Big Spitfire – Wobbly tail

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  • #31350
    apocalypsedude
    apocalypsedude
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    I will maiden my big Spitfire shortly, but I have concerns concerning the tail.
    Especially the horizontal stabilizers are very wobbly at mine. They shake up and down even when you touch the fuse.
    It is not the glue joint that is bad, but the whole rear fuselage seems to be quite weak.

    Is it only mine or do others have this wobbly tail, too?

    #31526
    Petr Šťásek
    Petr Šťásek
    Keymaster

    Don’t know if your’s the same but yes, there is some “wobble” in the tail of my big Spitfire. Didn’t seem to be an issue neither in flight nor during the taxiing though.

    #33477
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    dukerogerpl
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    Well… I’m concerned about some fatigue effect from this surface being so flexible. I’m planning to implement some carbon spare in form of flat bar inside. General feedback to designers – this should be improved

    #37619
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    dukerogerpl
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    Whoever is interested please check my post in customization’s part – I propose 2 modifications to fix this problem.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by Avatar dukerogerpl.
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    matthieu.perignon
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    Mine is the same. I’ve fitted a cable underneath to “hold it down” on both sides. Not scale but clearly does the job, it adds a bit of tension in the structure and the wobble disappears.

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