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Old 02-01-2007, 10:49 PM
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Default Strange repair materials used

I have over many years patched planes with some strange repair material. Usually to just get a few more flights before the trash can repository. I remember using scotch tape, chewing gum,bumper stickers,string and of course duct tape. Always kept safety in mind and most repairs worked great. Have you got a strange repair story to tell?
Old 02-01-2007, 10:53 PM
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Toilet paper and epoxy to splice a fuse back together.
Old 02-01-2007, 11:03 PM
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Wow i must remember to always take some of each to the field.
Old 02-12-2007, 01:35 PM
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I needed a small strip of wood for reinforcement once so I used popsicle sticks. Best tasting repair I ever did.
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Default RE: Strange repair materials used

Here's one of the best repair materials I have found...

Used Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets.

Ask your wife to save a few for you after they have been used. You can easily cut them into any shape you need, then lay them in place with a little CA or Epoxy and they are damn-near indestructable (Ever try to tear one in half?)
Old 02-12-2007, 02:33 PM
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Coffee filter (unused) and epoxy to fix a holed fuselage. Used drier sheets work good, too.

Styrofoam meat tray and Zagi tape (colored packing tape) to fix a gouged foam wing core.

Popsicle stick and epoxy to reenforce a broken fuselage frame.

Chopsticks I only use in new construction.
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Here is a good one.... some orange tape... and the emission sticker from under the hood of a car. There is a picture of it on my club's website.

[link=http://www.fremontflyers.com/index.cfm?objectid=BB2203EF-8C7A-C712-6E2F0FC348FEA45A]Mike's Repair[/link]
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Man, and I thought it was odd to epoxy quarters into a plane to balance it... Obviously, I'm a piker....
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A pair of your wife's old panty hose is a good substitute for fiberglass if you don't have any glass cloth around.
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Oh, the things I am thinking.

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