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05-12-2011 03:59 AM  7 years agoPost 1
paverpilot

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So far I am very impressed with quality and fit of the parts on my Rave 90 FBL, I am also impressed with the instruction manual, that is the best instruction manual I have ever seen. I havent started the Tail yet, I am taking a little break and i am going to take my time with the tail since that is the only thing I have heard of others having trouble with, if anyone has any build advice for the tail i would appreciate it

Thanks, Art

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05-12-2011 04:18 AM  7 years agoPost 2
MarshallB

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Just tighten the lock nuts on the tail hub to where they stop and it should be good. Do not over tighten them.


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05-12-2011 01:21 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Iwannafly1

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^^1 yup that's it, be sure to use something like a nut driver and not a 6" adjustable wrench.

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05-12-2011 05:33 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Buzzin Brian

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While assembling the torque tube put one end together WITHOUT loctite at first. Put the entire assembly in the tail boom with the insert gears in either end. Now push very hard on one end of the gears with your thumb. Now move to the other end and push the other direction. The gears should not move at all. If they do there is a chance that the tube is about 0.5mm too long. We have had a very small amount like this, and it is easy to fix. But this needs to be determined durring the build or it could cause a problem. If all is well, remove the tube and loctite the end as shown in the instructions and you are done.

Another thing I do is I take an Exacto Knife and I shave a little of the plastic off of the plastic inserts that go into the end of the tail boom until they just fit snugg, but can then easilly be removed when I need to. Beleive me, you will thank me for this one if I you decide to do it.

The lock nuts Marshall is refferencing are the ones on the end of the tail hub I beleive.

Oh, and we are very glad you are enjoying the build, as well as the instructions. We tried very hard to make all of it go as smoothly as possible. I am glad to hear it is working out.

I hope this helps some.

Brian

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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05-12-2011 06:04 PM  7 years agoPost 5
rcnut

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^^+1

Brian, I ran into the TT being a bit too long, and sanded just 0.5mm off the end and presto! It fits just fine.

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05-12-2011 06:33 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Buzzin Brian

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Yep, that the fix. You may have to elongate the hole just slightly too, but most of the time that is not needed either. If it is I just use an exacto knife to clear a very small amount of material away and off you go. This has been addressed with the manufacturers and should not be an issue in the future at all. But still good to check!

Brian

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05-12-2011 06:58 PM  7 years agoPost 7
MarshallB

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Brian that is correct. Guess I left that small detail off..
The lock nuts Marshall is refferencing at the ones on the end of the tail hub I beleive.


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05-12-2011 09:26 PM  7 years agoPost 8
rcnut

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Brian, a small jewelers file did the trick. It made the hole the same length as the drive pin hole. Sanded the inside of the tube, sanded the drive pin, red loctite, bolt together, and done.

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05-13-2011 01:44 AM  7 years agoPost 9
paverpilot

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Thank for all the help

Art

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