Category Archives: Repairs

Well that could have been packed better. :(

I received my first speed build kit from Flite Test today and I was pretty disappointed. All the bubble wrap was laid in the bottom of the box, then the kit was placed on top of that. While their wasn’t … Continue reading

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Dynam Gee Bee Sportster – rebuild

I crashed my Dynam Gee Bee hard last year. I decided to buy a new fuselage, rather than try and piece together all the bits of the original. The cowling was also badly crushed and no amount of steam seemed … Continue reading

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S.E.5a crash and (hopefully) repair

Important note if you are attempting this repair. The front and rear cabane pins extend from the wing at two different angles, are two different sizes, and have holes drilled at two different locations. Make sure you know which pin … Continue reading

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Re-building the P-51

The time has come to overhaul my Tower Hobbies P-51. Per recommendations from Jesse at Headsup, I’ll be installing an Emax GT2815/05 1500kv motor and HURC 60 Amp ESC. They’ll be driving an APC 8x8E propeller with power from a 2700mAh … Continue reading

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Thank you, Gorilla Glue!

After stalling my Parkzone SE5a and crashing into the ground, breaking both wings, it was Gorilla Glue to the rescue!

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Replacing a broken flap switch on my DX7.

Quite some time ago, the FLAP switch on my DX7 transmitter just broke off. Horizon Hobby was willing to fix it – if I sent it in – but I was unwilling to live without my Tx for several weeks. … Continue reading

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Gripon battery mod

I’ve hardly ever flown my JAS-39 Gripon EDF. In large part that’s because it only holds a relatively small (800mAh) battery and is still so nose-heavy that requires a full ounce of lead on the tail just to fly. I … Continue reading

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Well, that was silly. Re-doing my movable pilot.

I discovered a few cracks starting in my old Tiger Moth and, as long as I had the wing off for repairs, I decided to take the opportunity to tweak my recent movable pilot mod. I realized after my first … Continue reading

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Catastrophic de-lam! The Nutball’s out of action.

I took my wife’s Nutball out for a flight this week, only to discover that something’s gone horribly wrong. The Dollar Tree foam board it’s made from has delaminated; the paper has completely detached from the foam. At first, I … Continue reading

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SE5a – minor repairs

I had a bit of a rough landing the other day and did some minor damage to the wingtips. Nothing that some foam-safe CA glue and Tamiya XF-65 paint (a very good match for the SE5’s dark green upper surfaces) … Continue reading

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Yet another attempt at getting the Sopwith Triplane to fly

Following failure after failure, my scratch-built Sopwith Triplane has been gathering dust for quite some time. I’ve decided to give it another go. The plane seems really tail heavy, so I’m drastically shifting the weight. I’ve rebuilt the motor mount … Continue reading

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