Thread Tools
May 05, 2001, 04:45 AM
Registered User

Sheeting the Simple 400s wing

Anyone tried this? Ive been think of getting a Simple 400 and really want a strong wing so i never have to worry about breaking it.

Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
May 05, 2001, 09:02 AM
Registered User
poobs's Avatar
I broke 6 fuselages before I snapped the wing against the ground. I glued it back with epoxy and still use it.

All I had was a single strip of lexan self adhesive tape that came with my FMA Razor.
This tape along the bottom prevented flexing during loops etc.

Most of the damage to this wing is at the tips and dings on the leading edge. They easily repair with light weight spackle.
May 06, 2001, 01:16 PM
Balsa Kamikaze
Jensst's Avatar
I had two severe crashes and the most durable thing was this foam wing! I just covered it with Ultracote, nice looking Finish and strong enough. I wouldn't bother with some fancy covering job (excpet for flame decals of course )...

May 07, 2001, 09:54 AM
I'm disoriented!
ChrisD's Avatar
I agree with Jens.

I covered my T-52 wing with Ultracote, and its solid. You can heat gun the wing to tighten it up after it gets dinged.

Do cover it, as it makes a strong structure.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Ace Simple 400 - Build the wing stock? Tram High Performance 8 Jul 22, 2006 02:48 PM
Getting a Simple 400 less than 15 oz's...possible? LawDog101 Parkflyers 6 Mar 27, 2004 05:04 PM
?ACE Simple 400 & wing dihedral? babblefish High Performance 7 Sep 10, 2003 03:28 PM
Simple 400 wing reinforcement ACF3 High Performance 3 Feb 13, 2002 10:16 PM
simple 400 wing chris960 Foamies (Kits) 3 Oct 14, 2001 02:06 AM