|Dec 31, 2002, 05:03 PM|
Flight report :good news with the bad
Flew my Mini MAx today without a hitch . Smooth flying , good air time and smooth landings. Kewl, I'm a happy camper.
Go back to the car and get out the Superstar EP.
Good launch, nice climbout good turn wind picking up so i figure one more go around and then land to be safe .
WRONG ! It looked like the tail was grabbed and turned faster than you can say " uh oh "
Now the plane is completely 180 deg from where it was pointing and absolutely no foward movement ,gets tossed backwards,inverts and goes nose first to ground ouch
|Jan 01, 2003, 06:06 AM|
All better now though !
Using a litle S.P.A.D. technology the front end is now all rebuilt
and she is as good as new !
Not as pretty as the monocote film but flying is flying and who is gonna see the details when its up high ? lol
Glad I had some coroplast laying around !
|Jan 01, 2003, 10:08 AM|
Here are 2 pics of the coroplast repair.
Was able to "jigsaw the sides of the fuse back to a resemblence of a front end.
Then cut a piece of coroplast,folded it to fit the width of the plane, flashed it ,and glued it to each side and bottom.
Then a quick snip or 2 so batterydoor fits and landing gear mounted and wha-la .
Luckily the landing gear and all the "harder"wood associated with it stayed in one piece and I was able to reglue it to the inside of the fuse.
Was out this mornin before the rain and with no wind at all, heheh, it flew like a dream !
Thanks to the S.P.A.D. ideas , I saved myself ~ $40.00 (the cost of a new fuse plus S&H)
plus the wait cause the fuse isn't available yet from tower hobbies anyways .
|Jan 02, 2003, 08:52 PM|
Would you believe the wings werent harmed in the crash at all !
One of the guys that saw the original crash was with me the next morning and couldn't believe the plane was flying again !
To me the repairs using the coroplast have made no ill effects on the planes handling , in fact I'd say it seems to fly a tad smoother.
Maybe that little wieght added in the repairs may have helped the planes COG thus the smoother feel while its in the air .?
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