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Old 10-28-2008, 02:03 PM
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Default Extra 260 Crashed

I had my plane rashed couple of days ago, just wondering whether this plane can be repaired or not, the rest of the parts have no problem. Attachd is the picture
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:25 PM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

I vote repairable. Simply some stringers and s little light ply and monocoat. Keep her straight and she'll be as good as new.
Old 10-28-2008, 02:31 PM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

How about the strength ? would it be tough enough to take the stress such as harrier, etc ?
Old 10-28-2008, 02:32 PM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

Simple repair.
Most of these designs, extra, edge, etc, have a weak point just aft of the wing seat.
Once you strip the covering in that area you will see there is no real drama in joining it all back together and probably even adding a bit of strength during the process.
Old 10-28-2008, 04:59 PM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

I agree just try to maximize the area on your Glue joints by cutting angles on parts you glue together instead of just gluing the stringers square to each other.

A few trusses(angled blocks of wood glued in a corner) will work to strengthen that area behind the wing.

When looking at the parts before you glue them.... Think of the forces they might have on them when you fly with your style of kicking the sticks around.

I agree... It's repairable! Go for it and update this link with good pix of the come back kid in flight!!!!!
Old 10-28-2008, 06:08 PM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

I'm curious as to what happened? Did ya drag your tail a little or a bunch on landig? Or was it a flat spin, or stall?
Old 10-28-2008, 07:03 PM
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I was about to do harrier, when the plane just about to stall, before I give throttle input, there's wind came from the left push the plane towards a tree. I gave full throttle and pull full elevator as the tree very close, thats giving high force to the structure I guess. As I put throttle again, the plane start to twist to left and then right. I wondering was the frame crack earlier due to harrier land and etc. Will post another picture of the airframe
Old 10-28-2008, 09:37 PM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

Anything is repairable. Course. Pretty simple fix.
Old 10-29-2008, 12:04 AM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

Easily repairable. I tore the whole nose off my decathlon and it went back together almost as easy as it came apart. Use spare balsa strips or popsicle sticks to reinforce it and you'll be fine.
Old 10-29-2008, 02:26 AM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

This plane is mainly build by frame only, no wall, would it be ok ? When I lift up the front part with engine intact, its quite heavy.
Old 11-01-2008, 02:40 AM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

latest progress with the plane
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:31 PM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

She's looking GREAT!!! Keep it up!!!

I was told by an old flying buddy when I first started flying......

You can find a Plane that flies GREAT but crashes badly, or you can find a plane that crashes well but flies crummy.... But you will have a hard time finding both!!

Glad to hear and SEE that you are putting your bird back together!!! Keep slinging the sticks around and having fun!!!!
Old 11-05-2008, 01:08 AM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

thanks Huntster, repair work a bit slow since i'm working on my YAK54 50cc also. Rudder servo tray done, now filling the gap with filler and need to sand it before put on cover
Old 11-05-2008, 04:05 PM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

just finish to patch up and cover my rudder (top part broken), first picture was the original stock colour scheme
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:48 AM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

covering in progress, mostly done, just need to change back the cowling colour to match with the film colour
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:20 AM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

nice work .
Old 01-07-2009, 01:38 AM
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Default RE: Extra 260 Crashed

this picture taken somewhere end of november 2007 after repair work done
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