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Old Jan 03, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Yup, I have both, and today I had the V2 out in 15MPH winds, with no real problems. No other UM, including my V1 Beast would allow a pilot of my limited skills to do that........
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I broke my V1 at the same spot, I also fixed it with CF rod enforcement. I did notice significant increase in elevator authority afterward.

your story made me decide to do this again on my uncrashed V2.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 10:04 PM
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how do i go about doing this?? elevator is real thin.....
how do you press a round tube into the foam?
also how much and where do you glue along the tubing?

lastly, do you have to use foam safe?

thanks
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 10:54 PM
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how do i go about doing this?? elevator is real thin.....
how do you press a round tube into the foam?
also how much and where do you glue along the tubing?

lastly, do you have to use foam safe?

thanks
Yes, use foam safe CA. I grabbed regular CA by mistake to re-glue a strut to the wing on my V1 and it melted the foam.
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Old Jan 03, 2012, 11:11 PM
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how do i go about doing this?? elevator is real thin.....
how do you press a round tube into the foam?
also how much and where do you glue along the tubing?

lastly, do you have to use foam safe?

thanks

I used 11 size surgical scalpel blade, carefully cut open a 1/3 to 1/2 thickness groove, bury 0.5 mm CF rod into the groove. then apply a few drops of foam safe CA along the seam.

it's kinda tricky, especially when elevator has been installed on the airframe. patience and steady hands are the key, otherwise you will do more damage rather than enforcement to the model.
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 03:12 AM
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One thing that got me last outing though was somehow I was having very reduced elevator authority. Yet when I would preflight it, it seemed to be operating correctly. Well, finally doing a simple (but fast) loop, it just would not pull out, and I crashed it badly. Broken wing, spinner, etc. When I had it on the bench to check out and repair, I found the root cause of my elevator problems: the surface had torn right near the control horn, at the thinnest part, so when it was tested just sitting still, both sides moved fine, but you could easily waggle it to make the sides move separately, like from even the slightest touch, or a breath of wind.
Sorry Guys, I'm a bit late with this reply. I go to sleep and the thread grows another page!

Cases like this are why we do a "positive control check" on full sized aircraft. By this I mean we operate a control while gently holding the surface still. Don't be too heavy handed or damage to a perfectly good control could result, careful handling shows up any problems like what happened here.

I think that I will be doing this mod too. Might look to see if it can be done on the Sbach too, kill two birds with one stone - strengthen the elevator and push the CG back too...
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 03:36 AM
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 11:01 AM
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will thin CF tape work too? wouldnt have to cut any grooves.....
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 02:41 PM
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I have done this mod of ca ing cf on the elevator ,rudder,struts ailerons etc..just laid it in place and a drop of ca to hold it there
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 02:45 PM
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I have done this mod of ca ing cf on the elevator ,rudder,struts ailerons etc..just laid it in place and a drop of ca to hold it there
What's up Wayne? Haven't seen you around in a while. You got the new 3D Beast yet?
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Ha turnem not yet funds are very low at the moment hoping to get buy the end of the month ..Christmas I have to give toys to others!! but soon I will get one can't wait
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Ha turnem not yet funds are very low at the moment hoping to get buy the end of the month ..Christmas I have to give toys to others!! but soon I will get one can't wait
I might be taking the wife back out to Maui again soon. We went there on our honeymoon. We stayed at the Westin in Kanapali (sp?). LOVED it!

I hope to get her back out there sometime this summer.
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Nice place !! We'll have to get together if you make it back
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Absolutely!! Maybe you can let me fly your Beast so I don't have withdrawals while I'm away from home!!
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Lol.... not a problem if I have one by then still have to get me one beast and some new batteries and props sold all my stuff when I moved.
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