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Old 01-26-2017, 07:29 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Installed the plastic tail unit using a hose clamp, and made the cutouts in the vertical fin. I don't need to worry about it staying in place thanks to the peg that fits in the hole on the tail boom, but that tightening screw mechanism on the clamp is a tad too wide and won't allow the tail fin to sit properly. I'll have to see what I can do about that; just gotta grind away a millimeter or two off that screw.

Maybe instead of that hose clamp I can get away with a beefy zip tie? It doesn't take much of a clamping force to keep the tail unit in place - actually, none, as long as the two halves don't separate by a millimeter or so. I also still have the lower peg in place that's meant to mount the vertical fin on the pod-and-boom, and doubles to clamp the unit together. Together with a zip tie that should be enough, shouldn't it? Of course, this would be a second zip tie, not the one that attaches the tail boom to the fuselage.
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