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Re: Repairs

Postby Draylon Fogg » March 31st, 2010, 3:20 pm

Count yourself lucky Littleboy....:) nice username
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Re: Repairs

Postby NJman-77 » April 4th, 2010, 6:23 pm

does any one use streach tite {saran wrap} ,,,if not then what
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Re: Repairs

Postby NJman-77 » April 4th, 2010, 6:25 pm

At States last year, in the very humid gym my wing posts weakened and broke when I tried to attach it to my plane. I don't entirely remember it, but I believe my CA wouldn't cure, and, flying on broken posts, I got I believe a 76 second flight out of a 120 second plane. Considering first place was 130 seconds, this was a huge disappointment. Does anyone know what could have helped?
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Re: Repairs

Postby blue cobra » April 4th, 2010, 6:38 pm

does any one use streach tite {saran wrap} ,,,if not then what
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Read this pdf.

See the Covering Thread.

But basically, no one uses saran wrap. It's a terrible covering that is entirely inappropriate for this event. Way too heavy. The "best" covering is probably 0.9um mylar. It's super light, but still workable for students. It can be purchased at this [hardurl]https://www.a2zcorp.us/store/SearchDisp ... 0968891330}[/hardurl]

Another covering that is even easier to work with and still appropriately light are shopping/produce bags. Look for the flimsiest, lightest ones.

And seriously, read this pdf.
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Re: Repairs

Postby NJman-77 » April 5th, 2010, 4:02 pm

thanks

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Re: Repairs

Postby Draylon Fogg » April 7th, 2010, 7:19 am

but a setback with the mylar is if it rips, unless you have a backup wing, your done. if you use Japanese tissue, it is just a little heavyer but it can be patched very easily.
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Re: Repairs

Postby YadoMestor » April 7th, 2010, 8:29 am

Depending on the size of the rip, it is actually possible to repair it.

If it's about the size of a coin or so, its actually really easy to fix. Using saliva, water, or a diluted glue solution, just "paint" over the edges of the rip, and cut out a piece of mylar that'll fit the rip. Then, just lay the mylar over the hole and let it dry. For permanent fixes, diluted glue works the best. But if you are at a competition, I've heard that saliva will do fine temporarily.

If no spare mylar is present, I have used a small patch of japanese tissue paper to cover the rip.

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Re: Repairs

Postby Draylon Fogg » April 7th, 2010, 3:05 pm

but if your flying during your eight minutes . And it rips your in trouble and wont be able to fix it in time, like James Patterson said "Always expect the unexpected".
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Re: Repairs

Postby jander14indoor » April 7th, 2010, 5:19 pm

Thus the point of bringing two GOOD planes. And spare parts. And repair kit. And practicing lots.

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Re: Repairs

Postby Draylon Fogg » April 9th, 2010, 8:55 pm

That's what I mean in the "expect the unexpected" part.
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