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  1. #1
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    Foamie Frustration

    Is it possible to get a whole, intact, Guillow's space shuttle via Amazon (or other mail order)?

    So far I'm two for two with broken wings, and I'm wondering if it's hopeless and I should just accept it and make repairs.

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    Is this what you mean? (From the Guillow's website)

    https://www.guillow.com/spaceshuttle.aspx

    So, what are you trying to do?

    "Lock S-foils in attack position....."

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    Foamie Frustration

    I ended up gluing the tip back on the 2nd glider.

    Does this provide a hint?
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    Charles McGonegal
    Ciderwright at AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery
    www.appletrue.com
    NAR #103560 L1 6/25/17 Estes Leviathan CTI H175-SS
    Ad Astra Tabernamque!

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    Keep in mind, most foam gliders have a reinforcing graphite/carbon rod (also known as a "spar") running span-wise ("wing tip to wing tip") on foam RC aircraft models. Also on the Dynasoar rocket gliders.

    In other words, foam wings can't take much stress, and must have additional support.

    Here is an example of a rod from Tower Hobbies: https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJDP3&P=0

    Although Tower Hobbies seems to be out at the moment; check other hobby stores.
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    I think Charles's complaint is that the shipper/packer/seller keeps breaking the darn things or not packing them properly to survive.
    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by rharshberger View Post
    I think Charles's complaint is that the shipper/packer/seller keeps breaking the darn things or not packing them properly to survive.
    That's it.

    I went ahead and repaired the second one.

    I used carbon fiber rods to stiffen my Estes Spaceship One (E). I haven't seen folks talk about doing that to this particular model conversion.
    Charles McGonegal
    Ciderwright at AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery
    www.appletrue.com
    NAR #103560 L1 6/25/17 Estes Leviathan CTI H175-SS
    Ad Astra Tabernamque!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rharshberger View Post
    I think Charles's complaint is that the shipper/packer/seller keeps breaking the darn things or not packing them properly to survive.
    Oops. Sorry, sometimes I am a bear of very little brain. Thank you.
    "Lock S-foils in attack position....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawf56 View Post
    Oops. Sorry, sometimes I am a bear of very little brain. Thank you.
    We all have our days 😀

    Rich

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