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Old Aug 21, 2012, 05:04 AM
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Yup, it's a single piece. And the fins have to be removed to do this right.
You should do some accurate measuring and overlap the plastic with the two fins to make sure it's an almost perfect fit (almost because you don't want the plastic to reach the edges of the fin, because the fin is curved and you'll end up with a gap).

With the plastic and the fins overlapped, mark the detail on the end of the fin on each one, It's "T" shaped, then CA the fin of your choice to the plastic. Now squeeze (depends on the thickness of the plastic you used) the parts of the fins that get attached, between your fingers so you don't bend them when inserting.

Now with gentle moves fit them together and once the "T" drawing on the plastic overlaps with the shape on the wing, squeeze some tiny drops of CA below the unattached fin by gently bending the plastic.

... and voila!
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 08:17 AM
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I think vadimpelau did use a single piece aswell.........
Unless I'm missing something, what you guys are describing - and what your photo shows - is connecting both sides of the horizontal stabilizer with a single piece of plastic.

That's fine.

But, you are NOT connecting the elevators with a single piece of plastic.

That's what Eastcoast and I questioned.

Please clarify or explain..........

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Old Aug 21, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Yup, we are, that piece of plastic goes through the vertical fin even though you can't see it's gloss on the other elevator, it's there.
Old Aug 21, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Okay, let me jump in here, because now I'm confused! If the elevator is being connected with a single piece, given the fact that they are angled, how do you keep it from binding as it moves up and down?
Old Aug 21, 2012, 09:53 AM
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The elevator fins, left and right, not the moving flap.
Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:01 AM
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It's magic.

And there's an invisible gap in the MiG's vertical stabilizer, to allow the magic plastic connector to swing up and down.

Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:05 AM
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The elevator fins, left and right, not the moving flap.
What we've got here is.........failure to communicate.........some men you just can't reach.......

(vadimpelau, the elevators are the moving part. The part that doesn't move is called the horizontal stabilizer. Generally speaking, if it doesn't move, it's not an elevator.)



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Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:12 AM
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It's magic.

And there's an invisible gap in the MiG's vertical stabilizer, to allow the magic plastic connector to swing up and down.

I assure you there is a really wide gap in the vertical stabilizer.

Edit: so just take it as it is. Obviously I meant the horizontal stabilizer by "elevator", pics should make that clear.
Oh you context/grammar nazis you...
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 12:48 PM
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What we've got here is.........failure to communicate.........some men you just can't reach.......



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fuDDqU6n4o
Still laughing! You must have an entire hard-drive full of this stuff!

BTW - back when I was in the Navy - if it didn't move, we painted it gray.

Great flying day today. Packs are charging.....

Did I mention that I love my MiG?

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Old Aug 21, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Does your's look like this?


Hey all - sorry about the fuzzy pic, but hopefully it will come through clear enough.

Lately, my Mig seems to be generating less power (using same Hyp 240's). I thought the duct might be blocked by the servo wires, but they've remained in place. However, I do seem to have a big ol' set of wires for the motor itself that hang down. Is that normal? is there any way to re-position those wires to get them out of the way?
Old Aug 21, 2012, 01:16 PM
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and this time WITH pictures . . .


forgot the pics
Old Aug 21, 2012, 01:46 PM
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forgot the pics
Just did a quick MiG colonoscopy.

Mine looks about the same as yours.

It'd take an endoscope to get a good photo up in there.

Dave

Old Aug 21, 2012, 02:01 PM
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I just got a new impeller, the old one was bend when something? probably? got sucked in at one of my undecided landings. Wanted to avoid debris but failed to gain altitude.

The problem is that the new one slightly rubs the duct. What should I do? File it or just shove it in there and let it sort itself out?
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Just did a quick MiG colonoscopy.

Mine looks about the same as yours.

It'd take an endoscope to get a good photo up in there.

Dave

ROTFL. That was really, really funny. I've always associated this thing with a flying vacuum cleaner, but your little photo suddenly has me feeling dirty for snapping my pic.


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