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Robert Hay 401/02/2019 17:10:39
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Barney Corn 101/02/2019 17:16:37
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I've always ended the outer flush to the fuselage side for neatness if nothing else. I then cut the inner not much longer and thread the connecting wire into it which then runs up to the clevis on the control horn. This is naturally rigid and as the snake is fairly straight inside that section of the fuselage the wire can travel back into the outer if needed.

Edited By Barney Corn 1 on 01/02/2019 17:17:03

Martian01/02/2019 18:28:12
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Posted by Barney Corn 1 on 01/02/2019 17:16:37:
I've always ended the outer flush to the fuselage side for neatness if nothing else. I then cut the inner not much longer and thread the connecting wire into it which then runs up to the clevis on the control horn. This is naturally rigid and as the snake is fairly straight inside that section of the fuselage the wire can travel back into the outer if needed.

Edited By Barney Corn 1 on 01/02/2019 17:17:03

+1 for this method

Bucksboy01/02/2019 18:37:03
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You can buy short sections, 6 inches I seem to remember, of 2mm threaded rod. Wind that into the yellow inner so its well into the fuselage, just leaving a short section to screw the clevis onto. That will support the yellow snake internally making it stronger. I seem to remember they were expensive, about £2 each but you only need one. Two if the rudder is the same.

Robert Hay 401/02/2019 18:51:15
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Ah, okay - I was going to ask how to buy a wire that was threaded at both ends and of the required length!

I suppose another option would be to solder the clevis end?

Thanks for the replies all, I will try and get hold of the threaded wire that Bucksboy mentioned.

Bucksboy01/02/2019 19:08:07
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Robert,

I wasn't too far off, Ebay has 12" of stainless steel 2mm studding for £5. Expensive for a short, thin rod but if it sorts out the problem....

Robert Hay 401/02/2019 19:38:32
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Top man, thanks for the heads-up

McG 696901/02/2019 20:01:58
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Hi Robert,

Some guys at eBay need to make a quick and easy profit, I guess.

Please look at some 2mm carbon steel threaded rod here at Banggood with a length of 250mm at the democratic price of € 1,65... but of course you'll need a bit of patience for the 'slow boat' to cross the big pond... wink

Cheers

Chris

Graham R01/02/2019 21:43:33
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Why don’t you look on the model fixings site on their fittings page. 2mm stainless steel 200mm £1.50.

Robert Hay 402/02/2019 10:50:25
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Thanks for the info guys.

I am definitely going to go down this route - out of interest, are there other ways of resolving this issue?

Bucksboy02/02/2019 15:15:04
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You could slide a piece of the original blue outer over the exposed yellow to support it. But this time you'd have to support this 'extra' piece of outer as it's receiving no support itself. That would mean glueing a long triangular fillet between the outer and the fuselage. From the side you'd hardly notice it and once in the air it would be impossible to spot.

Of the two methods I'd prefer the long threaded steel insert into the middle of the yellow inner. The whole snake run looks nice and straight so the longest piece that will fit without causing fouling would be best. Use a power drill to grip the threaded rod to wind it in, the friction makes it hard to accomplish by hand.

I hope this helps.

Robert Hay 402/02/2019 17:11:43
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Certainly does help, thanks.

I would have probably spent quite some time trying to screw it in by hand!

The first method described above would probably be alright but as you say, the second option seems optimal in this case.

Ill post some photos of my Spitfire should it ever be in a fit state!

RICHARD WILLS24/03/2019 09:28:41
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Hi chaps we've got a small batch in stock at the moment , but I'm not sure when we will make any more after this batch . The world's changing , sadly .

Richard

andrew exton24/03/2019 12:03:12
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Got one of Richards motors he sells for the spitfire , what size 2 blade prop do I want to be looking at ? On 4 cells thanks in advance. Andy

andrew exton24/03/2019 12:07:20
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Got one of Richards motors he sells for the spitfire , what size 2 blade prop do I want to be looking at ? On 4 cells thanks in advance. Andy

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