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Old 01-19-2004, 10:51 AM
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On my last encounter with terra firma the wing on the asp3td split on one side. The split is 2 flutes forward of the center music wire. I put in some bamboo skewers, packing tape below and ca in the joint. In your experience do you think this will be safe? It seems to hold well.
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:23 AM
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For a little extra safety, you mihgt want to try using a couple of small zip ties just to hold everything together. There is the possibility that fuel could get the the packing tape or the skewer might split. The zip ties would help hold everything together and weight isn't even noticable.

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thanks , Ill try that.
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Default RE: Coro repair

When I built my debonair I had so much coro left over (from a 4x8 sheet) that I built an extra wing and cut out 2 extra hor. and vert stabs. I won't even bother to fix it. I just carry my extra parts to the field with me just in case. Thats what I like about SPADS, after a crash I can be back up and flying in about 10 minuets.
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zip ties worked for my DSP on the wing split after knocking down trees--
Old 01-20-2004, 12:51 PM
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I usually use scraps of 2mm for this purpose. Just clean well, flash, and CA a patch with the flutes going the opposite direction from the damaged surface. I'm not sure where your tear is, so I don't know if this would be doable in your case.

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