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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:39 pm 
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I agree Cubes, that's partly why I asked. I don't want anyone to have to go through that again for an incorrect cut on my part. So, I'm leaning towards mounting the center section in order to get a good measurement. As an aside, why are the ends of the push/pull tube cut back at an angle? I'm guessing its a clearance issue somewhere after installation.


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:00 pm 
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I feel like I'm about ready to pull it out of the garage and go fly!
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James Grahn
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Nice! The ends are cut back so you can get a bucking bar in to rivet.
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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:55 pm 
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Dont tell me im going to have to take the vert fin off so I can stick the push pull tube through that little lightening hole on that rear bulkhead? I just got the emp group installed. I am not missing the obvious/easy way to get it in there am I? The front windscreen is installed so it wont fit through the cockpit, and I can get it in from up underneath through the removable floorboard.


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Hagle347
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:52 pm 
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Yup, That's the only way to get the push/pull tube back in the fuselage. I'm making an installation order for 218TH to make sure I don't have to undo something because it wasn't the right step. Not likely you can get it in from removable floorboards. it would have to make a sharp hook around the 601 assembly to fit through the tunnels. Rudder and vertical fin aren't that tough to pull off.
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Rich Brazell
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I think I ran into that same bailewick with mine during the build process . Terry is right, not a big deal to remove the fin & rudder . ;)

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James Grahn
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Ok. I won't tell you that Terry is right...
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