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Old 09-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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This is a shot in the dark, but I thought I'd check here before building one. I bought a used / new TF giant P51. It was missing the rudder. Any chance anyone has one lying around from a crash or....

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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Re: Top Flite Giant P51 rudder

Better idea might begto see who has a copy of the plans lyng around, or better yet, contact TF and explain the situation. They may have a rudder mini-kit or will be able to put one together for you. Unfortunately, that may cost you some shekels.....

Another alternative would be to trace out the needed dimensions from some photos and design your own rudder.
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Re: Top Flite Giant P51 rudder

It looks like the rudder assembly is built using the same process to what I have on my Harvard.

Here are the build instructions:

With the instructions and pics provided you may be able to fab your own out of regular balsa and lite ply bits, using a 3-view of the tail to give you an outline and then sanding the structure to the airfoil shape required. Otherwise, as Byrocat suggested you can pic and choose through their provided parts listing for the precut pieces here:

In the end, after assembly you still have to sand to shape and the first method would likely give you a finished product faster.
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Re: Top Flite Giant P51 rudder

thanks for the suggestions gents. I sent Top Flite an email to see what they say.

Worst case I'll just build it.

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