Topics in Category: Crash Re-builds & Repairs

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Topic started 22 Jul 2016 07:35 by Andy Sephton
I spent yesterday servicing models for the coming Old Warden ModelFly Scale Weekend. Some are scale, some aren't, but there was about a dozen of them! Here's a selection: - Tissue repairs on a very old KK Competitor, the fade rate of the original tissue is quite amazing! [attachment] - Fin and...
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Last Post by Andy Sephton 06 Sep 2016 14:44
I've reported most of the repairs carried out after last Sunday's very windy Flying Aces Meeting at Peterborough. All that remains is my Veron Tiger Moth. I was hoping for another first place in the Masefield competition, an event the model won at Old Warden earlier this year, but it was not to be....
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Topic started 12 Nov 2014 19:08 by Tony B
this is what Garry did to his pulse. [image] here is the first pics now that i have it . [image] first job will be to...
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Last Post by The Beard 11 Dec 2014 09:33
the pulse is a fantastic model flies itself unless the pilot gets invoved
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Topic started 17 Nov 2014 23:39 by Fly-Navy
Friend of mine saved this from a widow who was going to put it next to Guy Fawkes :( He then doubted whether he would get round to doing it so beer vouchers were exchanged and now it's mine. Hopefully I can do it justice and get it close to the original builders finished article, who is by the way...
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Last Post by Fly-Navy 20 Nov 2014 23:20
Thanks for all the offers of help Alan, appreciated. I have both the guns the only thing I have to make in that dept is the quadrant for the lewis gun. Hope holiday is improving mate
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Topic started 08 Sep 2014 18:39 by THE BLACKBIRD
This is the remains of my new OS 110 PUMPED after hitting the ground when the battery in the Spot On expired after four and a half flights :sick: :sick: :sick: [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] I think the crank shaft, piston and...
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Last Post by THE BLACKBIRD 09 Sep 2014 08:59
Dont think its worth repairing, it needs at least 27 new parts :sick: :sick: so i expect it would cost nearly as much as a new engine, Thing is i was so chuffed with it and the fact i only paid 200 euros instead of 350 and i knew the engine from new as i had to fit it for the owner and he only...
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Topic started 08 Jul 2013 16:18 by Dean M
The model I picked up frm eBay needs a bit of a repair to the wing tip, it looks like the wing tip has smacked the ground. The veneer has lifted slightly, this I have already cut away, the foam core has a slight ridge/crease running from leading edge to tailing edge. It doesn't look to difficult or...
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Last Post by Eric 17 Jul 2013 13:25
You have it backwards, Dean. The veneer is the strength, along with the leading and trailing edges, and any dihedral/joiner braces. All the foam does is hold it in shape! The 'bouncy' polyurethane foam wings are a different matter. In those, the foam is the strength, which is why they can be...
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Topic started 09 Jul 2013 23:48 by Harry Cobeen
My third attempt. (500 error) will add text if this works.. Photos attached not appearing. Will try again tomorrow.
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Last Post by Eric 10 Jul 2013 19:39
I have commented previously that I have to upload one pic, and 'insert' it, before I start the next, and limit to three pics. If I then 'send' it, then 'edit' I can add three more, and so on. As Sarah said, copy your text before you 'send' it, then if it goes toes-up, you haven;t lost all the work.
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Topic started 28 May 2013 21:33 by THE BLACKBIRD
Got started on the Fliton Inspire F3A rebuild [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment]
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Last Post by Eric 04 Jul 2013 18:13
Can you not get a replacement direct from the manufacturer? There should be a code number in the paperwork.
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Topic started 07 Feb 2013 20:12 by Grumpy42
Ok - I'm a nut case - but you already knew that - I love to try to rebuild crashed models that every one else has given up on. This particular model is one I've always had a thing about - and it's a pure model aircraft - a classic - AND a glider - no grotty IC - no buzzy hair dryers. A Bird of...
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Last Post by Grumpy42 09 Mar 2013 20:15
Oh! I love it - I really love it when the Dark Wizard has to say something complimentary about a Nitro Knight - I can hear him sobing into his Mills and Boone all the way down here in Australia. The poor fella has gone and tucked himself into his cupboard with half a dozen Lipos to recooperate....
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Topic started 22 Oct 2012 22:01 by THE BLACKBIRD
Thought i would have a week of rebuilding and repairing, i seem to have a few that need some TLC So i will start with the last crashed one the Magic fun fly it went in after the gear faild the wing was totaled got enough peices to put a rib back together for a patern I cut new ribs and built a wing...
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Last Post by The Beard 29 Oct 2012 00:04
That should to teach him Garry.
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Topic started 23 Jul 2012 12:51 by Grumpy42
This has been sitting around at the back of the hanger for months since it tried to play submarines. So I finally shamed myself into digging it out and getting it flying again. Lincoln 61 2 stroke - Yep it's a proper engine - 4 channels and it takes of with out porpoising which means I got the float...
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Last Post by The Beard 08 Oct 2012 15:29
Its a good looking model isnt it,bet it looks good in the air and on the water.
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Topic started 03 Jan 2012 10:01 by Grumpy42
I tried to load this before but some how it would accept the photos. Guess I buggered it up so this time I'll try a couple of posts to get it all in. I first found this model hanging from the roof of the local Hobby Shop. Made an offer and brought it home - fitted and old 61 2 stroke I had and it...
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Last Post by Tony B 23 Jul 2012 12:58
about time you did something :P looks ok though. :cheer:
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Topic started 03 Jun 2012 16:55 by AndyThirtover
This Panic has had more crashes than all my other models put together --- all in noble combat I might add. So here it is again ready for testing: [attachment:1]C:\fakepath\Panic.JPG[/attachment]
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Last Post by AndyThirtover 04 Jun 2012 14:57
Chaps I generally set the Panic's up with a 1800W Hyperion motor propped for 1150W static, which gives about 3.2Kg thrust. I've been running 3000mAh 25C 6S batteries which under normal flying gives up to 12 mins. Under 'combat' conditions I'm lucky to get 7 mins, and a show slot is 8 mins. It...
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Topic started 21 Nov 2011 00:34 by cherry629
[attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] Hey Guy's Look at the Fixxer Upper I bought,It's a 60 size Fokker DR-1 Triplane,needs a little repair,just buoght it I havet seen the plane just pics,Thanks Les
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Topic started 10 Nov 2011 04:43 by cherry629
[attachment] [attachment] [attachment] Hi Guy's this will b a popular forum,Ok heres one my buddy had a flame out on take off n caught a wing tip,n cartwheeld it in 2,It's a Vintage long out of production Kit from AAMCO,A Aeromaster Too,I will put this baby back together,Reallt not as bad as it looks,This...
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Last Post by cherry629 15 Nov 2011 05:35
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