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10-23-2012 05:11 PM  5 years agoPost 1
myoz

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Well It happened and I am sadened by beloved t-rex600n finally had a big crash. Should have known better than to fly in 30mph wind being very new and still learning basics but I wanted to fly. Don't know what to do repair salvage or what. If the frame didn't have a little crack it wouldn't have been all that bad.

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10-23-2012 05:42 PM  5 years agoPost 2
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Yup, beyond repair, send it to me

Seriously, I've seen and had worse than that. If you have a cracked frame, you can get replacements to fix it. Take it apart, inspect the components and replace those that are damaged.

In the long run, if the replacement parts are less than the cost of a new model, then I'd repair it. That is unless you are looking for an excuse to get something else

Bob

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10-23-2012 06:58 PM  5 years agoPost 3
marc8090

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Depending upon where the frame cracked you may be able to JB Weld another piece of carbon fiber over the crack and save the frame. Seen it done many times and it usually winds up being even stronger in that area than before it was repaired.

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10-23-2012 07:15 PM  5 years agoPost 4
ThumbBumper

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+1 on the JB Weld...

Just scuff it up with a little sandpaper and clean it thoughly with alcohol first.

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10-23-2012 07:38 PM  5 years agoPost 5
myoz

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Love that Idea it will save me tons of time now I gotta find a piece of carbon fiber I will post a pic of the crack maybe you guys can tell me if it's feasable thanks

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10-23-2012 07:45 PM  5 years agoPost 6
myoz

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crack pic

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10-23-2012 07:54 PM  5 years agoPost 7
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Glue it anf fly it....

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10-23-2012 08:16 PM  5 years agoPost 8
RCHSF

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I'd remove the tank if easy to do. CA the crack just a tad to hold it in place if it's flimsy. Then use some nylon string, or spider fishing line, wrap that crack good up and down, a couple layers thick, and then JB Weld over it. And paint, never know it was their. Good as New

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10-23-2012 08:59 PM  5 years agoPost 9
myoz

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Great thanks to all
I am very happy I came here first

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10-24-2012 03:11 AM  5 years agoPost 10
marc8090

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If you have to buy a piece of carbon then the frame reinforcements down by the landing gear may be a good choice. The rear brace basically cut in half would be excellent for that repair.

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10-24-2012 03:01 PM  5 years agoPost 11
RCHSF

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Little off topic, but I once had a blade co pro. With a direct drive tail. The tail blade snapped in half in the hub, so now I have two blade halves. So I sanded the parts, to rough them up on the out side of the hub and a little on outwards on the blades. I CA'ed it back together, then wrapped it in a X pattern with spider line, then CA on that. You know it flew many flights after that with other crashes and never broke apart again. String wrapped, and soaked with CA, will hold up real good.

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10-24-2012 07:01 PM  5 years agoPost 12
myoz

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Fly bar
Man what a pain in the as! taking that flybar out. well all apart now waitning on parts should I replace the feathering shaft I have one of those on hand also have main shaft but it's hard to tell if they need to be replaced I also notices when I rotate main gear I hear a lillte crackling noise any ideas.

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10-24-2012 07:23 PM  5 years agoPost 13
abwomack

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carbon
I usually have a crashed tail fin or horizontal fin laying around. These are good for cut and patch

Allen Bryan

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10-24-2012 07:32 PM  5 years agoPost 14
jjeaster222000

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always good to get that first crash out of the way.. now go flying!!!

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10-29-2012 04:11 PM  5 years agoPost 15
d12bn

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Yep
JB weld is great stuff. I would use it until I got a replacement frame

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10-29-2012 10:00 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Kloss08

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Your feathering shaft and main shaft should be replaced. They dont always need to be though. To find if the feathering shaft is tweeked, take it out of the head and bolt it back on both grips. Then slowly wiggle/pivot both grips. if the spindle turns then its bent and needs replaced.
Take the main shaft out and roll it on glass. If it looks like its doing the macarena. Then replace it.
Usualy if you bend your feathering shaft you should also replace the thrust berings in the grips aswell.

Hope this helps

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10-30-2012 12:15 PM  5 years agoPost 17
ThumbBumper

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^ An even easier way is to just take off the main blades and stick your driver on the nut holding the grips on and rotate it. If the spindle is bent, you will see the grips moving up and down as your turn the shaft.

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11-04-2012 06:27 AM  5 years agoPost 18
Kloss08

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That would work as well

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11-07-2012 05:03 AM  5 years agoPost 19
sonnyhad

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looked like in you picture the main gear was messed up.

Bald Pilots usually wear hats!

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11-07-2012 09:16 AM  5 years agoPost 20
wrongler

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Give me your address and I will send you some carbon fiber to repair it.

Bill Whittaker

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