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Tail unit Fixing methods?

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Skippers Walker05/06/2020 19:53:36
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I'm constructing a J60 and would prefer to mount the tail unit by an alternative fixing than the traditional 'rubber bands'.

I'd appreciate any tips or pictures regarding 'tried & tested' methods used by other folk please?

Thanks

SW

PatMc06/06/2020 00:21:13
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Here's a sketch & a couple of photos of how I fixed the tail on my Jnr 60, making it detachable if necessary for storage.
Ignore the elevator & rudder linkages in the sketch.
The photos were taken part way through a refurb 7 or 8 years ago.
Note the 1/16" (birch)ply facing to the rear 1/4" balsa cross piece between longerons.
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brokenenglish06/06/2020 06:48:32
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Thanks for that Pat.
I wasn't going to bother to look at an "electric" post, but I'm glad I did.
Very well designed. I've downloaded your sketch!

Skippers Walker06/06/2020 09:55:39
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Brilliant solution, Pat I'll adopt it into my model-just hope that you don't need a 'copyright' fee!!

Thanks

Chris

PatMc06/06/2020 17:58:31
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Glad to be of some help. thumbs up

I always prefer to have tailplanes or complete tail units fixed to the model by some removable method but never by rubber bands.
Just had a quick random check and found that out of 17 of my models : 3 have the tail permanently fix as a unit ; 8 have removable tailplanes with fixed fins + rudder ; 6 have completely removable tail units.

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