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Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
Fixing propeller blades
melkavitch
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 14, 2012
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 12:18 PM UTC
Hi,
As I recover from surgery I'm planning my next models. I have 2 B-29's, 1/72, and one set has 2 propellers each with a broken blade. I was thinking of drilling a small hole in the spinner, put in a little wire, drill the blade and then mate them. Am I off completely? Is there a better way?
Thanks,
Mike
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 01:14 PM UTC
That's the best way so far discovered : )
If the blades are thick enough you can use plastic rod and solvent-type cement, but the wire will definitely be stronger. Remember to use Superglue or epoxy.
melkavitch
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New Hampshire, United States
Joined: December 14, 2012
KitMaker: 48 posts
AeroScale: 9 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 06:23 AM UTC
Thanks Jessie, now I can plan with confidence!
Mike