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Old 10-01-2004, 01:39 AM   #1
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i had a terrible mishap with my 4 star,im not sure what happened,but the end result was wide open into the dirt.
what i have left is everything from the pilot back,and half o :P f the left wing.
being a stuborn S.O.B. im going to rebuild it.
i was never all that fond of the plane anyways. it floated like a helium balloon,and it wouldnt roatate around its axis during a roll.
dont get me wrong, it was a good plane,i just want to know that if im going to go through all the trouble how can i make it better.
i appreciate all replies
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Old 10-01-2004, 05:13 AM   #2
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Mine went wide open into the dirt also.......the result of the unclasping of the Dubro clevis that comes in the doesn't close up tight from the die......and when you stress it....the threads pull out.......especially when it was on the elevator in a reverse loop........

I contacted Dubro and they said to send it in and I never did...........I use Sullivans only now...........there is no seam to come undone.
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:26 AM   #3
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Replace the balsa spars on the back turtledeck with basswood. Stops you from cracking the wood when you hold the plane

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Old 10-01-2004, 09:08 AM   #4
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When you re-build, sheet the wings top & bottom up to the main spars. It will be much stronger & it will fly better.
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