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Old 01-03-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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I just finished building my Ultrafly ultimate. I have built three Ultrafly foam planes and I like them fine. On thing I hav a problem with is deflection of th elevator.

Here is the problem. The right side elevator/tail section is separate from the left, a light grade U shaped steel wire connects them together.... I am sure you have all seen what I am talking about. Ok , so when the elevator is actuated, in flight, the right side tail section is held firm by the servo, but the left side has some 'play' It seems to me (and I am a newb) that this design is flawed. The differential in wind deflection caused by the ability of the left 'flap' to move while the right is held firmly by the servo means that a 'spin' would develop when the elevator is applied at speed, say during take off.....

I am wondering if any of you have experianced this and have anyway of dealing with it, or is it just something I have to deal with?

any ideas?
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If the connecting wire is to light and you are getting flex then I would change to a larger size of music (piano)wire. Soft wire may be what is in it but I would change it. For bushings in the center I like using spare pieces of nyrod or plastic tubing to anchor(glue) it. Also if you are getting slop in the wire I mix some epoxy and use a toothpick and put some in the hole. After it sets no slop. Wipe off the excess that oozes out of the hole or you swill lose all your flex.
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