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firemanup

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Looking for any ideas on how to repair this...

Pics are of my PML Amraam 4, the bottom fin which has a root length of 7"...

At the bottom of the fin there's basically a 3/4" tear in the fin just above the fillets.. and it's shifted over slightly trying to show the best i can in the pics..

<img src="http://members.aol.com/firemanup/findamage.jpg">


That's a pic from the side in the next pick i'll show from the rear...
 

firemanup

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And here's from the rear.. again the best way to explain it is that it literally appears to be a tear in the fin...

Overall the fins feels just fine and is firmly attached... but i'm wondering how this is going to affect it and how to repair it, or if i should just let it be unless or until it worsens..??

Another pic..

<img src="http://members.aol.com/firemanup/findamage2.jpg">
 

daveyfire

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I don't think it'll be an issue, but if you want to repair it, wick some thin epoxy in the joint and clamp it together between two blocks covered in waxed paper to flatten it out. If you need more strength, throw a layer of glass over it. Hope that helps!
 

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I would stick some epoxy in their to keep it from fluttering in flight. THat should hold it and at least keep it from moving around (even in storage) and possibly getting worse
 

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to wick deeply into the fracture and repair any hidden damage, then epoxy over the top to smooth things out.
 

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Cover the crack/split in thin CA , get a clamp , and cover the 'claping' parts with peices of wax-paper. When its dry (Leave for 30mins) , cover it again with Thick or Medium CA . Then glass over the top if needed.
-Karl
 
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