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Old May 31, 2007, 11:08 AM
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My wing joints broke loose at mid span where the dihedral angle changes. I used a large pin and injected some CA glue into the joint, and it seems to be fine, now. There was no break in the spar system. I have drawn up a set of wings to replace these because the workmanship is so poor. When I first got it, the wings looked good. With about 50 flights on it, the sheeting joints are now humps iin the airfoil, I suspect because it's partly hot-glued together. I have a new airfoil I'd like to try out, and I'm thinking of bagging a set of wings for this model. I'll have to change the root section on the fuselage, but that's OK. If it flys as good as I think it will, I'll be makin' a mold... Who knows, I may build the wings from wood to keep in the spirit of what I truly like. I have been modelling a long time. This is aesthetically the most beautiful model I've ever seen... in my opinion. It's a shame it's not better made. The fuselage is absolutely perfect from what I can see... With new wings and possibly new harizontal tails, it may be prettier, yet.

Jack
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