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Repair 15 years of use and abuse,,, OS2U Kingfisher

So a few of you may have seen my Kingfisher over the years. I built it in about 1996-7,, can't remember really but more than 16 years ago.

Over the years a few mishaps and crashes cause water to enter the float, but it wasn't until a engine out hard landing last fall that I discovered how weak the float had become.

Last year I repaired some more minor damage from wear, that is chronicled here http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10..._3/key_/tm.htm

But it wasn't until I flew it again that I knew how bad it really was
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Started gluing it up the new float

I used scrap to hole the support pieces aligned


The original float had a solid 1/4 keel, decided to use a framework this time,
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A little more work then took it off the table to make sure the legs were aligned still, after confirming that I pinned it back down and sheeted the bottom,, after the bottom was done, I flipped it around to make the top/side planking easier..
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 06:13 AM
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other side and foam for tip and tail blocks,,

It's ready for sanding & shaping
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Nice work !!


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Oh, one of my favorites. I wish I had a smaller electric version in my barn.
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Nice work !!


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Thank you Sir.

Did some shaping of the foam,,, I need to add foam to the supports to give it a little more of the scale shape instead of just the profile.
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Oh, one of my favorites. I wish I had a smaller electric version in my barn.
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That would be nice,, but I've actually thought of going the other way,, think of kit bashing a 1/5 scale Top Flight Corsair Kit
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Did a little gluing up and dremel work, pics tell the story, Slow cure epoxy and 410 filler do a good job of filling the voids in the foam wing
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That would be nice,, but I've actually thought of going the other way,, think of kit bashing a 1/5 scale Top Flight Corsair Kit
Man, that would be one heck of a kit bash.
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glass begins
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West system epoxy is the bomb
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Hope you make a real nice video of the re-maiden , really like this plane


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I'll try and find a cameraman,, and borrow a decent camera

Letting the epoxy out-gas for a day or so,, then the sanding/primer/repeat/repeat will begin
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I'm glad you decided to repair it. Hope to see it fly again at New London this year.
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