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Jan 17, 2019, 11:40 AM
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Sagitta XC Wing Rods


Been out of the hobby for a while and just getting back in. Bought a Sagitta XC short kit and looking for recommendations for wing rods. I have not started the build yet. What is recommended these days.
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Jan 18, 2019, 04:40 PM
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Just saw this. For the wing rods the ones specified on the plans should be fine. The only thing I would suggest is moving to nitride-hardened rods instead of anything softer. Also, there are threads you should be able to easily find here on RCG about modifications that help the design. Notably, lengthening the tail by 6", removing the rudder counterbalance to make a simple fin-rudder arrangement, and changing the stab to a real airfoil instead of the flat plate on the plans.

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Jan 21, 2019, 09:12 AM
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Thank you. I have seen those mods and plan on incorporating them into the build.. Really looking for a source for the wind rods. I bought a short kit and ordered a glass fuse from Bob Sealy which is stretched 6 inches.
Jan 21, 2019, 09:22 AM
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Try a machine tool supplier. I think the last time I bought ejector pins it was from a place called Standard Die in Indy, but that was about 20 years ago. Don't know if they still exist.

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Feb 01, 2019, 01:43 PM
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ejector pins MSC online
Feb 04, 2019, 10:06 AM
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thank you
Feb 04, 2019, 12:30 PM
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Is that really just three inches at the root for the joiner?

Another question, anybody have a instruction manual?


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Joe
Oct 16, 2019, 10:36 PM
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3 right + 3 left + width of the fuse!


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