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Old 03-28-2005, 09:07 AM
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Default RE: Extreme Flight 87" Yak 54 - Build & Fly


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Well I got mine out and I have a twist in the fuse. I strapped mine down and checked it with a level it is a twist . I tryed to twist it back and shrink it back while holding it the other way after wetting it did not work . I straped it down and leveled it up on a sand bag so it would not move and tyed a weight on the hight side of the tail tube so it pulled the fin level will let it set till it drys . I think it will work . Heres some pic of how I strappted it down .
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE NOT TRYING TO TWIST THE FUSE BY THE STAB TUBE!!!!![:@][:@]
That is one of the reasons the fuse isn't twisting back and why you should not do that. You have no fuse twisting leverage at the stab tube, but you DEFINITELY risk doing one heck of a number on the stab tube cutout in the fuse.
You need to clamp the fuse down on its side by the engine box and clamp a lever to the vertical fin and straighten it that way. Here's a direct link to my post on how I fixed my fuse. It is still deadnuts str8 nearly a month later...
My method:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=2743544
Dave763's method:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=2742119

As you can see, we both used a lever against the vertical fin. I tell you, IMO, that this fuse WANTS to be straight...it was the covering process that twisted it. Check to make sure you didn't do any damage to the stab tube cutout and re try it.