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Old Mar 26, 2011, 06:01 AM
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Thanks any way man! I gave up on finding a new airframe and started loOking at my damaged Extra.. The major part of the damage is the left side of the fuselage(along the wing mount), but it looks like it might go back together with minimal weight gain! With a bit of luck, I might have my 58" for Seff..

Then I can fly the wings off it, untill my edge shows up..
That's the spirit.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 12:34 PM
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That's the spirit.

I'm really surprised at how well my extra is going back together?
Most of the wood was there, it just needed to be "jig saw puzzled" back into shape.. The majority of the damage is the side of the fuselage behind the wing.. Other than that, the rudder hinges pulled out, and I wiped out a new Zoar 16x8..

Not only will it be up and flying in a few days, it will look like new as well.. I saved all of the yellow monocote, picked up a roll of blue, and I found the correct color silver for the stripe...
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 01:05 PM
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I do tend to be overzealous about rebuilding wrecked planes, but for me it is kind of fun and relaxing. Not to mention it helps develop some good skills for future use. But once you get used to doing it it also helps take some of the fear of crashing away when you realize how relatively easy it is to rebuild them. That's why I make it a point to save every little piece I can possibly find at the crash site. One thing I was thinking of doing from now on is to try to buy planes that share a lot of the same colors so you don't have to stock a store full of covering, since that is probably the most expensive part of the repair.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 04:27 PM
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thats how far it went....speaking about repairing
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 07:47 PM
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Saved my Extra

I actually have good luck with repairing planes, and keeping them light enough to still perform.. This plane is so new, that I wanted replacement parts.. That wasn't in the cards, so 5 hours of repair work later, and My extra will make it to seff, along with the rest of my fleet... Now i just need to finish the 48" extra build,,
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 07:52 PM
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nicely done Tim!!looks like it never happened..you gotz skillz!
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 08:10 PM
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I knew you can do it Tim !
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 12:43 AM
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I actually have good luck with repairing planes, and keeping them light enough to still perform.. This plane is so new, that I wanted replacement parts.. That wasn't in the cards, so 5 hours of repair work later, and My extra will make it to seff, along with the rest of my fleet... Now i just need to finish the 48" extra build,,
Wow Tim, it looks like a crash never happened. Nice work. Glad you're making it to SEFF.

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Old Mar 28, 2011, 12:28 PM
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Nice work Tim! Very few folks involved in the hobby today could do that. I commend you for taking the time to get the Extra flying again and look forward to seeing you hucking up a storm with it at SEFF!
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 03:59 PM
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EF you probably gave livinma1 a heart attack when he saw you posting on the thread hahaha.....
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 05:43 PM
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EF you probably gave livinma1 a heart attack when he saw you posting on the thread hahaha.....
Man Slats I just finished putting 2 aspirin under my tongue boss.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Nice work Tim! Very few folks involved in the hobby today could do that. I commend you for taking the time to get the Extra flying again and look forward to seeing you hucking up a storm with it at SEFF!
Thanks Guys, and Chris!! As we say, "it's a free airplane now"..

I'm looking forward to SEFF!!! Its going to be a blast!! I just ordered 4 rolls of night lights, and a pile of Xoar props!

My 48" EF Edge is going to be night plane this year..
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 07:17 PM
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I pushed the wife off the computer chair, the phone was taking too long haha.

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Man Slats I just finished putting 2 aspirin under my tongue boss.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 07:34 PM
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I actually have good luck with repairing planes, and keeping them light enough to still perform.. This plane is so new, that I wanted replacement parts.. That wasn't in the cards, so 5 hours of repair work later, and My extra will make it to seff, along with the rest of my fleet... Now i just need to finish the 48" extra build,,
Looks great Tim! I hope I get a chance to see it at Seff. You going to be around for Wed night flying?
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Looks great Tim! I hope I get a chance to see it at Seff. You going to be around for Wed night flying?
Thanks,
Unfortunately I'm leaving mid day Wed.. I'll be getting there Sunday evening.. It's my busy season at the bike shop, and I'm lucky my boss gave me 3 days.. I probably could have taken the whole week, but I don't want to take advantage of a good thing..

Yes!! It looks like the Extra will make it untill the New 60" Edge shows up.. Unfortantly I have to retire the extra to build my Edge...
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