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#1 wheelsB4wings May 26, 2012 04:19 PM

ExtremeFlight 48in Edge 540 elevator repair.
 
Hi all,

Sharing a repair done on an elevator for a 3D model. I had never seen an elevator built up like this. Light and pretty strong for its purpose.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...r/DSCN8995.jpg

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...r/DSCN8997.jpg

Ultracote cut away to see the damage. The elevator was completely broken away held by the covering.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...r/DSCN9000.jpg

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...r/DSCN8998.jpg

Broken pieces carefully cut away as clean as possible and used for templates for new pieces. Replacing them stronger than glueing and recovering. The trailing edge of the elevator spliced with stiff balsa as well with CA glue and sanded to conform.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...r/DSCN9001.jpg

Some reinforcement to the outer leading edge of the elevator.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...r/DSCN9002.jpg

Assembly with CA glue.

http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/y...r/DSCN9015.jpg

Ultracoted to match.

Safe flying,
Shaz-

#2 modbuilder May 26, 2012 07:58 PM

Impressive repair! This goes into my files for future reference. thanks for sharing..................R

#3 sharkyh2o Oct 08, 2012 11:24 AM

second that
 
100% great post and fantastic repair!


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