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Nov 04, 2019, 05:51 AM
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Yep tough one you did a good job though keeping it in one piece! Your a good builder you will have it fixed in no time.
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Nov 04, 2019, 10:51 AM
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Thanks, I really like building, sometimes more than flying. I just wish we had an easier field to fly at. Flying off of a short plateau runway is very difficult. There is another club in the area working on another possible runway and hopefully they will figure something out. Im always super stressed flying at ours with larger airplanes.
Dec 15, 2019, 01:07 AM
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Evaluation of repairs finally happening. Fuse damage: Motor mount box cracked, center fuse area has multiple breaks, minor damage to horizontal stabilizer, wing dowel mount area in fuse separated, the light ply separated in several areas caused by pancake impact and some cosmetic damage to belly pan framing, also pull pull cables snapped on impact and the servo mounting plate support on one side pulled the light ply fuse side apart. Wing damage: wheels punctured sheeting under wing and damaged covering, some belly pan damage, minor damage to fuse mounting area. The problem with light ply is it tends to come apart on impacts and especially Great Planes light ply as it tends to crumble when even touching it.

Im going to make some bracing and repair the fuse as best I can, but it was a bad, weak design to begin with, so I will do the best I can to get it airworthy again. The wing should be pretty straight forward for repairs.
Dec 15, 2019, 02:15 PM
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Lots of epoxy and fiberglass or carbon and she will be back and stronger than ever.
Dec 15, 2019, 10:24 PM
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Hmm, didn't think about using carbon or glass cloth for some repairs on the ply, might be a good idea.
Dec 16, 2019, 06:58 PM
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Glad to help.


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