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RC Plane Workshop Tip: Easy fix for a busted wing

RC Plane Workshop Tip: Easy fix for a busted wing

Let’s face it. If you fly RC airplanes, sooner or later you are going to damage your model. With so many ARF planes available on the market today, few modelers are building up their models from kits. This has produced a whole generation of excellent flyers who simply don’t have much in the form of building skills.

1This doesn’t make them bad people, but knowing how to repair a busted wing will save anyone some money. This article shows the basics of removing damaged material and replacing it so the strength of the wing is not affected. The techniques shown are not limited to ARFs and can be used to fix any model you have. Let’s get started!

 

2The First thing to do is to remove the covering from the damaged area. I cut it away about two to three inches back from the actual damage cracks and breaks. THis gives you a good look at the overall structure. Often with the covering peeled back more damage will be reveled than the most obvious damage. Now break out your hobby knife and start cutting away the outer balsa sheeting. I like to go one rib bay out from each side of the damaged section. This gives you solid undamaged structure to splice your repair pieces too…

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  1. “The structure to splice your repair pieces too”
    Too is incorrect. To is correct.
    Proofread your posts

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