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Old 04-05-2018, 10:23   #1
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DIY ultralight windvane steering

This winter I made an ultralight (<2000gr) windvane steering gear.
Many 3D printed parts, carbon tube, ceramic bearing and titanium bolts. All parts together, vane pole, linkage gear and trimtab rudder weigh less than 2000grams.
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Today I made small YouTube of the first trial with its function:
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Old 04-05-2018, 11:31   #2
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Re: DIY ultralight windvane steering

Looks nice .
Post the design specs as a Pdf. Or at least photos of the design with build writeup.
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