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 On  day 5 I had the time to fit the rudder, flap and aileron servos and setup the control links. The servos fit tight into the plastic cover, however I added a thin line of Sikaflex silicon glue to the top strap to secure them a bit more. When you need to remove the servo for servicing, just pass a blade below the strap to cut the glue and remove it. Easy.   Here is the rudder servo with the bracket/ silicon before fitting. Once the servo is in position, just prepare the control horn: a quick scufffing of the...

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  Here are some details about the stabilizer setup. I made a plywood setup rig for this. It will be provided by Ultimate Jets. Glue the two square blocks on either sides of the setup rig with 5 minute epoxy. The block end should be stopping just at the middle of the stabilizer pivot hole. Make sure that the plate is vertical during gluing.        Install the servo on the plate with two screws only. Slide the stabilizer tube into the plate hole. It is important to follow the steps below to ensure that no excessive rotation forces...

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Today, I mostly worked on prepping the inside of the fuselage. I used a light gull grey paint from Warbirdcolors as a primer. I like this paint because it is water based, fills very well ( no need to put too much of it ) and is completely fuel proof. I then spray a light coat of Krylon make-it-stone on top. I make it very light with few specs per sq inches. I like it that way. The hot parts are covered by my special mix that I called "graphite shield". It is a blend of zirconium/ ceramic base with...

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  Today I will detail the installation of the optional speed brake.   This comes as an option and  it gives a really nice look to the plane and helps in slowing it down. I highly recommend it.   Here is the content of the speed brake kit along with the fuselage access hatch.       The first part of the job is to scuff the back of the hach to eanble a good gluing of the components on the speed brake. I use grid 60  3M sandbooster hooks and loops pad  on a dremel rubber wheel.    ...

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