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Old Aug 05, 2011, 11:34 PM
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Ok here are some more pics. There are no measurements that I found in the manual for the droop. What the kit has is a jig/template that you put both halves of the stabilizer on and glue the two halves together. That process was spot on with the template.
Canít return the model, I got it from Hobby Hanger during their going out of business sale. But maybe I can contact EFlite for their suggestion if I canít work it out.
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 11:43 PM
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Just in case someone thinks that the stabilizer is off center hence the additional droop. Not true, measured and re measured from edge of stabilizer to fuselage on both sides, they are equal.
Old Aug 05, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Those new pix make the vertical look straighter, but your horizontals are caddywhumpus.

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Old Aug 05, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Rob, measure when sitting from the tip if each wingtip to the table.
Maybe its my crooked eyes but it looks like the wing is not level plus the drooping horizontal fins too. One may be accenting the other.
If my eyes are correct, put books... under one or both wingtips so it is level and take another picture making sure the wing is horizontal to your camera.

Bring it to the field if you are coming out this weekend. As you can tell from posts above mine there is some talent you can tap.

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Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:00 AM
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Sorry guys but my Internet at home just went out. Using phone so I can't sent pics that I want. I'll be at the field on Sunday in morning with the plane. Will post more pics as soon as Internet is backup.
Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:06 AM
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Game on!!!
OK, I placed the plane and camera on same table. This is as streight as it gets.
Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:13 AM
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Doesn't look as bad in that pic, wings look level. Can you cut the horizontal tail pieces loose?
Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:17 AM
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I'm sure I can but not allot of space there. I had a heck of a time gluing it because of space. Now to remove it I need to use a dermal to crack the glue. But I don’t think I’ll have much of a choice.
Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:26 AM
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Maybe its my eyes again but isn't it off to the right some? If so that would throw it off some.

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Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:31 AM
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Maybe its my eyes again but isn't it off to the right some? If so that would throw it off some.

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Looks like that to me as well, like it's not centered.
Old Aug 06, 2011, 12:52 AM
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So what you're telling me is it's Rob's fault not eFlite's.

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Old Aug 06, 2011, 01:20 AM
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What type of glue?
Old Aug 06, 2011, 09:37 AM
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Doesn't look as bad in that pic, wings look level. Can you cut the horizontal tail pieces loose?
The droop is called anhedral, like on an F4.

It does not look too bad, but like someone else said, measure from a flat surface to the tip of your horizontal, and see if you get equal measurements.
Old Aug 06, 2011, 04:57 PM
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Well, I went ahead and took everything apart without breaking it too much. Tried it 2 more times per manual and the template that they gave. Both times I had the same results which were the same as what you all have seen. The extra .5 inch droop on one side did not go away. So I decided to do it on my own common sense and these are the results. All sides are equal now. But since there were no measurements available for the droop I decided to make it based on the average of both the higher and lower side stabilizer.
I canít say that EFlite was to blame but as you can see there is a big discrepancy in the results between what I did to fix the problem and the template I got from Eflite especially in the middle where the two sides of the stabilizer connect.
Still need an hour or two to finish her up, but if I do, I will maiden it tomorrow morning at AMA.
Old Aug 06, 2011, 05:08 PM
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That looks 1000% better, Rob.