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Re: Mick Reeves Lightning build
« on: June 05, 2010, 09:00:37 AM »
I am tempted to make my own tailplanes from solid balsa.  I have found a supplier of ballraces in holders that can be bolted to the mounting plate.
Hi Harry,
Have you considered a balsa lamination? In this way you can choose the thickness of the "core" to be the same as the diameter of your pivot rod which makes alignment very simple. One this and any other bits are glued in the remaing gaps around the rods can be filled and the tailplanes sheeted to make up the final thickness. By altenating the grain direction you can make the whole thing stiffer too.
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John

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