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Old 10-15-2012, 12:09 PM
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Does anybody know what size of rubber band that holds the tail elevators of the Firebird scout?
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:26 PM
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Sorry I don't, but I would say just experiment.  #18s might work.  Put it on.  If the rubber band is properly stretched, work the servos and see if they can move the surface without strain.
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Does anybody know what to use to replace (what looks like fishing line) the lines that control the tail elevators of the Firebird scout? I tried 15lb mono fishing line and it stretched too much and did not pull the tail elevators fully up. Any suggestions?
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Have you tried stronger fisihing line? Dacron for example?
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Have not tried Dacron. I did try 25lb mono and it streched a little less than the 15lb. What size Dacron would you suggest?
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Dacron doesn't stretch like mono. I would think 7-10 pounds would work. Those servos aren't all that strong.

The original Aerobird and Firebird used mono.

Maybe the rubberband you are using on the tail is too strong. Try a lighter rubberband. You don't need much.
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