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Old 01-18-2006, 06:44 PM
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Default RE: I need help on repairing my carden cap

I had the same thing happen to my 30% Cap. The fix is going to sound ugly but it works great and really isnt that hard to do. What I did was I cut the stab off the airplane. I used a new zona saw with the back pulled off of it, and without the handle I was able to cut the stab off just behind the turtledeck and then under the saddle where it lays flat on the top of the fuselage. I then pulled the bottom covering off and added a basswood spar across the stab. About 1/2 to 3/4 of the way out on each half. It worked real well. With that one piece basswood spar going across the stab you wont ever have to worry about it breaking again. Put it all back together and touched up the covering you would have never known I fixed it. I know it sounds ugly pulling the stab off but it works great. Just dont try and fix anything to get a perfect glue joint back on the saddle. Just glue it right back the way you cut it off and the incidence should be right on again. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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