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From: "raincityflyer" <lewis08@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: Durability and lightness
Durability is an interesting tradeoff. I once complained to the designer of the Little Nipper/Seeker/Swyft about things being fragile and not surviving my "landings". His response has served me well. Everything needs to be strong enough without being too heavy. And besides, eventually you stop crashing. My goal is 100% hand catch and that takes a lot of wear and tear off the airframe. I'll come back early rather than stay our there too long. Less walking that way too! FWIW - I've never broken a CF push rod in a crash. I've found that their flexibility has even saved a rudder or two when I've missed a pop-up hand catch and dropped the poor thing on its tail. There are lots of options and everyone has their own experience with them. Alan - I'll try to make some progress this weekend on the tail group and post some photos for you. Chris in Seattle --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "kb11troy" <kb10troy@...> wrote: > > > > > > > > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "Squid" <littlefr2003@> wrote: > > > > > Rick:Yes i guess you are the authority on the teflon push tubes. Good > > point made .018 music wire will be specced on the next set of plans. > > Plus the note about stretching the tubing. I just nee to get my hands on > > some now to do a rough work out of the length to stretch it by.Including > > this on the plan would be good i think. > > > > Tailboom.com provides extensive instructions in a Word format document which is linked from this page: > > http://www.tailboom.com/teflon.php > > Click on the "Instructions here" link near the top of the page. > > I used the #22 tube stretched 2X to fit 0.018 wire. > > Carbon pushrods are great, but are much less robust than wire in crashes or hard landings. > > Rick >