Adjusting HLG Incidence
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[Courtesy of Michael Imsic, m_imsic "at" yahoo.com, April 2000]

Once you know what changes you need to make the your incidence, rather than shimming you can bend the tail boom. 

  1. Place the fuselage in a vise. 
  2. Hang a small weight from the end of the tail and heat the boom with a heat gun.
  3. This will introduce a gradual bend. 
  4. Periodically check the amount of bending with a straight edge ruler placed along the boom. 

If you ever need to straighten it, just heat the boom without the weight attached.


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