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Mounting Park Flyer Carbon Controls

Very small diameter, lightweight carbon fiber rods (available from Aerospace Composite Products, ( can be just the thing for home-brewed control systems that go the extra mile in terms of eliminating slop and weight. Attach a .040-inch diameter section of music wire with a Z-bend to a .036-inch diameter carbon fiber control rod with small diameter heat shrink tubing that you would normally use when soldering servo leads, then wick in thin CA. Be sure and anchor the control rod with pushrod shrouds every few inches to minimize play in the system.

John Purdy, Tucson, AZ