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Jan 10, 2013, 08:37 PM
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It is not broken and nothing big deal, you will soon find fix plane become part of the fun of this hobby. I know it really really well.

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Jan 10, 2013, 09:04 PM
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I think yeah, just glue it back together with epoxy. If you have all the pieces to fill in all the holes it should be fine. The joint where you glued it will be stronger than the surrounding foam... so yeah it might be a good idea to add some support rods. When a plane breaks in big pieces like that, it's fixable - plane in the photo was fixed and flown quite a bit after that.
Jan 10, 2013, 09:15 PM
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I repaired mine with toothpicks and epoxy
Jan 14, 2013, 06:46 PM
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Back together :)


Thanks for all the tips and encouragement guys! I picked up some foam safe CA today and a new nose gear arm and committed to not leaving the garage until it was back in one piece. It went back together pretty well in my opinion, however on the bottom there are a couple seams that are visible, I believe because some of the foam was compressed. The gap was filled with the CA, and it seems very strong. I may end up going over it with some caulk and then painting the seam so it is less visible. All in all, I'd say a very successful repair!
Jan 14, 2013, 09:52 PM
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Great job! You're really learning the hobby now

Don't worry about detailing it - you're gonna do this a couple more times to it. Eventually it will be the end. Foam planes aren't really worth detailing. You can't keep them looking nice for more than one season usually.
Jan 15, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Nice, now go out and put her up again!!
Jan 15, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by chucksolo69
Nice, now go out and put her up again!!
I'm afraid to crash it again!! Ok, ok, I'll go fly it again....
Jan 15, 2013, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BWEC10
I'm afraid to crash it again!! Ok, ok, I'll go fly it again....
Oh you have to fly it again... you're gonna fly it until the last crash. That's the life of all of our planes. They fly, they crash, and if you can fix it you fly it again until you crash it and can't fix it. I've seen planes fly, which were 50-60 years old, but one day, those planes will either fly and crash for the last time, or become a museum piece, and your Trojan ain't going in a museum... although IMO, I think the Parkzone Trojan is one of the "Hall of Fame" planes for sure.

Crash it until you can't anymore, it's the best you can do!
Jan 15, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Nice job, another happy ending.....
Jan 16, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by BWEC10
I'm afraid to crash it again!! Ok, ok, I'll go fly it again....

Before you take her up again, warm up with another plane to ease your jitters.
Jan 16, 2013, 10:17 AM
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That's the spirit!!!


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