Hangar 9 Warbird Elevator Reinforcement
<span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">To start off, there are ALOT of people On RCUniverse and RCGroups telling how their Hangar 9 Warbird had horizontal stabilizer failure resulting in the inevitable. They say they were flying normal and not diving and others say, they dove at full throttle or over powered their model. In my Hangar 9 P-47 I have an ASP 91 Four Stroke which does not over power it at all.</span><br style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;" /><br style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;" /><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">So I already glued on my horizontal stabilizer on my P-47 60, in fact it is completely ready to fly. These horror stories are really scaring me alot!
Is there anyway to check if my H-Stab is strong enough and is there any way to reinforce it when it is already installed? It is epoxied in and would be a PAIN to remove. Thanks for the help and please tell if you have had any H-Stab incidents on the Hangar 9 Warbirds. I put a lot of work into this airplane and want to make it last. I am afraid I did cut a little bit into the underlying wood when I removed the covering on the Horizontal Stabilizer to glue it into place but the cut wasn't that deep.. Is there anyway to reinforce the Horizontal Stabilizer when it is already glued into place? I do have some spare Carbon Fiber to use on it.
I haven't maidened the airplane yet due to it being tail heavy and this Horizontal Stabilizer Issue.. Thanks for any helphttp://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...ular_smile.gif<br type="_moz" /></span>
RE: Hangar 9 Warbird Elevator Reinforcement
I have built just about all of the .60-sized H-9 warbirds and enjoyed them all. I have not had any issues with the horizontal stabilizer to date. I might recommend you balance your props, and don't use more than 6 inches of pitch until you have more confidence in the airframe. Also, you might consider sealing the control surfaces with clear tape as this will delay/prevent control surface flutter.