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Old 12-29-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Default Gonna try...to make em fly....again!

Ive got 3 old Park Zone RTFs that im going to try to get airborne once again thanks to the help of a coupla nice folks on this forum that had good info on batteries and such.....wanted to see if i could post a pic on here also! The Cub has a TON of flights (and a few WRECKS!) on it, and all 3 planes are still in working order...radio, motor, etc....its just been a LONG time since they have been flown! Oh, and i was wondering if anyone knows if the wing struts on either the cub or the Decathilon were structural or just for looks? The struts on the Decath kinda fell apart...i suppose i could make something up to support the wing if i had to, as i doubt there would be replacement struts available! Many Thanks! Bill


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Best of luck getting them back in the air Bill.

Take care and thanks for posting at WattFlyer!!

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Ive got 3 old Park Zone RTFs that im going to try to get airborne once again thanks to the help of a coupla nice folks on this forum that had good info on batteries and such.....wanted to see if i could post a pic on here also! The Cub has a TON of flights (and a few WRECKS!) on it, and all 3 planes are still in working order...radio, motor, etc....its just been a LONG time since they have been flown! Oh, and i was wondering if anyone knows if the wing struts on either the cub or the Decathilon were structural or just for looks? The struts on the Decath kinda fell apart...i suppose i could make something up to support the wing if i had to, as i doubt there would be replacement struts available! Many Thanks! Bill
Hi The Struts do both, looks and Strutural support, use them to keep your planes in one piece you may have to make something up, Improvise, Adapt, Overcome Take care and have fun, Chellie

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Thanks Don and Chellie! Chellie, i WILL make up some kinda strut for the Decathilon!
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My Cessna has structural struts .. they stop the wing from folding UPWARDS in hard flight ... they both snapped being hard plastic.

My cure was to take BBQ skewers ... shave a small flat edge long each, cut to length of struts. CA the struts back together so straight and correct length.

Take each BBQ skewer ... lay along centre of INSIDE face (that is facing underside of wing) of struts and run CA along to fix the skewers to the struts. Now take good quality packing tape of similar colour if possible to struts ... and carefully cover TIGHTLY the skewer / strut combo. Viola - struts that are now stronger than original without too much addition.

This repair has survived many flights on my Cessna and I really wring her out hard ! You have to look closely to see the repair. I have same fixings etc. still working.

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Nigel THANKS for the idea for the strut fix! Before your post, i really had no idea how i was going to fix this problem.....Would you have any pics of your mod you could post?
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Heartbreak Ridge Movie is where i got that saying at But i have been accused of being a Drill Sergeant LOL

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The struts on the SC are functional. I change mine about every 6 months to insure their intregrity since I like to loop my SC a lot.
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Horizon says they're still available.
http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ1122

http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ1422
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