Originally Posted by racin06
Awesome pics! You mind posting the lengths of the various carbon rod truss pieces? Also, how are the trusses secured...with medium CA or hot glue? Thanks.
Thank you for your kind words. The trussing carbon rod lengths from front to back are as follows: 7.5", 5.5", 5.5", 5", 5", 7.25". The first truss goes from the front of the fuse to the center point of the wing spar, then from there to the aileron hinge point. After that it is pretty forgiving on how it is done. On my next XL I would change the two 5" trusses to 5.5" making the last truss 6.25". I would do this just to be more even down the sides of the fuse and distrubiting the "twist" load from rolls more evenly (imo)
. The wing trusses are 9" long, though this works great, I may go 10"-12" on the next XL. I sharpened the carbon rods with sand paper on each end and poked them into the EPP at least a 1/8", then removed them and put Welders glue in the holes in the fuse where I poked the carbon rods in and on the ends of the carbon rod. This holds really well and it takes quite a beating before they come loose. If one does come loose, I add some glue and put it back in place.