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Jan 21, 2005, 03:51 PM

How do I take off the tail boom? cut it off?

how do i get my tail boom off to put a new one on.
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Jan 21, 2005, 03:53 PM
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You may want to include some vital information -- like what helicopter?
Jan 21, 2005, 03:57 PM
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assuming you have something similar to a Piccolo...

You shouldn't use CA to glue in the tailboom in the first place. You want to put a thin layer of CA on the boom and build it up to make it a force-fit into the frame.

If you CAed it, then you want to use some acetone to loosen the CA then remove it. If you break it, you will need to use a sharp knife and a drill bit (twist by hand) to remove the pieces.

Jan 21, 2005, 03:58 PM
yeah....its my brother's colco thunderbird. the tail boom came glued in.

This bird isn't as bad as people say...... It flys very well for its price.

The reason i am replacing the tail because i tried to install a ducted fan.....the ducted fan tail mod didnt work was too wimpy to hold the tail steady.....If i were you i would not do this mod...not worth it......I am now putting all new stock tail stuff back on it.
Last edited by haddorh; Jan 21, 2005 at 04:01 PM.
Jan 21, 2005, 04:41 PM
Honey,just one more thing
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many posts like this . cut it off and drill it out.bud

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