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Old 08-23-2005, 01:21 PM
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Default Foam Wing Repair - HELP!

Hi everyone,

Just "arrived" my WOT 4 ( Wot a great plane ), didn't set up my rates correctly..... and the carburettor coming loose mid flight didn't help either!?!?! [:@]

Anyway, it landed at 500mpg... through a tree which has, surprisingly enough, only damaged the wings!
After a crawl through two privet hedges with attitude, I got the plane back.... never found the carb!

The is an 1 inch hole right through the Port wing and the Starboard wing seems to have taken the rest of the kenotic energy out of the "landing", it's crushed in about 2 inches!


1. Recommendations for repair of the hole in the wing please?

2. Recommendations for the wing tip repair please?


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Martin - UK

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Old 08-23-2005, 11:10 PM
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Default RE: Foam Wing Repair - HELP!

Glue in a piece of similar foam and sand to the original contour. For minor repairs, Model Magic Filler or lightweight spackle works well.

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Old 08-24-2005, 01:32 PM
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hi try using expanding builders foam on the hole its great stuff just let it expand and sand it back flush job done all for £5 for a can of the stuff.
Old 08-24-2005, 01:59 PM
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Default RE: Foam Wing Repair - HELP!

Thanks for that.

Anyone any ideas how to rebuild the tip of a foam wing?
I've had to loose 2 inches of one wing as the foam and veneer were totally crushed.

Martin.
Old 08-24-2005, 02:18 PM
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For the tip, I'd cut it back to where the foam isn't crushed, glue on a piece of foam, tape paper over the adjacent part of the wing, and use that adjac3ent surface tas a guid while sanding the added foam down to the original airfoil cross-section. Then sand it down a little further to allow sheeting to be added and sheet it. The actual tip shape you may have to do by eye.

Otherwise, I use both of the methods already mentioned, so the only thing I have to add is that I like your boating site!


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Default RE: Foam Wing Repair - HELP!

i second what al said about the tip martin im sorry i missed that part lol!!its not a hard repair foam is much easier to repair than balsa i know!![&o][img][/img]hers a cpl of pics of my trainer after i crashed her!![img][/img]and heres after the rebuild!!i thought it was totalled and if you want theres a thread following how i repaired her on here called well crashed my trainer this morning!!let me know what you think and good luck with it!!.feel free to email me anytime if you need any help im quite good at repairs lol!!
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