Yes, I forgot a ruler!Hm, never needed Acetone myself for emergency repairs, not saying it can't happen, but haven't needed it.
I don't use tape for repairs, some do. Too heavy.
Need an appropriate glue for the mylar patch, thinned spray glue in a bottle works. A small brush to apply. In a pinch saliva works, brush is still handy.
Insta-set is real handy to set the CA NOW during a contest. Speeds the repair.
Micro-precision superglue applicator so you can use SMALL amounts of CA for the repair. Two reasons, keep the weight down (ALWAYS important) and keep the mess down. A full drop of CA can run everywhere gluing the plane to everything, including you.
Ruler to check measurements.
So, your wing is too wide, huh? This was discussed before on one of the topics, not sure it was repairs. My son had the same problem, just a hair too wide. If you have an extra rib, you can glue it inside the end rib, preferably on the right side of the wing. Also you'd want to put a little glue stick on the top of the rib to get the mylar to stick to it. Carefully cut the original rib off once the new one sets up fully. If you have end plates, you will have to cut the original outside rib off the end plate, then glue the end plate to the new end rib. It seems to fly as well or better than ever. Maybe just circles a bit tighter, but not much. A little more involved than sanding, but less risky. Good luckI just measured my wing, and it looks like it might be, like, half a millimeter out of specs (these things are so hard to measure). But I'm really positive I built to specs- building is certainly my strong point. But regardless now I'm out, this is my only plane, and States is this Saturday. What can I do?
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