Not minor, meaning the damage was bad ? was it packed poorly or the shipper ?
Hope you can fix it with not tto much effort.
The damage is bad enough that it also has internal damage on the wood support along the inside of the fuse. There are a total of 5 cracks on this side of the plane and the wing saddle one is the worst. There was no external box damage so probably damaged when packed into the box
Can I fix it? Well, depends on your level of visual acceptance. Sure i could patch it from the inside, but the cracks themselves would still be visible on the outside, especially with some of the paint chipped off.
I have contacted Nitroplanes about it and they requested pictures. So I took some and emailed them to the email address they provided on the phone. I also posted on the nitroplanes support forums under the ARF or RTF sub forum. I have not gotten a response back yet.
I am debating on whether to buy another plane all together from the other distributor ( Ak-models) just so I can get the plane ready for WOTR in late Sept. The manual makes it look like it should be a somewhat easy build, just kinda complex in a few areas(the split oil coolers flap/spoileron). If I did this, I could make the damaged fuse into a glow plane and basically repaint it into another scheme and just simply not detail it as much. I like this idea some, but not too kean on having to purchase another $299 plane just to get ONE ready for warbirds over the rockies. I dunno how fast nitroplanes will(if) service this issue.
I dont exactly have a glow motor lying around to use either. That would entail yet another expense unless I used the saito 125 from the german spitfire I have. This plane also needs to be at WOTR...so if I did that, Id have to get another motor for it or convert the Spit to electric. I have a speed control I can use if I did this, and would only need like a Power 90 or 110 to accomplish this. However, thats half the cost of a glow motor already so again Id have to order a motor from hobbycity to make this work as well(about 2 weeks to get it and would cost about $80 with shipping).
Not sure what to do at the moment.