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Gary Clark 102/06/2020 18:53:27
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Oh Mark!! That's a sore one to take!! Always worse when it's not your fault.

Shouldn't be too tough for a builder of your calibre to fix.

Gary

Mark Elen02/06/2020 22:34:40
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Thanks gents for your comments.
After a stiff drink tonight, it all doesn’t seem so bad. The plan now is to build a new wing for it, I wouldn’t be happy bodging it back together. There were a couple of bits I wasn’t happy with.

The tail end will get cut and sanded out and a new one put in.

I have ordered the wood for the wing tonight, but it may be a month or so before I see it. At least while I’m waiting for that to arrive, I can get on with the Cougar.

I still can’t believe that of the 5 or 6 models on the flight line today, mine was the only one picked up and chucked about....I must have done something wrong in a past life😂 Either that, it PS2 just wanted to fly😂

Cheers

Mark

Nigel R03/06/2020 06:14:54
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That's a real shame Mark. But Peter is right it will go back together. Seems even more of a shame to throw the wing you have and completely replace it. Sometimes the battle scars are just part of its character.

My chilli wind wings have a repair like this hiding away but you would never know it.

Peter Miller03/06/2020 07:08:46
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Hi Mark

As I said, I recently demolished my Stampe in a big way. (Applying full up from a low inverted pass) and at the time I said it was scrap but a day later and it looked repairable and it was.

The wing was a lot worse than yours I can tell you, there is about 4" of new wing in the middle of the left wing. T flies just as well now.

Paul C.03/06/2020 07:16:06
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Ha the joys of aero modeling 😨 after only a few flights I somehow managed to fly mine through a tree , chopped it up nicely into little pieces. Been playing with model aircraft since I was a kid and this was the largest damage I have managed up to yet, still got the wheels though

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Peter Miller03/06/2020 07:31:22
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THat looks impressive.

When I get someone starting out in aeromodelling I always tell them. "You will crash models. It doesn't matter how long you doit,oit doesn't matter how good you get,You will always crash them. ITmay be a stupid mistake, it may be equipment failure. IT may be weather but they will crash so get used to the idea now."

I know! I have been crashing models since about 1953!

Paul C.03/06/2020 07:42:52
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Yes Peter 👍 and for some reason it is always your latest model that bites the dust 😂

Dad_flyer03/06/2020 23:35:37
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That is a really sad thing to happen to a new model. Last summer we had an invisible whirlwind pass through the pits on a beautiful day. Models tossed every which way, but fortunately most avoided landing on something hard. The pilot who had his model in the air with his back to us did not really notice it at all and was rather surprised when he turned round after landing.

SR 7104/06/2020 07:43:30
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This is my scratch built 1/3 scale Bucker Jungmiester after a roll that went wrong, so yours is not to bad Mark, still annoying though isnt itdsc_0002.jpg

Peter Miller04/06/2020 08:41:10
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Someone once said "The more spectacular the finish,the more spectacular the finish!!"

Mark Elen13/06/2020 20:39:29
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Thanks Gents for your comments.

I like that Peter.
I have been a bit quiet this week, as with the decision made, I have got most of the new wing built.
I was never going to be happy, bodging the old one back together, maybe if it had solid coloured covering, but with the transparent scheme, it was a non starter.

It has been a whole lot easier building it the second time, as it was so recent, I haven’t been scratching my head and having to work out how to approach each bit. I have also been pushing myself to get on with it with the mantra ‘wing in a week’, where normally, I would ‘leave that till tomorrow’, I have been thrashing it out and getting it done.

Anyway, it’s well on its way. Hopefully, this one will last a bit longer than 1 day.

Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller13/06/2020 20:52:52
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I am so glad to see your Peggy Sue 2 is well under the way to health again

Mark Elen13/06/2020 21:24:43
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Hi Peter,

Hope you are keeping well.

Here is a photo of MK2 wing. I have made a better job of this one. I took the opportunity to tidy up a couple of bits that I wasn't happy with on MK1.

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I'm just hoping that the wing retaining holes will marry up with the t-nuts in the fuselage.

Cheers

Mark

Paul C.13/06/2020 21:29:45
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I'm betting that they will line up exactly 👍😆

john stones 113/06/2020 21:30:49
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Posted by SR 71 on 04/06/2020 07:43:30:

This is my scratch built 1/3 scale Bucker Jungmiester after a roll that went wrong, so yours is not to bad Mark, still annoying though isnt itdsc_0002.jpg

Roll ? What did it roll under, proper job is that. surprise

Peter Miller14/06/2020 08:04:16
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I have a method of ensuring that the holes line up. I take short pieces of nylon bolt and make a point on them using a pencil sharpener. These are screwed into the Tee nuts and then the wing is lined up over them. When you are happy press down and the locations are marked on the wing. Simples!!

Peter Miller14/06/2020 08:06:13
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Posted by john stones 1 on 13/06/2020 21:30:49:
Posted by SR 71 on 04/06/2020 07:43:30:

This is my scratch built 1/3 scale Bucker Jungmiester after a roll that went wrong, so yours is not to bad Mark, still annoying though isnt itdsc_0002.jpg

Roll ? What did it roll under, proper job is that. surprise

At a guess I would say a combine harvester!!wink

james brough12/07/2020 17:12:34
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hi folks that was a brilliant build to follow has any one done an electric motor mod yet on how to alter the front end for the motor fit up with measurements on the peggy sue 2

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