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Old 10-06-2012, 01:37 PM
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Hello all,
This is my first ARF build and don't want to make any stupid mistakes. I'm working on a .46 Phoenix 300 extra. This should be a simple question and I think I have the right approach but want to be sure. I cut out the hole for the wind support tube that goes through the fuselage and when I slid the wing on I obviously saw that the wing didn't sit flush with the fuse. I'm assuming I'm going to cut out the monocote and slide it in further, am I correct? also If this is the case do I cut the monokote exactly to the fuse or do you leave a bit excess and iron the extra monokote inside the fuse? The manual doesn't give any info on this, It says (install wings).
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I tried once to cut it with a quarter inch to tuck inside but found it too tight when doing so. Now I cut the covering flush with the recess and sometimes find a need to enlarge the recess slightly in places.

Take a hard look at two other areas of most arfs... the firewall support and gear support. They sometimes/often need additional support.
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Thank you for the tips.
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Leave excess. You can always cut more off, but it doesn't work as well the other way.
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