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Old 07-03-2020, 09:35 AM
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Thanks everyone for the input. It is appreciated.
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Old 07-03-2020, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Agrav8ed View Post
Thanks everyone for the input. It is appreciated.
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I edited my post... I used 1'' servo arms all around and 1.5'' on rudder.....
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Old 07-04-2020, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Agrav8ed View Post
I have a few questions since this is my first Rebel.
1. The clevis they use appears to have a 3mm clevis pin. I was under the impression that aluminum pin on an aluminum would build up slop. Is everyone using this clevis's or are they upgrading to ball links?
2. What length servo arms are being used on the elevators?
3. Does this jet tend to require nose weight? I noticed from the pics that many pilots are placing the batteries right in the nose.
4. Besides fuel proofing the wood, are there any other tips or tricks I should keep an eye out for?
5. I could not find the threaded link for the elevators. Is this an oversight or something we are supposed to provide?
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5. Threaded rods should be in bag marked "Stab". That's where mine were.
Old 07-04-2020, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jamessymons View Post
5. Threaded rods should be in bag marked "Stab". That's where mine were.
Yes, the Stab bag had no threaded rods at all. The wing bag had 4 rods, but two of the are really bent. I'm sure it was an oversight. Think I will reach out to Carf for replacements. Otherwise, the kit looks great. And is really super light. It amazing how light it is.
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Old 07-04-2020, 05:43 AM
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I never used those...I rather used either SWB 4-40 titanium or the Secraft 3mm stainless steel.....both available in the USA...
Old 07-04-2020, 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Agrav8ed View Post
Yes, the Stab bag had no threaded rods at all. The wing bag had 4 rods, but two of the are really bent. I'm sure it was an oversight. Think I will reach out to Carf for replacements. Otherwise, the kit looks great. And is really super light. It amazing how light it is.
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You'll spend forever and a day trying to get 15 cent replacement hardware. Just get turnbuckles or order 3mm threaded rod on Amazon.
Old 07-05-2020, 01:46 AM
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Hi Tone

From the work that I have done on mine, I noticed the following

1. The servo mount openings in the stab are not exactly in the same position.
2. The slots cut in the stabs for the servo horn exits are too small as well as not being in the exact same position. So you will have to make them bigger.
3. On the rudder servo mount you will have to relieve some of the wood on the mount as the rudder servo cavity tapers and once you glue the plywood mount in the hatch will not fit.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-05-2020, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jamessymons View Post
Hi Tone

From the work that I have done on mine, I noticed the following

1. The servo mount openings in the stab are not exactly in the same position.
2. The slots cut in the stabs for the servo horn exits are too small as well as not being in the exact same position. So you will have to make them bigger.
3. On the rudder servo mount you will have to relieve some of the wood on the mount as the rudder servo cavity tapers and once you glue the plywood mount in the hatch will not fit.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards

Jame
Thank you for the in sir! It gives me something to look out for. I really like the lines of this jet. After building the SAB Drake I really liked the large radio tray so I decided to use some faux carbon fiber and add one to the Rebel also. I did leave a cut out though so that the fuel tank can be visualized.
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Old 07-05-2020, 10:30 PM
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Mmmm. That gives me an idea. Thanks Tone. She is a looker indeed. Some pics for you.





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