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Old 09-26-2010, 07:44 PM
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This is my first time building a plane and I have one obstacle. I have the plastic tube and push rods that must go from one end to the other. How in the heck you get them from one end to the other which is through a small hold? Tried a piece of string pulling it through but that’s even harder. Please help???
Old 09-26-2010, 07:48 PM
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Did you already cover the plane?
Old 09-26-2010, 08:11 PM
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Yes, it is a ARF plane that I purchase because of a crash I had.
Old 09-26-2010, 08:20 PM
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What kind of plane? I have used the pushrod itself as a guide for inserting the plastic tube. Fish the pushrod thru somehow, then slip the tube over it and wiggle and spin the tube until it slides thru the hole. Might be easier to start at the tail and fish the rod thru the fuse.
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Try some stiff wire taped to the end of the tube. And good luck! It aint easy.
Old 09-27-2010, 12:25 PM
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I often use the inner part of a nylong tube-in-tube pushrod, such as the Dubro Laser rod or Sullivan Nyrod. I shove it in from the tail end, push/pull to where the servos are, then thread the end of the pushrod into the nylon, and pull back through.

It does depend on the exact setup though.

I've used string to pull wires though wings and fuses before. To get the string in there, I find it helps to tape or tie a small nut to the end of the string, then hold the wing/fuse vertically and shake, letting the nut find it's way through the structure to where I need it.
Old 09-28-2010, 07:00 PM
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I did the string to the wire and finally got it through. That is a task in itself but next time the tube in the pushrod sounds good. Thanks to all for responding...

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