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Old 03-11-2003, 12:40 PM
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Good Morning Guys, I have a problem I need alittle help with. I have a magic 300 extra I'm almost done with. I noticed that one of the alerons is bowed up about 3/8 to 1/2 inch next to the fuse. Will this make a difference in it's performance? How would I correct this warp. It is an ARF. I heard someone say something about using a heat gun to straighten out a wing. If this would work, how would you determine where to heat it so that it would fix it and not make it worse? Any and all comments would be appreciated. Al from Martin, Tn,
Old 03-11-2003, 03:31 PM
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Do you mean that the Aileron is attached, and the TE is raised on the inboard side, or is it not attached yet and the whole thing is bowed?
Old 03-11-2003, 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by awnichy
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I had that problem on a different plane.
If it's covered you need to remove the cover.Soak it in hot water then place a weight on it and leave it until it dries.
I built many canoes and kayaks and have used steam and hot water to straighten out pieces of wood much larger then what you have there.
If you already have it hinged in place it can still be done but a bit more work is involved.
It can be done
Old 03-11-2003, 05:24 PM
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I would try shrinking the covering on the convex side of the surface and then see if the hinges will keep it straight. If that doesn't work, then you might try more drastic measure up to building a new aileron if necessary.
Old 03-11-2003, 07:11 PM
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Originally posted by CafeenMan
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I tried that on the elevator on one of my planes and it did nothing.
I just removed the whole stab,took off the covering and wet it in hot water.
I placed it on a 2X4 and put a 7 amp battery on it for weight.
Came out perfect
Old 03-11-2003, 09:14 PM
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If it is new, why don't you call the place you got it or the manufacurer and have them replace the part?

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