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Old 02-11-2007, 09:54 PM
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This was originally posted in the 1/2A forum, but some of you in here seem somewhat knowledgable. And I need help.

I recently built a HOB spacewalker 1/2A, and need the expertise of some of you.

My question is, could the covering be enough to twist this small fuse? when the fuse was first covered everthing was straight, level and square, now two weeks later the tail section of the plane is way off. I'm am thinking that it is b/c of the way I covered it, I did not cover it in sections but basically wrapped the fuse with a single piece. Not thinking that it would be enough to twist the body.

What flight effects will this have on the plane if any? should I just make the wing parallel to the horizontal stab/elevator? The wing tips are still an equal distance from the stab. If I remove the covering will It return or stay twisted?

Today was going to be the maiden flight. Guess I'll have to wait even longer.

Old 02-11-2007, 10:31 PM
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Uneven shrinking is definatly enough to warp a structure. You can fix it by twisting it back into place and hitting it with the heat gun again. I've fixed warped wings this way.

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