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Unread October 11th, 2017, 11:35 AM
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Default Repair advice for a resin / composite aircraft

I'd like some advice on repairing a S-3 Viking (looks to be slightly larger than 1/72 scale) for a co-worker of mine. Looking at the break on the tail, it looks to be some sort of resin / composite that I haven't worked with before.

The immediate things for repair that come to mind are either, 5 minute epoxy, Gorilla Super Glue, or something I haven't tried yet - E6000 adhesive.

Any other thoughts or opinions of the repair of this. Fortunately, the break is pretty clean - but I don't want the repair to be fragile. Thanks for any advice.

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If it was me and I was repairing that vertical stab, I'd be using the 5 minute epoxy. It going to give you time to aline the parts and once it sets up its sandable so you can paint over it. Just my 2 cents worth! Good luck with the repair
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Thanks Brad - I've asked on a couple of other places - and that seems to be the consensus. The material appears to be different from what I've worked with before. The guy will be happy to have it repaired. Matching the color will be another challenge...
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It almost looks like some kind of fiberglass to me.....that's why I recommended the epoxy.
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Hello:

I would def. go with the 5 min epoxy, and I see you have pins there too. Do you have the other pin? If not I would redo the pins and then use the epoxy. Hope this was a help and not a PITA...

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