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I have no problems while building BIII. I think that documentation is good enough for everyone who decided to build it. In such hobbies as aero modeling everyone must use his own Brain a little bit.
After few 'hard' landings I have to replace 'fuselage' with Carbon tube and make new 'gondola'. Some details (pictures) are on my web site (www.geocities.com/slofly4ever.com - in Bleriot section)
Well done!! I'm trying to do the same, as I have replaced the original fuselage (alu in my kit) with balsa, but after some hard landing I have to replace it and your detaied description will sure help me.
I have also replaced the push rods with rigid one; do you think that the original system is better?
I am not sure about the push rods. Mine (original ones with thin nylon cord) are OK. I think that using of 1mm (or 0,8 mm)carbon rod will be good, but will add some weight to the back of plane and can produce unwanted vibrations to the control surfaces.
I have found the use of light nylon fishing line best for our Bleriot III. We kept the fuselage standard Al tube. Only mod I would suggest would be to use the big GWS wheels, as they have a lot more suspension built in than the standard ones.
firstname.lastname@example.org UK Ikarus Piccolo and Slowfly, Ikarus spares, plus upgrades (i.e. brushless..)
I will follow your suggestions, and I am now replacing the rigid pushrod with nylon and I have now found a different solution for fuselage, using a fiber square tube of the same dimension of the original alu one: it is more rigid adding only a little extra weight and it is easy to fix original wing support, servo and tail controls as it is square exactly as the original one!
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