Originally Posted by MrGoodwreck
I sure would like to see how this turned out for you StZ,..
When I was a little kid, I didn't have the money for new R/C planes. I fixed a lot of other peoples crashed trainers found in the trash from the local flying field. Your broken bird looks like something I would have drooled over when I was 12
It has been a long time since this thread was active and since then I have given a try and fixed the trainer.
It was not easy but it came out OK at the end. I did make some modifications in order to improve its performance. I had the dihedral decreased considerably to about 1/3 of the original (if I remember correctly). I also decreased, to almost zero, the firewall offset since the model had the tendency to go all over the place when taking off. I had the engine installed upside down so as to reduce the oil residue on the plane from the glow and to improve its looks with the nice cover. Finally, I had the landing gear fixed and bolted to a stronger point in the plane just under the windshield and made it a tail dragger.
Not to mention that I had a complete recovering done with new monokote and nicer, for me anyway, color scheme.
I hope at some point to find time and post photos of the rebuilding process.