Originally Posted by Jovanx
1 replace FG wing spar with CF
2 replace FG fuselage spar with CF
3 add a couple of small CF skewers to the V-stab
4 something such as a wire or plate added to the narrow waist of the elevator
Total weight gained: none. In fact it will end up lighter, the wings won't flap, and the whole plane will be stiffer giving the control surfaces more authority.
OOps almost forgot...all of the above mods are optional, but here is one that is not. Unhook the control rods at both ends and slide them back and forth. You can feel there is quite a bit of resistance, and that is due to a sticky black coating on the rods. Pull them out and sand them with fine sandpaper until the black stuff is gone. Now they move easier and the servos don't have to work so hard.
Thanks very much. What size CF for the wing and fuse spars? I would think strips for the sings (vertical mount) and rods for the fuse for lateral and vertical rigidity. I have a few foamie 3Ds so the skewers on the tail feathers I know about. How about the wing mounting set up? I get a little wobble in the wing saddle?
Appreciate the help. I did the same over on the Peaks and there are loads of good mods. Always a good place to check for tips before a disappointing maiden that could have been avoided.
Look forward to pics and your reply.