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This Blog is all about the building and flying of the Correx Mig-7 originally designed by Dave West

http://westaero.wingedshadow.com

The Mig-7 is a scale R/C Aircraft constructed primarily of corrugated plastic and ply wood.



Comments and questions are very welcome.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

How to repair a smashed wing.


Somehow in the suicide mid-air, (when you fly towards each other, which we try not to do as this just breaks your airie), Brads elevator broke in two. This is an easy repair. Push two or three wooden squewers down the flutes. No hot glue required.

5 min repair!!

Below however, takes a little more effort.

Damage....

Below. Start by cutting all or most of the damage away.

Dont be shy!! Cut it away. Then add tabs for support to the patch.
Fortunately the spar did not break. Had it broken, just splint it with some off-cut 3mm ply both sides. Or if you are still at the slope, use some 5min epoxy and two sucker sticks :-)
Add patch and finish with some vynil.

As good as new!!

At our last Mig fly-in, Brad was taken out by Bretton flying a correx Zaggi. I did not get to see how the Zaggi looked afterwards. Brads Mig took it hard. I have shown how to repair a wing in earlier posts, but in case you missed it, here goes..

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