Originally Posted by like.2.fly
I agree with Jim, and would spend my money on a Fr3aK horizontal. I do really like the Swindell vert, but the horiz is high aspect ratio and seems a bit flimsy, especially in the mounting area. They work fine, but I think most of the launch gains reported from Swindell upgrades come from the vert, not the horiz. Nothing wrong with the stock Stobel horiz, but it will probably take lots of time and money to get a replacement. The Fr3aK tails are every bit as nice (maybe better), made in the USA, cost less, and are easier to get.
We have taken into account some customers feedback about hard points on our horiz. All elevators now have 2x 6mm diameter hardpoint (one just in front of the foward spar centered 17mm from the LE, the other just behind the rear spar centered at 38mm from the LE.
Once we remove the parts from the mold we are putting them back on the CNC to drill the hardpoints.
We have also have a new pylon that matches our elevator and can be mounted on a huge variety of booms.
Although I have never recieved any report of a failure of one of our horiz parts (and we log many launches over 230ft), we are always happy to try and accomodate customer requests and anyone who requires additional stiffness to the parts, just mail us with your order and request that the spars be capped with texero spread-tow