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Tips for Light and Strong Repairs — Quick Fixes for your Giant Scale Airplane

Tips for Light and Strong Repairs — Quick Fixes for your Giant Scale Airplane

Over the years, I’ve seen many giant-scale airplanes suffer a structural failure that ended with damage that ended the flying for that day. I have experienced a few situations myself. Recently, while flying my 30cc DHC-2 Beaver, a wheel collar came loose and I experienced a rough, aborted takeoff. The landing-gear strut dug into  the ground, and the Beaver nosed over and suffering a prop strike. The impact, also resulted in a broken tailwheel mount and some broken fiberglass landing-gear fairings. Long story short, here’s how I fixed my model.

INSPECTION BASICS

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After any accident, it is important examine your model to ensure that further damage doesn’t exist. With the Beaver’s nose-over, the obvious damage was a broken propeller, a broken landing-gear fairing, and a damaged tailwheel mount….

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Updated: November 10, 2016 — 12:15 PM
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  1. After modeling for more then 50 years there are some chrashes you can repair and some you can’t. Balsa is reparable but the new lazer cut models if there is structual damage forget it. You just can not put the splinters bask together.Foam is very repairable.

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