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Old 05-07-2009, 02:39 PM
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I broke the metal rudder push rod right at the base of the plastic clevis while trying to unscrew the clevis. I repaired the push rod by using a Great Planes solder on threaded coupler. My question is - is the solder joint strong enough to hold the coupler to the pushrod? If this joint lets go, I lose my rudder control.
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Plenty strong enough - as long as you know how to solder correctly
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Minnflier is right on, have doe that set up myself several times. Besides, it's the only the rudder and not the elevator.
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One point to consider, the plastic clevis is probably a metric size, while the solder on end is most likely 2-56 threads. I woud suggest a metal clevis to match the threads. The kit plastic clevis will not screw onto the 2-56, the hole size is to small. If you do get the threads to bite and get it scrwed on, there is a good chance of splitting the body.


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