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Old 08-29-2015, 04:33 AM
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Ok this would be my first big fix. Not sure if it can be done or how to exactly go about this. The motor box is still solid I can post more pictures. Trying to figure how to go about doing this? Thought maybe you guys could help me out.



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Old 08-29-2015, 04:45 AM
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Almost anything can be repaired. It depends how bad the damage is and what experience the person has doing repairs. If this is your first dive into any structural repair I believe this is a bit beyond your skill set.
Almost impossible to instruct you via the internet. I would recommend finding someone in your area who has done this before and is willing to sit with you and help you along the way.
Or just buy a replacement fuselage.
Good luck.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:15 AM
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It depends on your tenacity. Almost anything is fixable. Sometimes it just a mater of collecting all the pieces and jigsaw puzzling it back together. I worked with a team that had absolutely no rc building experience prior to building thier project. Elevator link failure on take off and resulting crash with 20 lbs of weight destroyed the aircraft but they didn't know putting it back together overnight was next to impossible but they did it. Watch the video to see how bad it was the crash sequence and following flight next day after putting it back together starts about 2:30 into the video.

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Old 08-29-2015, 05:56 AM
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That advice sounds great I am trying to get in touch with a known rebuild er at my club.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:45 PM
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Try fitting and taping the little parts together to use as a pattern for the real repair. Or you might try glassing on the inside and use the pieces.
Either way it's worth a try if only for the experience.
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:36 PM
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Yes I agree thanks guys
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So how did the repairs go?
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Got the wood but it's gonna be a winter project
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:34 PM
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rcworld 2000

From the pic's of the bird I think for the color and trim I have the same bird, that said when I broke mine I did not take out the whole fire wall, and found the biggest challange was fixing the cheep ply used and getting the rubberie glue they use on the ARF's

Just make sure all the damage is fixed I found joints loose aft of the wing saddle.

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good job I did this for 60 years and maney crashes I love to build . I am 85 years old
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sorry for got to post pics got her all fixed up other than red being a little darker never would know
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Originally Posted by rcworld2000 View Post
sorry for got to post pics got her all fixed up other than red being a little darker never would know
I like the new darker red better!
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Feels great when you do a nice job like that. Very good and think how much you've learned. Great job. As far as the color match sometimes its difficult to easily see the difference between for instance red, bright red and missile red. Sometimes the manufacturer calls out the color matches used for the covering in the instructions.

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Old 04-07-2016, 05:38 PM
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Or, I've even had the situation where I use the correct color but the batch is just a little different from the original. I think it looks just fine. Gives it character.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:19 PM
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ty im happy
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So any flight report on this rebuild? I'm sure we're all curious how she flew on the re-maiden flight.
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:07 AM
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You have done a fantastic job . Almost anything can be rebuilt ,after all you can build a complete plane if you have a set of plans . I would really like it if ARF's would come with a few diagrams of former shapes etc. . .
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i'm glad to see another good rebuild has been accomplished. with the declining trend of building in general, it's important to maintain the craft of building whether it be a repair or an original build and repairs are a good way to sharpen your skills. our hobby is dying because people aren't making the effort to construct or repair planes rather than go out a buy an ARF.
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Hi I'm Michael
Pick two stationary points close to each other cut your parts and glue and secure.The firewall will be next to your last and the strongest of all of them.If you need parts I can cut them for you as long as I have plans to go by.Ive been kit cutter for years and quite alot of experience with large scale projects.Its almost just as easy to build a new fuselage which I could cut you the parts for that and rebuild a new one ...Michaes
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:48 AM
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Good job buddy!! This now is something you can be proud of.
Excellent job the paint is close but I like the new color better.If or should you need anything feel free to ask even advise..Regards,Michaels
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