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Old 11-06-2009, 12:39 PM
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Default 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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Old 11-06-2009, 12:45 PM
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Nice job, looks as good as new, the colour (english spelling) match looks good too.
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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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Well done, it is now better and stronger than when new!

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Thank you. Thank you All.

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

Have a nice weekend guys.

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Hi Nikki,

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

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A job well done. your Kingcat looks good as new.
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Hi Nikki,

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

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

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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

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It's amazing.
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It's amazing.
Very good Job.

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

It took me about 8 days start to finish.


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Nikki Ko, That is a very nice repair job you did on your KingCat. Now back to some good flying...
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I give some suggestion about sell junk car.....
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Outstanding!!!! This is how you defeat mr. UPS!!!! Ha.
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That repair is marvelous........ Nice job Nikki
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