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jon nash16/11/2015 22:01:12
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hello I need a glue for carbon fibre for a parkzone micro night vapour landing gear . would epoxy or super glue be ok? cheers jon

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator16/11/2015 22:11:59
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Depends if the surface has a "key". It's very difficult to glue CF because generally the surface is very smooth and can't be easily "roughed up" without damaging the composite. If it is a rough fracture surface you may be able to effect a repair with a very small quantity of epoxy. But it may well be "suspect"!

BEB

Levanter16/11/2015 22:26:27
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Jon

Can you post a picture of the damage.

jon nash16/11/2015 22:29:19
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ok thank you for the quick answer BEB .cheers jon

MaxG17/11/2015 09:40:19
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Two thoughts here from experience.sad

If the leg has broken at the point where it enters the holder at the Fuselage end extract the stub piece left in the holder. Note that there is a retainer that you need to push in that is in a small recess in the holder. You then pull the old stub out using the little flange that is where the break is. Look at the exploded diagram on the parts in the hand book and then use a magnifying glass to look at the actual bit. All should then be clear.

Replace the leg with a fine wire new one pushed into where the retainer went. Glue if you wish I didn't.

Alternatively if the leg has broken part way down Get a short piece of wire or cf rod and bind it to the broken bit then bind that to the bit that is still attached to the model. When you have done that get the wheel turned into line and put a drop of cyano onto the thread binding and you should find that all is now OK.

HTH

Max

ken anderson.17/11/2015 10:09:08
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hello jon...cyno and a splint/wrap of either cloth or slightly over size carbon tube on the outside....or smaller dia in the inside...if you have access to the part---or order a new part?

ken anderson...ne...1.... splint dept.

Tomtom3917/11/2015 10:42:39
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Jon,

I had the same issue on my larger Vapour.I tried repairing it and in the end opted for a new part (not expensive)

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