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Old 01-30-2004, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Help! I was doing touch and go's last night and came in for a hard landing and snapped the nose gear off!Ouch! I tried super glueing the part back together but to no avail. So I got the rest of the damaged part out of the wheel well and now no nose gear for my 747. Can anyone help?Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The gear should stay in the place with superglue if you hold it for a while(the best if you could wait until the glue dries).I got the same problem on my CX B744F and I fixed it.
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't have a landing gear issue but along the same line, that broken antenna on the BB400 747-100 is sure a real pain to get to stay on. I'm having a real hard time holding that thing in place as the glue attempts to do it's magic. I don't want to bend the intact one off to make it even.... a 747 doesn't look right without these antennae.
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Help! I was doing touch and go's last night and came in for a hard landing and snapped the nose gear off!Ouch! I tried super glueing the part back together but to no avail. So I got the rest of the damaged part out of the wheel well and now no nose gear for my 747. Can anyone help?Thanks.

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Old 01-30-2004, 01:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Have you all tried to use modeling clay to hold the piece in place while it dries? That usually works best for me...
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I don't have a landing gear issue but along the same line, that broken antenna on the BB400 747-100 is sure a real pain to get to stay on. I'm having a real hard time holding that thing in place as the glue attempts to do it's magic. I don't want to bend the intact one off to make it even.... a 747 doesn't look right without these antennae.
Yeah!That's painful.Maybe as blsbls99 said,using modeling clay would help.
I got a real hard time to use superglue "sticking" the damn broken metal wing back on the place on a B777(the thing attach to the body was broken)At last I gave up and bought another one.
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I tried glueing it at least 3 times,it just build up excessively,got fustrated an gave up..Just will have to buy another one.
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Grab some 1:400 or 1:500 fire trucks...lay some model railroad snow around the nose to look like foam and add small cut pieces of thick rubberbands to each of the doors, and you've got a "nose gear failed to lock - evacuate now!" crash scene. Everything can be recycled!

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I might have a spare DW 747 front landing gear unit if you would like to use that, will check once at home - would have to paint it light grey to match the rest tho.
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You might want to try spraying some zip kicker (or other fast drying element) on a threading needle (which allows it to build up and drip down) and insert over glued area. Place the end of the needle into the gear glued area. The zip kicker will drip down into the glue and dry instantly. This is instead of spraying zip kicker all over your plane. I've used it to great success on 2 Dragin Wings planes that came with gear already off.

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ahhh, it's nothing a TIG welder can't fix.
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Put it "flight position" on a stand..that's what I do when someone breaks the landing gears

(I NEVER do such a thing..it's ALWAYS someone else)...
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Old 02-01-2004, 09:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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try not to land on the nosewheel.....Flare for crying out loud!!
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