|Jan 13, 2013, 07:29 AM|
Robert, thanks for the good words. The break is perfectly clean so, it should glue together nicely. I had already put a 1 mm carbon rod along the TE of the aileron and that kept the failure there down to a clean break near the proximal end.
I had wondered about the wisdom of extending the provided spar out to the wing floats. I knew that a strike on the wing float would put a good bending load on the wing, at spar's end... and it did. If someone follows my footsteps, I advise them to extend the wing spar out to the floats and to tie the float to the spar.
Now, I'm debating the wisdom of buying a new NPS kit and making a new wing, versus adding more weight to this aircraft.
|Jan 14, 2013, 08:27 PM|
I rejoined the pieces of the broken wing, adding to 7-inch long sub-spars made from 3mm Carbon tube.
It all looks good.
She's flightworthy now, but can use some touch-up paint.
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|Sep 29, 2013, 09:39 PM|
I took the Rufe out twice, earlier this summer, getting two flights off water and five hand launched and landing on grass. She did very well.
Today I took her out and flew her twice from grass, takeoffs and landings. She handled wonderfully. I think I have the right balance of throw and expo... and, I have a year's more flying experience.
I had my 'hatcam' turned on but misaligned the camera. I'll take her again soon and get some more video.
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