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Old 11-10-2014, 02:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Today my Aeroclassics A320 fell down the shelf, and broke its front landing gear. How could I fix it? Any idea is very welcome!
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Today my Aeroclassics A320 fell down the shelf, and broke its front landing gear. How could I fix it? Any idea is very welcome!
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It depends how badly broken it is but I have fixed several broken nosegears using small amounts of superglue. The trick with rolling gears is to get the gear to sit still. I have used a small amount of blue-tack to keep the wheel stationery so that I can get a decent connection between the broken parts of the gear leg.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I tend to use a quick-set 2-part epoxy for all my repairs, seems stronger than superglue once it sets. I have repaired lots of landing gear this way, it just takes a little patience to hold the parts together for a minute or so while the epoxy sets.
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I bought some 2-part glue for some broken gear I have. I'll report after I use it, but I'm glad to hear of your good results, Denny!
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I tend to use a quick-set 2-part epoxy for all my repairs, seems stronger than superglue once it sets. I have repaired lots of landing gear this way, it just takes a little patience to hold the parts together for a minute or so while the epoxy sets.
Agreed, epoxy works well for landing gear.

I use super glue for wings & stabs.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I used epoxy... It was a little difficult to work, but it seems that will look great! At least better than without the gear...
Tomorrow I'll post some pictures...
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe next time manufacturers could give our models a coat of this before the final colours/decals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW0GQHpFgy8
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