elevator alignment

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elevator alignment

Postby MH434 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:52 pm

When the elevators are bolted together, the Reality Aircraft ( UK) Escapade manual says that there will be a slight twist showing as a 3/4" difference at the rear edges of the elevators, and that this is intended. No mention in the Just manual.
Mine align up almost evenly but I haven't drilled yet.
Any comments please on which way the twist should be, or if it is really necessary ( prop wash?).
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Postby Johnny C! » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:17 pm

Keith,
 I know others have mentioned
this alignment issue, but who
would have thought that it might
be intentional. I'm going to the
factory in the morning, & I'll
try to ask Troy about it.

John
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I would much rather be looking down at the runway, than up at it.

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Postby jak » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:32 pm

The twist is there for a reason. It helps prevent flutter.  Jak
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Postby Johnny C! » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:40 pm

Oops! I forgot to ask Troy about that yesterday.
Please forgive me. I was trying to remember
the list while we were flying in a Highlander.

Thanks Jak...

John
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I would much rather be looking down at the runway, than up at it.

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Postby MH434 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:48 am

Thanks Jak

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