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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by brushless55 View Post
I need to fix my tailboom before I can fly anymore
what was your fix?
thanks
Well this time it was broke free 3/8" behind the frame, re injured.

When I broke it originally, motor cut off and it went in tail first. It bent up bad, bowed bad. Took it out of the Frame socket and let it sit for a day. It kind of straightened itself out, relaxed the fibers. Then I helped it the rest of the way (carefully) and lightly thin soaked it with CA. Waited a minute and hit it lightly with Kicker. Probably stronger than original, but CA is still brittle, so re snapped it in one spot and thin CA'd again over the outside area of where it broke free and was trying to splinter again.

You can also take thread and wrap around it and thin soak them. I just wicked it on the outside of the boom all over (lightly). I have a spare motor and boom, but will fly this until absolutely impossible to fix straight.

I got a lot of practice on tailboom repair on the MCPX.
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