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Old 02-15-2012, 11:56 AM
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Hello.I brokenose of my plane two months ago.I want to repair my plane.Which material should I use for repair? balsa,styrofoam or plywood ?


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Old 02-15-2012, 12:34 PM
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I just finished a similar repair on an Alpha 450 trainer. You can use pretty much whatever the original material was. If you still have the original materials, just put them back into place and reinforce the area of the break with some scrap balsa and epoxy. You may have to add a little weight to the opposite side to make up for the weight you added on the side of the break. Double check the CG when you're done.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:43 PM
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Okey.I'll fix my plane with balsa
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:54 PM
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Search the forms for repairs to trainers, some very good SIMPLE instructions can be found leading you through.

Ply and balsa with 30 minute epoxy and some CA or PVA or similar should see you through.
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Thats a nasty looking crash, have you looked into just replaceing the fuse? It can be fixed, just a little time and patiants but I think I personally would just try to replace it. Either way good luck and keep on flying.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:17 AM
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It dosent look too bad too me, You will be able to repair it easily with some of your old pieces if you have them ,like the fire wall and some new pieces too double them up or in other words reinforce them and you should be okay...Check other joints on your plane too make sure they havent cracked loose because somtimes there is damage that is hidden. Recheck your CG before you try to fly it . Just use the same materials as was used originaly.. The Firewall should be 1/4 ply , it looks like there is some balsa in there on the sides but it might be lite ply , Its hard to tell from the pics..Maybe balsa on the bottom..Have fun
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D All of the above.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:38 PM
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Just be sure if there were right and down thrust built into the firewall in the orginal if there were any are duplicated in the repair.
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