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Old Aug 08, 2013, 12:12 PM
I am actually really slow
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Don't paint it, chicks dig scars

Did you hit an Ibis to?



Was a bit skimpy with carbon on this repair, leading edge ended up more like a polished resin/foam block. Still plenty strong and has stood the test of time. Not pretty but functional.

Your repair looks much better
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Old Aug 08, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Lol! Given the weather outside I may put a sticker on it for now an really get into the feathering once I can be outside again.
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 11:19 PM
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Well, breaking bad started again. Did some major sanding while watching the series. Overall a very smooth finish. Not sure o have the feathering technique to the point to make this invisible. I probably can't match the absolute white, so there are limits.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 12:33 AM
2012 NZ Speedcup - 231 MPH
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Marked the balsa cut outs

Reinforced wing profile with carbon fiber rods

Attached bottom balsa to wing and rods. CA to wing and epoxy/balloons to rods.
I 100% agree with this approach. I made up patch of balsa and carbon to emulate the current wing skin on my Ninja Speed, and it has gone on to hit 231 mph with no issues:

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Old Aug 13, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Looks great!!......Sometimes wet sanding over the kitchen sink can you that last 5% of perfection.Sand the repaired area and past it as well will get rid of the feather edge line. Then paint the repaired area and a bit beyond it and the repair will blend in really well.
What you have done is good enough..
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 11:33 PM
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...aaand done... At least for now.

One of these days I'll be able to be a paintbrush master like many people in this forum. Not sure If I will be able to do a color match (ie match the exact white color off the mold). But its enough to look very good.

Special shoutout to shhhhhh! and helibee. You guys rock.

Now, to balance the wing, fly this puppy and avoid stumps on the ground.
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Old Aug 14, 2013, 03:44 AM
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Congratulations! The first composite wing repair is always the hardest!
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