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Old 12-01-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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1) The antenna tube exits right in front of the tail wheel. Therefore it can't stick out very far or would get caught in the wheel. How far does it need to stick out in order for the reciever to pick up the signal properly at all ranges ?
2) Are the nyrods that are included in the kit sufficient for all control surfaces the plans call for them to be used (elevator and rudder) ?
3) Did everyone use the stock tail wheel assembly ? I bought a sullivan tail wheel assembly, but I don't think I can use it as it would have to go over the blind nut hole that is used for the wire supports that attach to the bottom of the stabalizer. Did anyone else use a sullivan tail wheel ? Did you then move it farther towards the front of the plane ?

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Old 12-02-2004, 05:37 AM   #2
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1) My antenna went beyond the tail wheel and I never worried about it getting caught or wrapped up in the wheel. The antenna doesn't need to stick out of the body in order to function properly, many scale builders hide the antenna inside the fuselage. However, you can't cut it, coil it or fold it onto itself and still have it function properly.
2) The pushrods supplied with the kit worked fine.
3) The tail wheel supplied with the kit, in the position called out on the plans, also worked fine.
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:03 AM   #3
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Check out :

Lots of different pics and postings there. I have some there of the tail wheel I made up. Look for Don.* pics, it is a white and blue extra, lots of close-ups.

In particular

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Old 12-02-2004, 10:06 PM   #4
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I tore the tail wheel off on my first landing, and it was a pretty good landing, so I put the sullivan on and it's been great. I put a notch in the assembly where that blind nut is, and it sits right over it. Works fine.

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Old 12-02-2004, 10:20 PM   #5
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my stock tail wheel is still going strong

but i beefed up the area around my landing gear mounting plate with triangle stock in the corners. if you do this and use metal bolts to hold your landing gear on, the whole fuselage will rip apart, if you hit the landing gear hard enough. (i did.) i'll think i'll use nylon bolts from now on.

edited.... i did rebuild it, it flies great, i hope to break in our new maac club next year. and the tail wheel is still fine.
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i do like to buy other peoples junk...

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i wish i were more gruntled.

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Old 12-03-2004, 06:38 AM   #6
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Hey Salty, did you rebuild?

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