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Old 03-01-2009, 02:01 PM
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I have a fliton extra 330, that is supposed to be a great flying plane. Well, I only flew it a couple times before the engine box broke off the firewall. I had already reinforced it with tristock and epoxy.

It backfired, rolled back and the prop hit the ground and must have broke it free of the firewall. Is this normal! ??? It barely moved. Just made a pop noise and chipped off 1/2" of prop

Anyway - here's some images of what's happened ... the tabs broke off the inside of the firewall (at the bottom) and the bottom of the engine box is broken free of the firewall. The top of the firewall has flex in it like the wood is soft now??

Thanks for any help
Tim
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:39 PM
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Gotta love "liteply", the crap is so weak, you'd be better off using stale bread to hold it together.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:44 PM
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The "Backfire".....sounds like you're running a 4 stroker. If so, you probably have the setting too lean.

Running it richer will solve that problem, but the weak motor box.....sorry, you're on your own with that one. Sorry[]
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:25 PM
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that is a weak area of the plane since its really designed around a electric engine. I have that same plane and did the tri stock deal to
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:26 PM
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Is this fixable??
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:03 AM
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[X(][X(][X(]Yes it's repairable. I'd use Loctite Hysol 9462 Epoxy. Have about 3 Hours of Work Time and it Fully cured after 24 Hour that can even Drill & Tap it. No heavier other Epoxies But Allot Stronger[:@][:@][:@]. What all RC Jets are Built with. [&:][&:][&:] You can Beef Box Up with Thin Model Airplane Ply Wood. Probable 1/8th inch put on Hysol and Few Servo Screws Hold in Place while it cures. Want Beef it Up because of 4 Stoker's Torque and vibration. Doesn't take as much as 30 minute epoxy. [:-][:-][:-]Talk John Dunlap at Troybuilt Models down in Florida. He turned Me on Hysol use in My Gassers to Beef Motor Boxs and Other Areas in Fuselage. Allot Planes are litely built and need some modifications for 4 Stroke or Gas Engines. Here's 2 we just did this too. CMP Models with 40cc and 50cc Gas Engines. Threw out Cheap Hardware and got all Good stuff from John at Troybuilt Talk John and check out Power HD Servos. I Love Digital 224 oz torque in 9150 servos for $33.80 a pop. Your Fliton's a easy repair and I have one with Tower 61 Engine on mine. richgrow
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