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Old Sep 16, 2012, 02:19 PM
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It lives....

After my crash detailed in post 1003 It's almost back in one piece.
I managed to find my missing wing pieces and the undercarriage wheel in the farmers field after he'd used the combine.

A few hours fixing the left wing wing and it looks good to go.

Chunks out of LE.
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Root detached. gorilla glued back on then two lengths of 5mm carbon tube inserted from root end for strength.
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Two black smudges are end of carbon rod.
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Gorilla glued back together
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Wing snapped outboard of aileron
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Missing chunk on LE after tip glued back on. Spare bit of foam was fitted in and three lengths of 2mm carbon rod fitted across the break.
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Seems plenty stiff enough and only 4g heavier than the right wing after the fix. The leading edge of both wings are now covered with Crossweave tape for a bit of extra strength/protection (not to mention covering a few dings...)
After touching up the decals with permanent marker pen the result is below:-
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The wing-joining tube was also cut in half as it was bent - a carbon tube was inserted through the middle in order that the aluminium tube locates across the centre of the wing-join.
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Just need to re-attch the wheel and fit a couple more 2mm carbon rods across the fuselage break.

With a bit of luck should have it ready for Tuesday's session. It's by no means perfect but hopefully should be up to the job..
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