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Old 02-16-2014, 08:40 PM
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I am putting together a Seagull Brand shoestring. There is a small, about 3 mm, hole in the wing panels about 8 inches out from the wing root. Does anyone know what this hole is for. No detailed instructions in the book.

Wing span is 63 inches. I am baffled.

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Old 02-17-2014, 07:38 AM
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check page 25 of the manual...
http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/SEA143-Manual.pdf

I'm not sure if they're calling that an anti-rotation pin, or some sort of wing incident adjustment...
(assuming that's the hole you're talking about)
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:21 AM
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I've seen these on another Seagull model and they seem to be positioned where the wing tube stops. Haven't figured out what they are for.

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:14 AM
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ah, I suppose they're to keep the wing tube itself from migrating...
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:25 AM
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Maybe they thought they needed an escape hole for the air inside the tube when you slid on the second panel ?
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Is it for the threadded mounting pins??
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No, That is another hole closer to the fuselage. I finally figured that one out. Very poor instructions in the manual. I am going to take the wing to my club flying field on Sat. and see if someone can figure it out. nice plane, just poor instructions. I appreciate the replies.
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well now it's a puzzle... I've got a Seagull Edge 540 and it's got neither hole...
(and it looks like they've often photoshopped out the holes entirely ... odd.)
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I have seen it on the 120 size PT-19 and Nemesis.
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I don't know about the second hole. It I sure don't like the locking pin set up on the wing . I'm using internal wing bolts to back up the pins .

where you setting the CG on yours ? I hear the 3-11/16" CG in the manual is wrong

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