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richard cohen28/03/2016 13:57:44
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Afternoon all

i am midway through building an Elder 40 gold edition and so far all was going well but my problem now is installing the firewall. The instructions advise to locate the Firewall Mounting Gauge to ensure the correct right thrust. The problem is that i cannot find said gauge or anything which matches the picture in the instruction picture. As its a pretty important phase of the build, i want it right. Not sure if its a part missing from the kit, labelled as something else and/or redesigned to a different shape. Theres not a pattern on the plan to make a gauge from either. Has anyone built this model and know what i need to find ?



IanN28/03/2016 14:21:18
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Judging by the manual available online, that "gauge" is just a triangle of wood, cut to the angle to give the necessary right thrust. Is there any piece like that amongst the various sheets of die cut wooden parts?

If not, an email to Top Flite would almost certainly get you their recommended no of degrees side thrust

richard cohen28/03/2016 14:29:47
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Hi Ian. nothing in the kit or die cut sheets that matches and nothing on the plan to cut my own. Just tried an email to product support at TopFlite but its bounced back frown

IanN28/03/2016 14:34:01
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Then maybe just measure the sidethrust angle from the top view on the plan and replicate that

That's all you'd have to go on if it was a plan build anyway, and provided you're in the ballpark it should be fine

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