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Old Oct 16, 2010, 07:52 PM
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P-47 Jug: The JUG's Tail Feathers.




UP-DATE 2/13/2011: Got back on the JUG this past week, and got some work done on the 'ole girl's Tail Feathers!

I cut the control surfaces in preparation of re-hinging both the elevator and rudder. But first I needed to install a spar so I routered a groove to install the .220 x .092 flat CF. I glued the spar in with GG, and once cured, I filled with Squadron putty and sanded smooth.

Once the spar was done I started on the hinging. I used some pivot point hinges on the rudder, and some of these Super Lite hinges from HK. This is the first time I have used these, but I must say I do like their concept. They slip in just like a regular pinned or CA hinge. They have a dam which keeps the CA from getting on the pivot section, and were easy to install.

After getting the hinging done, I set out to install the .092 joiner rod on the two control surfaces to eliminate the dual push rod set-up.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 10:05 AM
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Where did you get the joiner rod?
Old Mar 27, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Where did you get the joiner rod?
I make my own out of .092 piano wire.

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