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Feb 05, 2019, 09:07 PM
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Elf dlg

Wow !
Been Ho humming over a Elf for a long time ..
HK has brought back the Raven 1500 and I nearly ( Nearly )
But for the same money , I could have the ELF .
There is a local retailer who advertises the ELF , so I shot off a email and he said he had stock .
So some $$ later and a insufferable drive to pick it up ..

( Insufferable Drive )
Oh my G ! Seriously , some Melbournites cant drive for "S" .
Who the heck does 47kmh in a 70kmh zone with no one in front of them ( well #$^%& do - the self inflicted ones )
The roads have simply become car parks and with an over abundance of idiots , the traffic crawls .
Sometimes for reasons I can not comprehend . To say it stresses me out is an understatement .
2019 = I really despise driving a car .. Every year it gets worse and every year I drive less ..
I bought fuel in November 2018 and I still have half a tank ..

( Back to the Elf )
Wow , this thing is trick / tech / flash / and I dare say not for Noobs !
Building instructions are some what lacking .. ( Non existent )
You are pretty much left to your own devices on this one .
Thankfully the ELF is more assembled now compared to when it came out .
Now you simply glue in the tail surfaces ( Simply ??? ) , pop in your servos / receiver and battery ...
Bolt on the wing and go fly ..

Ok , maybe not that easy !

Virtical fin ( tail surface ) Rudder -
There are no markings / guides / bla bla - measurements given for placement ..
So get out you pencil and set square , draw a glue line on the vertical fin ..
I kind of eyeballed it against a picture of a assembled ELF and drew in the line using the set square working of the carbon insert ( spar ) ..
Then put some Cyno in the tail boom and held the fin in place as straight as I could ...

Horizontal Fin ( elevator ) ..
You need to cut a slot for the insert that gives you a all moving elevator ..
You need a 16mm slot ..
Again with the set square and pencil start drawing straight lines and work out the middle of the elevator ..
I cut behind the carbon spar ( moves the Ele a fraction more forward ) ..
Then test fitted and once again cyno'd as best as possible keeping things straight and level ..

I cant say it's perfect , but its the best I can do with the old bush league effort ..
Eye balls ok ..

So that be where I am at right now , tail surfaces are glued ..
Next I have to do the rudder control horn ..
And then think about the servos ..

More tail talk + pictures
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