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Broken pitch fin on D&E Skipjack

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  • Broken pitch fin on D&E Skipjack

    While working on my 1/96 D&E Skipjack I noticed that one of the pitch plane fins has a broken outer hinge pin holder. Looks like the lower half of the small fin extension that holds the outer hing pin just broke off. What are suggested ways to repair this tiny piece of the outer hull?

  • #2
    Dip the good side in silicon. Let it dry. Peel off. Cast and assemble on other end.
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by llangston1 View Post
      While working on my 1/96 D&E Skipjack I noticed that one of the pitch plane fins has a broken outer hinge pin holder. Looks like the lower half of the small fin extension that holds the outer hing pin just broke off. What are suggested ways to repair this tiny piece of the outer hull?
      Build it back up with CA and baking soda.

      David
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

        Build it back up with CA and baking soda.

        David
        Do what he said, it is much simpler than what I said.
        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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        • #5
          I think I got it fixed for now. Super glued a metal plate made of aluminum flashing to the edge of the fin, then applied CA glue to the broken area, let it dry and drilled a hole for the hinge pin. Looks like it will work for now. I can paint it later.

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          • #6
            This Metal end plate is working fine so on to the next issue. Control fin travel and yoke alinement.

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