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Old Sep 08, 2003, 01:03 PM
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WTH?! FD-stick wing snaps in flight

I was out flying my GWS FD-Stick last nite. When banking into a turn the wing snapped apart about 2 inches from the joint. There was no wind either. Has this happened to anyone else? What can be done to prevent that?
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Old Sep 08, 2003, 01:11 PM
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The slow stick has reinforcement rods that are taped to the leading edge of the wing... did the FD stick come with that? If not, or if they are not working well enough, go to the hobby shop and buy a small diameter aluminum or brass tube.

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Old Sep 08, 2003, 05:17 PM
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I had exactly the same issue; the stock wing spar was just not up to the job. I replaced with glass fibre poll I had lying around and no more problems.
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