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    BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    I crashed my lovely BVM Kingcat on the middle of the runway during the final touch down right before approx. 6-7 feet from the ground due to heavy Crosswind at Apollo field.

    This Kingcat had only about little over 50 flights on it. Too bad.

    Even after crash it is possible to rebuild. This kingcat will be a long repair or not, but not because of difficulty, more because of waiting time each process of sanding and ....etc... Rebuilding isn't hard, but it can take some time. I hopefully this will help some of those who are unsure of what to do and need a little help to figure it out.


    The fuselage damaged and the one of the wing tip is a totally mess but otherthan that it looks good. I feel so lucky.








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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    Nikki Ko,

    Nice job, looks as good as new, the colour (english spelling) match looks good too.

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    well done amigo!!![sm=thumbup.gif]
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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    Looks good. After a bounce that bad be very sure to check your booms. They may look fine but may have suffered delamination. Squeeze them from the spars back and see if they feel "squishy". If they do you should get inside them and glass the inside. Are those the paints that BVM sells for a match? Scott
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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

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    Well done, it is now better and stronger than when new!

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    Thank you. Thank you All.

    Yes ....the boom looks fine but i will double check...

    Have a nice weekend guys.

    Thank you

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    Hi Nikki,

    Great job on the glassing repair and paint job. What paints did you use?

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    A job well done. your Kingcat looks good as new.
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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired


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    Hi Nikki,

    Great job on the glassing repair and paint job.* What paints did you use?

    Tim
    I bought the paint from BVM. They sell $10 per every 2oz and they do not hvae big bottle. Too bad

    Thank you

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    ORIGINAL: GSR

    Looks good. After a bounce that bad be very sure to check your booms. They may look fine but may have suffered delamination. Squeeze them from the spars back and see if they feel ''squishy''. If they do you should get inside them and glass the inside. Are those the paints that BVM sells for a match? Scott

    Yes. The paint that i got from BVM it is close enough to match on mine.

    I guess BVM has all the matching Paint color for every BVM models.

    They sell $10 per every 2oz

    Thank you

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    It's amazing.
    Very good Job.

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired


    ORIGINAL: YoungMoon

    It's amazing.
    Very good Job.

    Thanks Young Moon as always

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    Nice job Nikki!

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    Nice job, goods good, how much time do you figure you sent on the repair.
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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired


    ORIGINAL: rcpete347

    Nice job, goods good, how much time do you figure you sent on the repair.
    Rcpete
    Thanks

    It took me about 8 days start to finish.


    Nikki Ko


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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    Nikki Ko, That is a very nice repair job you did on your KingCat. Now back to some good flying...
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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    I give some suggestion about sell junk car.....

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    Outstanding!!!! This is how you defeat mr. UPS!!!! Ha.
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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    That repair is marvelous........ Nice job Nikki

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    RE: BVM Kingcat Crashed & fiberglass repaired

    great job !!!!!!!!!!


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