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Old 10-11-2009, 01:46 PM
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Try to borrow a camera Foo we all would like to see the mod.
I have a Skeeter 36 kit NIB in reserve for the day when my flying 36 is not worth repairing. It was built box stock and yes there is lots of fuse flex, in rolling moves you can see the tail lagging behind the wing. It looks funky but the plane tracks fine in looping manovers so I have left it alone.
I am currently finishing one of the last KX2 short kits Q made. I ripped my 1/4 sticks from very light stock and instead of adding extra stick braces per the plan I used some flat .2" wide carbon I had left over from an indoor foamy build , that really stiffened things up so am interested in how you built carbon into a Skeeter
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:03 PM
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So far I have read where guys have added cf to the fuse to keep it from breaking just behind the wing but I have not read much on tail twist. That was part of the reason Q added the shok spar was to help keep the tail from breaking off on rough landings.

I wonder if it helps with the tail twist any?
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:08 PM
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The F3A guys have all kinds of ideas on how to tame tail twist.


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Old 10-11-2009, 07:32 PM
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James your links? only show as a X? my internet security firewall settings say the link is useing an unsigned active X aplication? warning me of a potential virus.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:08 AM
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It's just a pic from RCG's...not sure why the error.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:57 AM
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I did external braces to my indoor foamys but with spectra fishing line through pcs of inner golden rod. Once the line is threaded and the fuse adjusted back to square a drop of ca @ each junction locks all into place.
If I build my spare 36 kit I will use carbon rod built into the fuse.
Am currently flying one of these http://www.valuehobby.com/product_de...d=4&item_id=45
Thinner wing so a bit less pitchy and carries energy a bit beter with less drag. Still fly the Skeeters just not as often.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:14 AM
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Flew a friends 30 electric the other day - great plane
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:26 AM
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A skeeter30 is on my build list.
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