Repairing an rc plane is easy. you need to have
the following tools:
1. Cutter knife or scissors
2. 2inch transparent tape
3. super glue (loctite - never use on styrofoam)
4. clear 2 parts resin epoxy glue
5. folder clamp (largest)
Remember: You need to collect all the broken parts
of the plane inorder to be able to assemble it back like
a puzzle unless you can find a replacement for the missing
part. Always clean those parts immediately
Wing - fixing a broken wing is easy.
a. Apply epoxy between the opening
b. Clamp together. Wait for 24 hours to harden
c. Secure by wrapping with 2 inch transparent tape.
Warning: make sure the
wings are aligned straight when bonding together because
when bonding cures, you will have no way to realign them.
way of stregthening a broken wing is by sandwitching it
with a plastic transparent sheet (used in overhead projectors).
up view of the repaired wing
to put wing back together. make sure it is laying flat horizontally
so that no bent or twist will occur when binding cures.
a broken stabilizer wing is easy as 1,2,3
Use a folder clip to serve as clamp to firmly grip on parts
of the wing, then apply a small coat of epoxy to seal back
any small gutter left by the breaking of the wing.
Warping - this is usually
caused when strong winds pushes or presses plane down
leaving gutter marks.
a. Mark caused by strong wind pushing up part of
b. If unattended a warped wing will fold in the
middle of flight followed by a nosedive
c. While early, repair by applying epoxy
d. Spead to seal any gutter and leave for 24 hours
e. Secure with 2 inch transparent tape.
Broken nosecone or fuselage
- Make sure all parts are complete. Clean parts to be
a. If plastic parts, put together using superglue
so no clamping is needed
b.& c. coat with epoxy.
If plane is made of styrofoam, put together using epoxy
(never use super glue on styrofoam) and clamp to leave
for 24 hours
a. Find a replacement or sheet of plastic, cut
into missing shape with allowance for glueing.
b. apply small amout of super glue to bond c
c. Coat with epoxy.
If airplane is made of styrofoam, find a good quality
cardboard to patch missing section and put together using
epoxy (never use super glue on styrofoam) and clamp to
leave for 24 hours
However, a plane made of foam is sometime vulnerable to
crashes and deformation.