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Help...MPX all moving tailplane slides apart

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slopelope

Im getting an old MPX Condor back in the sky. The all moving tailplane slides apart a bit too easy for my liking. Anyone have a fix to make the steel rods a bit sticky in their tubes?

just enough to keep the stab in place 

Thanks!

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Nigel Castle

Normally if you give them a bit of a bend so that they splay apart they will hold in place much more securely?

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Mikeb52

Pritt- stick works well too. Just a dab on the end of the joiners. 

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wookman

I have bent the last inch or so of the rear pin on the Alpina. Leave the front pin straight so that it slides out of the crank bearing so you can remove the tailplanes for storage. Shimples.

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pete beadle

Hi Slopelope

Glue the wires into one half, leave the front wire straight, bend the last quarter of the rear wire of the other half about 1/8th to 3/16th.........haven't have a tail plane slide off in many.many years now:thumbsup:

Regards

Pete

BARCS1702

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slopelope

Thanks guys!

Brilliant idea! Of course ...bend it!

Maiden flight on Sat on the Skyrrid 🙂 

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SilentPilot

Be sure to make sure it is metal...

I tried to bend one of my Sunbird joiners and it snapped. It was Carbon! 

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slopelope

Condor maiden on Skyrrid went well.  A superb day out...2 hours in the sky and then walk down and land at the base of the slope!

Stab didn't fall off 🙂 

 

 

 

Condor Skyrrid.jpg

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Nigel Castle

which method did you use in the end, stick it or bend it?

Condor looks good...………………...

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SilentPilot

Yeah, nice!

could pass for an ASW-17 :) 

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EssexBOF

Put a shallow curve in the pivot wire when viewed in plan view, leave other wire straight. Use method for many years and have yet to have come off.

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slopelope

I bent it.... just about 2mm off straight.... works a treat! 

Good to get a vintage model back in the air. Fly's so well Im prob going to fit new servo's all round as original ones are knackered. 🙂 

 

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