Crash & Rebuild Post your crash stories, pictures and if you want to document your rebuild you can do that here too!

Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Reply
Old 04-14-2009, 07:43 PM
  #1
StingRayZ09
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Hello gents can't you all have all the fun. Well what do you think? Can it be repaired? Will it fly again? Just started to put the peaces back together and needing to make parts I'll try to keep ya posted on the work..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Vt57065.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	66.1 KB
ID:	1180476   Click image for larger version

Name:	Dy78356.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	79.7 KB
ID:	1180477   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pn37371.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	1180478   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wr55941.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	56.8 KB
ID:	1180479  
StingRayZ09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 01:37 AM
  #2
rabraaten
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Regina, SK, CANADA
Posts: 142
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Why bother asking now???? Looks to me like you're almost finished...can it be repaired....bah.....lookin good StingRay
rabraaten is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 07:08 PM
  #3
basman
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brisbane Queensland , AUSTRALIA
Posts: 349
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Stingray looks like there's no shortage of planes to fly in the mean time
Repais look good keep us posted ...cheers
basman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 07:09 PM
  #4
basman
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brisbane Queensland , AUSTRALIA
Posts: 349
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Sorry lads ...repairs ............[img][/img]
basman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2009, 08:20 AM
  #5
F4U Corsair
 
F4U Corsair's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lawrenceburg, IN
Posts: 476
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

When you guys do a major repair like this, do you just glue the pieces back together or do you reinforce each area of damage a well? I'm just leary of gluing all the pieces back together, especially if they had glue on them in the first place. How do you guys do it? StikDude
F4U Corsair is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2009, 08:44 AM
  #6
basman
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brisbane Queensland , AUSTRALIA
Posts: 349
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Can't speak for the others, it depends whats broken what you are trying to repair. You can piece things back together and use them for patterns for new ones. Structual members like formers are better being replaced.
You are always concerned about extra weight, so its a fine balance between strengh and weight. You find a lot of ARF's are very light around the wing sadle, so I will double this up with say a 3mm ply.The added weight as to a snapped plane seems a good trade. Hope this helps........cheers
basman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2009, 08:48 AM
  #7
basman
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brisbane Queensland , AUSTRALIA
Posts: 349
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Some pics of new formers with doubled up sheeting to wing area
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Jh16419.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	69.0 KB
ID:	1181945   Click image for larger version

Name:	Hc93005.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	73.2 KB
ID:	1181946  
basman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2009, 08:05 PM
  #8
rabraaten
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Regina, SK, CANADA
Posts: 142
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

I've had a couple of doozys. I try to start from good, straight, sound material. For your project there, it appears that you have assembled the puzzle for the fuse pretty well up to a solid former. Start there and build new structure, then add sheeting over top. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7164146/tm.htm . Here you will see some examples of how I replaced broken pieces and also joined together big chunks, the wing centre section...
rabraaten is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 12:44 AM
  #9
basman
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brisbane Queensland , AUSTRALIA
Posts: 349
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

rabraaten thats awesome work is the arrow finished yet or ongoing? I have a classic trainer that is going to have the same treatment. I will be reading your tread and taking notes ..cheers
basman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 12:47 AM
  #10
rabraaten
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Regina, SK, CANADA
Posts: 142
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Its still at the stage of the last pictures. I have yet to build the turtle deck but perhaps I'll get to it a bit this weekend. Beginning of the weekend looks kinda crappy weather wise so maybe some building then fly on Monday again....
rabraaten is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 08:15 PM
  #11
StingRayZ09
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Ok The Plane is all done now. So here are the pics to show the stages. and I reinforce when rebuilding the nose and the air frame.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ge94999.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	68.8 KB
ID:	1187095   Click image for larger version

Name:	Fa84735.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	69.2 KB
ID:	1187096   Click image for larger version

Name:	Lq38901.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	51.0 KB
ID:	1187097  
StingRayZ09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 08:19 PM
  #12
StingRayZ09
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

After I builded the nose that night I started to cover the nose more Pics I was up late in the moring but it is worth it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Jh15863.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	57.3 KB
ID:	1187098   Click image for larger version

