[WWI] Rigging question

Stuart Malone smalone at kc.rr.com
Mon Oct 12 07:40:52 EDT 2009


Stuart,

If you really want to split hairs, at what position will the rudder  
and elevator be posed?  If neutral, then the control line should be  
dead center coming out of the hole, otherwise the line would favor one  
side.

If you already closed up the fuselage, you could try the old fashioned  
picture hangar method.  Drill your 'big' hole, then super glue one end  
of the rigging material to the center point of a piece of rod or strut  
material.  Slip the rod through the hole all the way, then pull back.   
To secure the anchor, use a cement applicator (hollow glass tube with  
fine syringe type end) to apply Tenax/Ambroid/etc. down in the hole,  
bonding the T to the inside of the fuselage.  Of course, this method  
is only good for flexible rigging material.  I prefer the EZ-Line  
myself.


Stuart L. Malone

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Not the goal but the game.
In the deed the glory.
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