søndag den 27. april 2014

Repairing a broken frame.

Well was out flying yesterday and the quad took a pretty heavy crash from about 30 meters straight down onto the ground. Pretty much everything was torn apart and had to be put back together. The aluminium motor tube broke right where the first screw mounts, this practically meant a new tube and a wait for a couple of weeks until the spare parts arrived from Hobbyking US. The european center doesn´t stock spare parts for this frame.

I came up with a fantastic idea, i went down to the local garden shop and bought a stick of bamboo, just thick enough so as i could force it between the broken tube, i feed it about 5 cm in the tube, cut off the back end leaving just enough for the other broken piece



I took a two 2 mm drill and drilled holes through the bamboo using the original holes as a guideline.

Mounted the tube back on the frame

Now...good to go...no time wasting waiting for spares...