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#1 Pixturethis Jan 02, 2012 06:49 PM

Robbe ASW-17 4 meter
I bought one of these used & would like to know is the ABS fuselage strong enough to survive normal landing, or should I glass it?
Thanks Marc

#2 slopemeno Jan 03, 2012 01:42 PM

The plura fuses can be problematic. I had one of the 3 meter ASW-19's from Robbe. It flew great, but it had been stored in a sunny bedroom for years, and i think the fuse had become brittle- it would break the tailboom on anything but the most gentle landing.

Robbe used to sell a specific glue for use on the plura parts.

The hot setup would be to pull a mold from the plastic fuse.

#3 Pixturethis Jan 03, 2012 03:48 PM

True, pulling a mold would be nice, but just looking to strengthen the fuse up.

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