4.4 meter MDM fox

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Cliff Evans » 16 May 2018, 09:26

Sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Geoff Pearce » 16 May 2018, 15:34

That was not nice, but it did move well before hitting the ground!

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Nigel Argall » 16 May 2018, 17:21

Drew, so, SO sorry to see the demise of the Fox – I don’t expect models to last forever but it is nice to get a few fights in before a ‘major’. My old model shop proprietor used to say ‘there are two sorts of modellers, those that have crashed and those that are going to crash’ – actually I think we are all in the latter category. It is easy to forget when you haven’t had a bad one for a while that nature does not give up flight easily and we are always one weak link away from a crash. Mick Reeves has written models off on the first flight so it can happen to the best. I think the wisdom of putting the broken bits away for a while is commendable – get some distance from the event and you may well feel like resurrecting it. As others have said, well done for your commendable attitude to the whole thing.

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by jimbo » 17 May 2018, 08:13

Sorry to hear about your crash. It must be a 2018 thing, i put mine in a few weeks ago, flying in a 40mph wind, foxes dont crash lightly, mine is also bad but im going to attempt to repair it, it needs a wing box repair, a new wing tip, new joiner, fuze repairs, new canopy. Whose gonna be the third?

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by roo Hawkins » 19 Sep 2018, 16:21

I have been looking at this egg shell for a few months. I have decided to have a go and rebuild it. The fuz I think I can rebuild. The rudder and tail are OK. But the wings have to be binned. I am fixing the fuz first then I will decide if I want to carry on. It will be at the back of my build pile so may be a long time if it does fly again. I must be mad.
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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Geoff Pearce » 19 Sep 2018, 17:15

Yes

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by Cliff Evans » 19 Sep 2018, 17:22

totally! :x :x :x

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by roo Hawkins » 25 Sep 2018, 13:29

Glassed the outside of the Fox today.
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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by terry white » 25 Sep 2018, 14:37

Hi Roo, As I mentioned in our Facebook discussions, Why fly your plugs when with a little more work (at the rate that you work) you could make a mold from it then make as many as you wish. Then a disaster become just a mishap and you may also sell a few. ;)

So my suggestion for what its worth is to repair the fox fus to a plug value only. I.E. don't worry about added weight and make it strong to help its release from the mold. Use the rest of your saved time to make a quality mold.Then applying any alterations needed having learnt from the first model make a superb second and subsequent models.

Im sure Cliff Evens will put his name down for one maybe two. :roll:

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Re: 4.4 meter MDM fox

Post by roo Hawkins » 25 Sep 2018, 15:56

Thanks terry for your suggestions. But I still do not know if I am rebuilding it yet. I am using some old epoxy up that I have. . I have outher gliders like my pt asw 20 and a 1/3 scale ash 31 to finish first. The Fox if I carry on will be done in between jobs. And when there spare time so not in a hurry to do.

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