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Old Aug 12, 2011, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by brathanke View Post
Mike... use epoxy you must not have been paying attention when that EXACT same thing happened to me with my glow edge. It might have been before your time on this thread. 5 min epoxy is your best friend I don't care what the manual says about that. CA will get stuck every time with the vertical stab.

It's so funny to hear about your reaction since mine was probably exactly the same. I remember the heart pounding feeling. I just ripped mine out with brute force cuz I didn't have any debonder. I had to spend 20 minutes gluing my stab back together in all the places it broke when I gripped it. Now I gotta try and find the post so you can feel like you have company
Nate,
Good to know I'm not alone! I checked the dates - I joined this crazy fun twistaholics group in March of this year and your "event" happened in January. I'm not saying whether or not I read back in the thread after I found it - that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
It is funny looking back on it - this little "voice in my head" was saying to use epoxy but another voice was saying "stick to the directions" (which I don't usually do if they "don't make sense"...but this is my first 3DHS plane, and the reputation of 3DHS made me say, "ok they must know better". Lesson learned - the internal voice is always right whether I listen to it or not. Thankfully there was no damage, the vertical stab went fully into the slot, the covering aligns perfectly with the fuse, and it is secure in there now.
(whew)
-Mike
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