Name:	Cx74419.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	43.2 KB
ID:	1187099   Click image for larger version

Name:	Af90494.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	44.0 KB
ID:	1187100  
StingRayZ09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 08:29 PM
  #13
StingRayZ09
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Alright next stage, Now the Plane is coming togeter now have to make sure everything is going to line up and fit good.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Yw66668.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	59.1 KB
ID:	1187112   Click image for larger version

Name:	Av67621.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	89.1 KB
ID:	1187113   Click image for larger version

Name:	Mk25282.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	70.1 KB
ID:	1187114   Click image for larger version

Name:	Sn41642.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	62.8 KB
ID:	1187115   Click image for larger version

Name:	Sx61180.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	52.8 KB
ID:	1187116  
StingRayZ09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 08:40 PM
  #14
StingRayZ09
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Ok now the airframe is done. The hard task, how to cover? I read on the forms that some used Masken tape so I went the route and alot of it tooooooo,
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ax73040.jpg
Views:	3
Size:	82.8 KB
ID:	1187122   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ql32901.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	58.7 KB
ID:	1187123   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ca82152.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	55.2 KB
ID:	1187124   Click image for larger version

Name:	Zu64447.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	56.3 KB
ID:	1187125  
StingRayZ09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 08:51 PM
  #15
StingRayZ09
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Alright the moment you all been waiting for, Here are the final Pics, The Grauper Havard Texen AT-6 Ready too Fly...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Hf10339.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	106.7 KB
ID:	1187129   Click image for larger version

Name:	Cx76236.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	92.5 KB
ID:	1187130   Click image for larger version

Name:	Db83847.jpg
Views:	3
Size:	89.5 KB
ID:	1187131   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bw73368.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	74.2 KB
ID:	1187132   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ge96169.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	126.8 KB
ID:	1187133   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wr56030.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	55.3 KB
ID:	1187134   Click image for larger version

Name:	Wu61796.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	57.6 KB
ID:	1187135  
StingRayZ09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 09:50 PM
  #16
rsands2801
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: banbridgenorthern ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 154
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

nice repair...i wouldn't have the patience for that [:@] wish i could do it though
rsands2801 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 12:26 AM
  #17
StingRayZ09
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Hello just wanted to give a update. After all the work done, the Havard flys once more. It saw the blue skys.
StingRayZ09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 12:44 PM
  #18
aerowoof
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: pembroke, NH
Posts: 2,891
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

congratulations
aerowoof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2009, 05:35 AM
  #19
Murdoc
 
Murdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: south, NORWAY
Posts: 615
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Thats awesome! Really nice an clean repair!

I have a harvard too, or a at-6 texan I`m not sure. But do you think it is repairable? It sure will be alot of work hehe
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Gb89845.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	44.9 KB
ID:	1206912   Click image for larger version

Name:	Qw56846.jpg
Views:	5
Size:	33.0 KB
ID:	1206913   Click image for larger version

Name:	Qk22477.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	28.0 KB
ID:	1206914   Click image for larger version

Name:	Rp43664.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	34.0 KB
ID:	1206915  
Murdoc is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 10:15 PM
  #20
StingRayZ09
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 37
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.



Murdoc sorry to see a good plane damaged, Sorry it took me too long to reply, but working on another plane repair. A club member flew his bird right in the Mountan. It is worst shape than your At-6, and yes it is worth repairing,  I like fixing them better than new and stronger,, Happy building.

StingRayZ09 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 05:20 PM
  #21
Gooseman240
 
Gooseman240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Athabasca, AB, CANADA
Posts: 300
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

The british commenwealth considered them the Harvard, thus in Canada this was our WWII trainer. In the states it is the A6-Texan.

That is the difference, and a few external and internal differeances, like comparing a ford focus LS against a ford focus LST in my humble opionion. I will be corrected as we do have members that know more about these birds than I do.


Gooseman240 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 10:43 PM
  #22
chevypower1930
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,006
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Harvard Dead Stick. Now Repair time.

Repair looks awesome.. would never tell it was crashed
chevypower1930 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:02 PM.