Well, here's the damage from last weeks little foray and snapping of the wing tube
I think the sides will be ok with a bit of glue. What is the best way to glue the balsa pieces back together? Thin or Med CA or epoxy?
The rest of the left hand side is still attached to the wing
The damage to the motorbox is a different problem. The braces on the first former are broken. Would some popsicle sticks glued to the back of these with Med CA be strong enough? I think I will need a new firewall as that has been pushed back (Steve T - do you have a template for this one
) The damage to the piece on the top of the motorbox is a little concerning - would another piece of wood glued to the top be strong enough to hold it. Thinking about it, would it be better just to get the motorbox kit and use the firewall and top of the motorbox kit and first former to replace the broken pieces? Might be difficult trying to get just one or two pieces out and back in while leaving the rest in there.
Does the motorbox kit extend back to the former where the rudder servo is mounted. Even if it did how would I get the broken one out and the new one in? Might have to be popsicle sticks again up the side of the plane to try and give it some strength
Just a little worrying as this is where the wingtube goes so there would be quite a bit of stress in this area.
Does anyone know how to fix the sleeve the carbon tibe goes through in the fuselage as this has snapped as well and a small piece is missing? Either that or does someone have one they would be willing to sell and I'll pay postage as well? I have a US address I can use
Will need to order a new cowl anyway as that was pretty busted up as well.
I know this is "chinacote" but does anyone also know the closest blue monokote or ultracote to this covering?
How strong will the repairs need to be? I don't want to go overboard and double the weight of the plane, but it still needs to be strong enough to handle my even basic 3D flying
Thanks for any thoughts.