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Old Dec 29, 2006, 03:11 PM
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Oops, I may have messed up my DL50?

Ok, so I glued the horizontal stabilizer's stand-of on the top instead of the bottom...... is it going to matter? Can I mount the Hor. Stab. on the bottom of the boom instead of the top? Will it have any adverse effects?

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Old Dec 29, 2006, 04:38 PM
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Interesting, have seen other DLG's w/ the H stab mounted on the bottom. Have often wondered what advantage this might give you. Cleaner airflow over the stab?
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 05:27 PM
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Well, if I have not heard otherwie by tomorrow..... I'm just going to mount it on the bottom. What the hey.....

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Old Dec 29, 2006, 05:31 PM
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@ES: I believe it had to do something with the servo being able to pull for up elevator with those under-boom elevators and the trade off being that the horiz stab was then easier to rip off.

@Kilmerrc: I think your DL50 will be fine, just a little care should be taken not to let it land on the ground - hand catches only.


ha ha - just joking. may be just a little more fragile, but shouldn't be a problem.

I don't quite follow though - you mounted the "stand off" on the top of the boom or on top of the horizontal? That's a pylon that attaches the boom to the horizontal, right?
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 05:41 PM
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The Hor. Stab. has a small 1/4 inch stand off block that is mounted between itself and the boom. I believe to help give the Elivator clearance from the boom for complete movement since all of it is mounted in front of the Vert. Stab and rudder which as mounted at the end of the boom. The instructions say to mount the Hor Stab on top of the boom but I glued to stand off block on so that the Hor Stab will be mounted on the bottm of the boom. It is literaly a matter of 1/4 to 1/2 in difference. It just means that the Hor Stab will be a little lower in reference to the Ver Stab and may be a little more prone to brake off if I have a hard tail landing..... (which of course I never do... ha ha).

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Old Dec 29, 2006, 06:43 PM
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Nope,won't make any difference at all.Lot of european DLGs mount the stab on the bottom.
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 06:51 PM
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The Hor. Stab. has a small 1/4 inch stand off block that is mounted between itself and the boom. I believe to help give the Elivator clearance from the boom for complete movement since all of it is mounted in front of the Vert. Stab and rudder which as mounted at the end of the boom. The instructions say to mount the Hor Stab on top of the boom but I glued to stand off block on so that the Hor Stab will be mounted on the bottm of the boom. It is literaly a matter of 1/4 to 1/2 in difference. It just means that the Hor Stab will be a little lower in reference to the Ver Stab and may be a little more prone to brake off if I have a hard tail landing..... (which of course I never do... ha ha).

Thanks for you comments.
What's the problem? Remove the stab mount and glue another one on the top.
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