Friday, November 23, 2007

Checks checks checks

Past few flights, raptor seems to be pitching down during fast forward flight, even after making a few clicks to trim. During pre-flight check just now, discovered that the elevator push pull lever had wriggled loose and was only hanging on by a few threads. Can't imagine the consequences if it pop off in the air.
The thread had worn out prob from all the vibration. Removed the 2 self taping screws, lifted the pitch control arm, cleaned up the hole and added some CA. Then change the screw to a longer 3mm cap screw. Holding tight now. One more item to add to pre-flight checklist...

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