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  1. Pulsar elevator suffered some damage loading into car this morning. Snapped the carbon TE, carbon rib capping and rib snapped, and balsa LE creased. Welcome some advice on best repair method. I really don't want to remove any covering if I can help it. So thinking thin cyano and clamping the TE. Making a small incision on the covering near the broken ribs and wicking in thin cyano and just gluing the balsa LE.
  2. How do you repair or replace completely missing flap wiper? Wiper is completely missing from one of my Vampire flaps. I'm looking for methods to sort this. To replace it, I thought to use a piece of suitable tube. The flap depth is about 10mm so a tube of about 20mm dia would do it and this is provided by plastic overflow pipe which is 3/4" or 19mm dia. I cut a sample piece and routered a rebate, then sent it down a band saw to cut it to width. 2 or 3 problems. The rebate angle is wrong and the wiper would not sit tangential to (or below) the upper surface of the flap and when cut from the tube, it bends If I managed to get the rebate angle right, the remaining problem would be - how on earth do I get it to sit in the opening correctly so's it can be stuck to the top, inside of the flap. Do I really need to go to all this trouble? Would a piece of sticky clear plastic stuck on and hanging over the wing back edge be sufficient if it just covers the opening under normal flying flap up/down deflection. I guess that when the flaps are lowered for landing, a big gap does not matter much.
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