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Old 05-22-2009, 12:18 PM
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Default Tower Trainer MK II arf RIP

One year old,
Less than 2 hours of flying.
No damage history.

Last night while flying cubscouts on the buddy box, with an assistant helping the kids fly the plane.
The main spare failed, folded the wings. 26 of 30 kids got to fly...

A make up date will be scheduled soon as I get a new plane.
It is on sale now at Tower....
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:18 PM
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Default RE: Tower Trainer MK II arf RIP

Why not just repair that one? Looks like an easy fix.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:16 AM
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That seems like a fun rebuild project! It should definatley not be impossible to fix it, so why not try?

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Old 05-25-2009, 01:52 PM
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Default RE: Tower Trainer MK II arf RIP

Wow, it looks like someone sawed that joiner in half, not even a jagged line! Man that stinks, but at least they are cheap, almost makes rebuilding not cost effective, maybe just redo the wings so you have a spare set.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:07 PM
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Default RE: Tower Trainer MK II arf RIP

Maybe a strip of reinforcing tape to counteract whatever the new pilots put to it?
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:52 PM
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Default RE: Tower Trainer MK II arf RIP

Before I could even take my plane up I had to fiberglass the wings together, this make it harder to get the wings transported, but a heck of a lot stronger. i see it as a fair trade.


You can see the silvercover where i did this.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:19 PM
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Default RE: Tower Trainer MK II arf RIP

My dad had the same thing happen to his tower trainer. Easy fix. His flew and crashed two more times before it was layed to rest.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:48 PM
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Default RE: Tower Trainer MK II arf RIP

I learned on a Tower 40 Trainer when I was in Japan and was able to repair ALL the damage that I caused to it learning without a Buddy Box and without an instructor. 

Your wing is a fixable issue. Give it a shot. 

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Old 05-29-2009, 04:53 PM
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Dude, SO FIXABLE. I've done worse. But, if you don't want it, I'll take it and fix it
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:14 PM
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Yeah, no problem fixing that one, but as mentioned it may be cheaper to just buy a new one.  At least you have alot of spare parts in that plane
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