Thread: Discussion How Does This Happen??? :(
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ThomasLee View Post
The foam being cracked is no problem as long as it is still shaped correctly (after the hot water/steam methods), the laminating epoxy will hold it back together, and the foam is not a ver structural material to start with along the length of the wing. If the spar is broken, then that's a bit more problematic. If needed, laminate a layer of 3K carbon both top and bottom at 90 degrees (no bias), and it will be stiffer than original.

Hope you figure out what went wrong so it doesn't happen again in the future!
Thanks for your input... as soon as I can find hypodermic needles I will start the repair. I am 95% positive the spar is broken as the damage is ALL the way around the wing top and bottom.....

100% truthfully I believe there was something internally that caused it... I see nothing else that would have done it.

When you say add carbon top and bottom 90* do you mean parallel with the leading edge? 90* away from the pod and boom? this would only make sense to me... But get ready for an ugly plane.... What a bummer.
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