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Nov 12, 2020, 12:20 AM
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Doofus Driven Repair


I smacked my GP Zero in while trying to get slower on my landing approach. I was so mentally tied up on my touch and goes that I didnít notice the wind had shifted into my face. Not the the infamous downwind turn, just a plain straightforward stall - into the ground. I broke the cowl loose and shatters the lite ply electric motor mount. Now, Iím putting it back together.

Even though it crashed on a textile runway, some pieces were missing. I decided to cover all four sides with 1/32nd plywood.

The cowl mount ring may not be repairable. I might have to go to a more standard approach.
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Nov 12, 2020, 07:45 AM
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First, i am a new member to this site and in time will get use to this forum, I am building a Balsa usa 1/3 scale Newport 28 , I am also wondering which covering to use Ie Planetex or Stits . anyone who has experience with ither i would like some input

Thank you
Nov 16, 2020, 08:21 PM
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I would suggest Sig Koverall.
It is as strong as Stits and a lot easier to work with.
It can be bought in a wide range of sizes.
And the best part is that it shrinks with semi low heat very uniformly.
Nov 17, 2020, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by allang46
I would suggest Sig Koverall.
It is as strong as Stits and a lot easier to work with.
It can be bought in a wide range of sizes.
And the best part is that it shrinks with semi low heat very uniformly.

Thanks for the info, i will check it out
Al.


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