New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Jul 14, 2012, 12:33 PM
raycalvino is offline
Find More Posts by raycalvino
Registered User

deformed nose cone

Hi Group,

I was trying to get some dings out of my edf (starmax f18) with very hot water and ended deforming my nose cone. I've cut it off the fuselage and I would like to know if you guys have any tips on getting it's shape back.

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Jul 29, 2012, 06:42 PM
edfman is offline
Find More Posts by edfman
Registered User
hello RC
I usually take the damaged nose cone and fill with gorilla glue then add light wall putty to fill in and shape outer damage after gorilla glue is dry.Paint stick it on plane and fly!
P.S. I have started filling my nosecones with gorilla glue before assembly now it works great and makes for easy repairs.I read this someplace and its a great idea
Old Jul 30, 2012, 12:20 PM
solentlife is offline
Find More Posts by solentlife
222 km/hr Parkjet flyer
solentlife's Avatar
For flimsy plastic cones ... as my Lanyu - I cover in same colour insulating tape. This prevents the cone shattering, you can with hand put back to shape ...

I thought about foam filling - but we are always looking to remove weight from nose of most models.

Old Jul 30, 2012, 02:32 PM
Joe 1320 is offline
Find More Posts by Joe 1320
Registered User
Joe 1320's Avatar
Air Sally makes a fiberglass replacement. After I dinged up the stock one, I sent him a fresh one to make a mold. Ended up with a few glass ones and wouldn't ya know it, I've never needed another replacement. It's definately a worthy part to get. Just send him a PM.
Old Jul 30, 2012, 07:47 PM
kelberts is offline
Find More Posts by kelberts
kelberts's Avatar
+1 on Air Sally's nose cone. Had it on my 70mm Starmax for several years, and not the slightest problem
Old Jul 30, 2012, 11:34 PM
AIR SALLY is offline
Find More Posts by AIR SALLY
deltas are cool
AIR SALLY's Avatar
i have nose cones for the 64mm f-18 that hobby Lobby sold ,and the 70mm exseed F-18 ,send me a pm and i'll fix you up.
Old Aug 07, 2012, 02:29 AM
Drahcir is offline
Find More Posts by Drahcir
Registered User

Hey Air Sally

Do you happen to have a nose cone for the 70mm starmax F5E? Mine deformed sitting in the sun at the flying field.
Old Aug 07, 2012, 11:42 AM
AIR SALLY is offline
Find More Posts by AIR SALLY
deltas are cool
AIR SALLY's Avatar
nothing for the F-5 sorry,how long is the fuse i have a F-20 fuse i might be able to make a nose from

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Flying without a nose cone Dreweskritt Electric Plane Talk 19 Jun 28, 2012 11:27 AM
Sold Icon 2 Spare Stab and Nose Cone pmccleave Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 3 Apr 12, 2012 11:27 PM
Wanted Blaster 3 Nose Cone Mr. Wiz Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 1 Feb 29, 2012 12:26 PM
Wanted Big Bird nose cone Swoopdown Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 4 Feb 28, 2012 01:40 AM
Wanted AVA E-Nose Cone Luis Moya Aircraft - Sailplanes (FS/W) 0 Feb 23, 2012 11:15 AM