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Feb 02, 2005, 01:36 PM
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LEG 48" P51...More Questions


As you can see from the photo I'm making slow but sure progress. But I still have some questions regarding the fitting of the Horizintal and Vertical Stabilizers
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Feb 02, 2005, 01:41 PM
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Is the Horizontal stabilizer glued straight onto the fuselage or is it let in at <A> so that it is levelwith <B>
Feb 02, 2005, 01:43 PM
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Use an incidence meter and make sure that the stab's angle of attack is exactly the same as the wing's angle of attack. The rear of the fuse is probably pretty close, but variations in how the wing is built and glued on mean that there's no guarantees. The incidence meter is the only way to be sure.

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Feb 02, 2005, 01:46 PM
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Glue it straight to the fuse "A". Fill the gap in the back with scrap EPP or wood.

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Feb 02, 2005, 01:47 PM
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If the Horizontal stabis glued straight on is th Fin/Rudder let into the foam at
1. and 3. which would take up some of the gap at 2.
Do you also apply some kind of fillet each side of the fin/rudder and reduce the hight of the fuz at 1.

Any advice will be much appreciated and from the horses mouth (Jack) is best of all.
Because of the general nature of the instructions that come with LEG kits this hole area is confusing
Feb 02, 2005, 01:50 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by surfimp
Use an incidence meter and make sure that the stab's angle of attack is exactly the same as the wing's angle of attack. The rear of the fuse is probably pretty close, but variations in how the wing is built and glued on mean that there's no guarantees. The incidence meter is the only way to be sure.

Steve
Yes what he said. I cut these fuses out by hand. Being human they may be off a degree + or -. These fly best when wing and tail are set the same. Plane is looking good too.
Feb 02, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Wow that was quick service any comments on the third picture
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Feb 02, 2005, 01:59 PM
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Hopefully a picture is worth a 1000 word. Just took these of mine.
Feb 02, 2005, 02:00 PM
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I fill the gaps with light weight spackle. works great without adding alot of weight behind the CG.
Feb 02, 2005, 02:10 PM
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Wow, that's like 5000 words!!!

Jack, to get the spackle thick like that do you have to apply it in layers to allow it to dry thoroughly?
Feb 02, 2005, 02:57 PM
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No layers, I just put it on fairly thick and let it dry a couple of days. If ithas a low spot after I sand it its easy to put alittle more to make up the difference.
Feb 02, 2005, 03:20 PM
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Jack's the foam master .....listen closely grasshopper. Your covering will also help cover the gap in area #2 in your pic Colin.

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Feb 02, 2005, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the phone call Jack ...what a Guy....(what service!...international calls that's real customer service!) and the pictures. I think that finally sorts out my problem with the tail group and I hope this will help others too.
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Feb 02, 2005, 03:37 PM
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Just when I thought it was safe to post a picture......
Along comes Jack
Ho Hum out with the sanding block again
Feb 02, 2005, 03:49 PM
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As I said from the horses mouth!


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