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 thought the problem was only with the elevator, but it turns out to extend all the way to the nose of the plane.

No way to fix this; we’ll have to rebuild. My faith in Dollar Tree foam is more than a little shaken by this. :/

Elevator de-lam

The paper has come completely loose inside the elevator.

De-lam of the wing

The de-lamination continues into the fuselage/wing of the plane.


The wrinkles show the de-lamination process has reach nearly to the nose of the plane.

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