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    northstar question

    I am i the middle of building a northstar, I am planing on cover the bottom with 1/8 ply, should I cover the entire bottom with ply or just in front of the step?. What should I use for covering, I was thinking of monocote because I don't plan on fly off water more 2-3 times a year. I want to move the servos further to the front, does anyone have pics of that arrangement? how much prop room do you guys have between the fuselage and the prop( mine is very close!) any one have more tips you could give me before its completed? thanx

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    RE: northstar question

    You only need to use ply forward of the step. I have one that is only covered with MK and it seems to be holding up well. I had VERY little clearence between the prop and the fuse with a 10x7 prop so I switched to a 10x7 3-blade and took the blades down by 1/4" on each tip
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    RE: northstar question

    Has anyone ever made a removable upper fin?, it would be easier to transport and store if it was removeable.

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    RE: northstar question

    My fin & stab was removable and I highered the engine mount to get an 11x7 MAS on it ... on a 55AX and Jett pipe it was mint ...

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    RE: northstar question

    siddus74, do you have any pics of the removable fin and stab? I guess you would have to hook up the elevator push rod everytime you would put it on.

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    RE: northstar question

    No pics sorry - sold the aiframe ... yes had to hook it up every time, not an issue though .... the base was ply and it had 4 captive nuts / stab had 3 x nylon 3mm screws and pan washers to spread the load .. the stab and top rudder section was was one piece with some triangle to support ... nothing special ... go for it, made transport so much easier

    Improvise, you will be fine.

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