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Old 01-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Here is a way of doing some rigging for some of the wires you might need.
There are a few different ways, this is one.

In the first picture you can see the items needed to do the wire I need.

The second shot is nothing more than a threaded rod flattened and drilled to the size you need and 2 soft brass pieces of tubing. I used 1/8" because that is all I had. You need enough room in the tube to pass the wire through 3 times.

I like to do the threaded part first and then attach it to the plane and run the cable through your other fitting. Pull it untill all it has is a little slack and crimp the other end in the same way.

Thats it.

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Old 01-03-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Re: Rigging Tutorial


I do have a question about youre procedure .

Wouldn,t the wiire fray after a certain amount of time ? Where the wire goes through the threaded rod .

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I suppose it might at that but I'm only using it in a static position so I don't think it would happen for quite some time. It's a stainless steel leader line.
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Re: Rigging Tutorial

You can try and round or radius the hole edges, but fraying will only occur if there is motion between the wire and threaded rod hole. On my own I use liquid tape to help prevent that.

I also use it where the end of the cable is cut to prevent unraveling and to try and keep anything from catching on them.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #5
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I use a Sullivan 2-56 or 4-40 eyebolts for rigging wires (also for my rudder pull-pull). no sharp edges to cut or fray the cable. I also use kev-cord instead of stranded wire...just my preference.

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I like it! That should work good for the floats on my larger cub.

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DuBro makes "rod rigging" in 2-56 and 4-40. That's what I use. Threaded rod with a chamfered hole already drilled. I then use a sullivan threaded clevis and a lock nut.

For the rigging wire I use plastic coated braided stainless steel leader line that you can buy on a spool at any quality fishing store either in 60# or 90# test. It will never fray. I have used it on my 1/3rd Sopwith Pup and that is all functional rigging.

Like Randy, I cut brass tubing that I crimp and as a matter of insurance, once it's all assembled I put on a dab of CA on the brass crimping. I have put it thru both double and triple fed depending on the size of plane and have never had a failure. I use the Sullivan clips for insurance on the clevises or else I use the small zip ties in black and I will put a dab of CA on them as well so they don't slip. Looks pretty realistic for the money.

If you look at my other post on my Baby Bullet almost finished thread, (http://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/showthread.php?t=133440) that rigging was done with 60# leader wire and 2-56. I also do all my pull-pull set ups the same way. Strong, inexpensive, adjustable and foolproof.

Watch my Pup video and you can see various aspects of the rigging throughout the video. Some areas have close ups.

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