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Old Jan 19, 2003, 01:55 PM
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Wingo Wing Failure - Ouch!

On the third perfect flight of my Wingo this morning, disaster struck. I put the plane in a steep dive and then pulled up, planning to do a loop. Well, the stress split the wing right down the center. Needless to say, I came home with a box of parts. Nothing some glue and time won't fix, though.

My question: I've heard of folks reinforcing foam wings. I guess that must be a good idea! How is the reinforcing done? What material is used?

Thanks!!
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Old Jan 19, 2003, 02:06 PM
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Sounds like one of your wing supports came loose.

You can tape the parts with "thin" packaging tape like they use for the JKAerotech planes like the T-52. This tape is quite a bit thinner (read lighter) than the stuff you buy at Walmart, etc. ZAGI tape will also work. Overlap each spanwise length of tape by about 1/2" starting the first strip at the trailing edge. Better yet, read the T-52 taping procedure.
http://www.jkaerotech.com/

Goto "Instructions and Tech Stuff", than to T-52 building Instructions.

The WINGO fuselage is generally what comes apart.

By the way, the T-52 is nearly indestructible.
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