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#1 John Dvoracek

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:34 PM

I (briefly) flew my 1.5 SLE in wind more gusty than I realized. Can I replace the "Ultralight" gold label vertical spar I snapped with an "Ultralight" silver label spare from my 1.5 B? There is about 1/8 inch length difference which is probably insiginificant aerodynamically. The gusts were so bad I ended up flying my full mesh, and I kick myself in retrospect. Thanks in advance, John

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:06 PM

Yes you can.

The only difference in the old Gold label and the new silver is the color. Although there should not be a difference in length in the 1.5 series rods.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

At the time when the rod labels changed from gold to silver, they were in fact identical rods, just different labels.

Now going back around 1998 there was a change in how the rods were made. However, these are even interchangeable.

Going back even further around 1991 there was a change from outer to inner ferrule. These rods sometimes have problems fitting together with the other type of rods.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:31 PM

Completely interchangeable. No difference in the rods and the length should be identical. The small difference you have shouldn't matter at all on the flight characteristics.

#5 John Dvoracek

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:07 PM

Thanks for all the replies! Question clearly and conclusively answered. :)

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