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repair it with lots of glue! 7 87.50%
buy a new fuselage 0 0%
go for a 1.6mt skywalker 0 0%
buy a new 1.9mt skywalker 0 0%
buy a bixler 0 0%
buy an easystar 2 1 12.50%
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 05:16 PM
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should/can I repair this? (crashed EZ*, pictures inside)


hello, I had a bad luck during an FPV flight. I was flying LOS while my gf was wearing goggles, I lost orientation and my ez* fell straight on the ground
I have all parts back, battery is ok, only esc lost the capacitors but I was going to replace it anyway (it was a 60amp hobbyking esc for hely that resets himself after some seconds with throttle at minimum).

so I can try to repair this with some glue but it seems so bent, I already have a spare set of wings; I can buy a new fuselage for 20eur or should I go for a skywalker/skywalker 1.9mt/bixler/easystar 2?
I love flying FPV and I am deep into electronics so I'd love some big space for batteries and big homemade circuits

look at the photos and just tell me if is this worth the pain or if skywalker is such a best option that I should buy it now (1.6 or 1.9mt?) and buy a new fuselage in future to make this one fly again

thank you!
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Hardly anything wrong with it. Nothing there that a bit of low heat won't straighten out.
Old Feb 29, 2012, 05:37 PM
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I own an smd soldering station (aoyue 852), you think that some hot air will make it straight?
Old Feb 29, 2012, 05:42 PM
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I own an smd soldering station (aoyue 852), you think that some hot air will make it straight?
If you blow some warm air on it, you will be ably to straighten it out no problem. If you have any dents, pouring water will re expand them. You should be able to get that EZ back to 99.5% as good as new. I has years of life left in it.

Even if you broke it into 8 bits, it would still be salvageable.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:25 PM
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The common trick is to use hot water...but it has to be sub-boiling. An easy way to do this is to brew a pot of water in your coffee maker and pour it over bent/dented sections....the foam will largely come back to shape....just be sure to keep your electronics dry, of course.

If the water is any hotter than the typical coffee pot, the cells will blister...so be careful. The hot air could certainly cause it to blister too.
Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:31 PM
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BTW, Easy Stars are supposed to be roughed up. They fly best that way.
Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:58 PM
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You can buy A New fuse for $20.
Some people say it can last years but I like to go by flights.
Old Mar 01, 2012, 02:41 AM
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The common trick is to use hot water...but it has to be sub-boiling. An easy way to do this is to brew a pot of water in your coffee maker and pour it over bent/dented sections....the foam will largely come back to shape....just be sure to keep your electronics dry, of course.

If the water is any hotter than the typical coffee pot, the cells will blister...so be careful. The hot air could certainly cause it to blister too.
If the cells do blister, you can flatten them with the back of a spoon.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 02:55 AM
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what glue do you suggest me? I used super attack but it makes a strong and fragile join between parts, I like this, what do you think?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rge_100ml.html
Old Mar 01, 2012, 04:53 AM
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what glue do you suggest me? I used super attack but it makes a strong and fragile join between parts, I like this, what do you think?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rge_100ml.html
Use white Gorilla Glue and use modelling pins to hold the surfaces together while it dries.
Old Mar 01, 2012, 05:44 AM
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bought it. what kind of colours will make it more visible? I have heard something like bright colors on bottom are not a good idea because they make it invisible when flying high.
Old Mar 01, 2012, 05:58 AM
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bought it. what kind of colours will make it more visible? I have heard something like bright colors on bottom are not a good idea because they make it invisible when flying high.
Black stripes on the undersides of the wings are good. The further away it gets the less you will notice colour, so the more important contrast becomes.
Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:25 AM
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what glue do you suggest me? I used super attack but it makes a strong and fragile join between parts, I like this, what do you think?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...rge_100ml.html
Medium CA works superbly on Multiplex Elapor foam.
Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:28 AM
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what kind of colours will make it more visible?
Red and Yellow are the most visible and then some dark stripes as Gerry said for contrast.


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