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This page contains various tips/links/photos that will be helpful to you when building your Taboo XL and can be applied to almost any other HLG kit. The page will be updated whenever I have new photos or techniques, so please come back and visit this page frequently.

First, the web-site for the old Taboo kit is still alive and the section with construction photos contains some very valuable information about building a polyhedral DLG kit. The steps and techniques described on that page are almost identical to those required for the construction of the polyhedral Taboo XL, while building the aileron/flaperon Taboo XL includes a few more steps related to finishing the wing. Visit that web-page and use the described techniques when building you next DLG kit.

This page shows the process of assembly of an aileron/flaperon wing, and installing radio gear in it. The fuselage and tail assembly process of an aileron plane is the same as for the polyhedral plane and is already described on the above mentioned web-page. The wing assembly of an aileron wing involves cutting the holes for the servos, installing control horns and servos, installing servo wiring and connectors, and installing the aileron/flaperon pushrods. Click on the picture to visit the wing assembly page.
This page shows how to make a sleek detachable pushrod end using an L-shaped piece of soft steel wire and a piece of heat shrink tubing. The pushrods on Taboo XL are made of very thin (0.030" diameter) carbon rods. The carbon rod is flexible enough to serve as the keeper wire. This pushrod end is especially useful for detachable stab configuration, when the pushrod must be disconnected every time when the stab is removed from the fuselage. Click on the picture to visit the page with photos of the pushrod end.
This page will tell you how to cure the aileron flutter problems on your aileron DLG. Facing aileron leading edges with fiberglass increases the torsional stiffness of the aileron and practically eliminates the possibility of the aileron flutter.