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Old 09-05-2011, 06:11 AM
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Default RE: Reaction 54 Jet Kit

I finally finished my Reaction and maidened it yesterday.
All was great. Very little trim, CG was perfect after adding a little lead to the very tip of the nose.
During a down wind turn the Vertical stab came off and it just disintegrated in the air.
I went back and looked at the plans to see what the heck I had done wrong in installing the tail feathers but could not find any mistakes.
Obviously I did something wrong.. Worst thing is...I don't know what. Maybe flutter??...I have no clue..
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