that when I assemble the tail, that the tail will pull it all together! I can't wait to finish the build and put her in the air! The more I look at it, the straighter it looks so I am thinking it will be ok! Thanks again!
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 08:24 PM
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Ok, as life would have it, I haven't finished my build. I'm sure most of you can assemble this plane in a few hours. But, life's crazy schedule has me in a holding pattern. My question is, what does the rudder use for a hinge? The vague directions show nothing on how to attach the rudder. The rudder is cut with a bevel running from top to bottom. Am I to just glue the point of the bevel to the fuselage? Or use some kind of fabric as a hinge? Totally new to this, don't want to screw it up. Thanks in advance!

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Old Nov 27, 2015, 08:59 PM
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I think there were some hinges in the package. I used regular CA hinges as the supplied ones
looked a bit whimmpie.

Cut a slot in the rear of the fuselage and a matching slot in the rudder. I would use three hinges min.

I look for a picture.

The picture in the instructions is terrible so I did a drawing.
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 09:52 PM
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Thanks! I'm out of town right now, but I will stop by the hobby shop for CA hinges. I don't recall seeing them in my kit, so I will just pick some up. Thanks again!
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 10:34 PM
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Thanks! I'm out of town right now, but I will stop by the hobby shop for CA hinges. I don't recall seeing them in my kit, so I will just pick some up. Thanks again!
They are really small and would be easy to over look. They were in the bag
with the Z bend ends.
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2467143

this might help some
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