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Rigging

May 19 2017 at 1:52 PM
Chris Cowx  (Login crcowx)
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Response to Taking the Plunge......rigging a biplane

I would suggest that you use invisible mending thread for the control wires. It is basically fishing line, but very thin and it comes in colours already, so no need to paint it etc like clear mono.It also tightens with heat, though I rarely do that. I invariably burn it when I try!

I drill all the holes for it in advance of assembling/painting the kit. Think ahead so that the end hole is on the bottom, or under a decal to cover the work. I tie a knot in the thread and trim it close. Then dip it in CA glue and insert it into a blind hole for it's first attachment. Thread it through whatever routing it needs to be and then apply tension by hanging a hemostat on it. This gives it tension without over doing it. Do wires on opposite sides so that you don't pull the model out of true. Glue in place and then trim closely. If needed, touch up the paint and done.

I have not done any RAF flat flying wires, so I will bow to the experience of others here!

Chris

 
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