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How many have used plast-aid for crack repair or reinforcement

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Ajginger, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Ajginger

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    Just wondering to date how many have used plast-aid.
    It seeams like a good product for repair or reinforcement, even to reinforce around the gimble area.
     
  2. Oso

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    I haven't used it personally, but I have read many times here on the forum that people love that stuff.
     
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    Never heard of it but it looks interesting. Looks like something a 3d printer would use as resin
     
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    Is crack still a problem, i thought it went out in 2015
     
  5. Ajginger

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    Nope, the top shell on the advanced is cracking. Spoke to a phantom dealer hear in Australia and he said they are getting a lot with cracks.
     
  6. dirtybum

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    O.k. So crack is a hugh problem in Australia!

    No rabies though
     
  7. Ajginger

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    Haha, nope, no rabies, just crack, lots of crack.
     
  8. Ajginger

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    The plast-aid I ordered arrived today.
    I used it to fix a crack in the top shell that turned up only a few flights
    from new.
    Man, this stuff is strong. I think you could easily fix a broken gimble yaw arm with it if you were desperate to get flying again.
     
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    I just used the stuff two nights ago on a bracket that was made from a 3-D printer and this stuff is crazy strong. I could not get it to flex at the crack I mended. Plus I was able to trim excess off of the crack after it dried with a blade. Glad I ordered the stuff.
     
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    G'day Ajginger,I'm having trouble finding this anywhere in Aus and the only US sellers I find don't ship to Aus,where did you order yours from?
     
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    Thanks for the link mate.
    I'm in Newcastle,the avitar is a shot from the French Line in the Simpson Desert.
     
  13. Ajginger

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    Great stuff.
    I havn't been across the simpson yet, but lived at Alice Springs for a couple of years. Can't wait to take the Phantom out there, so many great spots to film.
     
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    There sure are a lot of places out there that are fantastic subjects for aerial photography but when I went to the desert the wind was blowing to hard to get steady footage a lot of the time because it's so flat out there.
    Take a look at my Vimeo channel,Ive got a couple of good vids of my trip posted there,link in signiture below.
    More to come when I get around to it.
     
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    For those who might have used plast aid to reinforce the arms . You think it's possible that I could simply unscrew the motor, lift it up and somehow pour in plast aid using some sort of syringe carefully around the screws area? I would prefer not to open up the shell.
     
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    You possibly could get the motor out but the wires are not too long to swing it out of the way I'm afraid. You can mix to a thin consistency but you would need a good size syringe to be able to flow well. You only have about 2 mins before the stuff would get too thick to put through the syringe. I would not try it. Removing the upper shell is really easy. Just watch a few YOUTUBE videos and do the job correctly. The Plast-aid product really is some bad *** stuff and works great. While you have it opened up you should just put the stuff where are the cracks are. I had a new advanced with the new shell and after 28 days I had a Crack on the upper shell by the motor.
     
  17. alirz

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    Thanks ill see what i can do. My p3 is relatively new...still under warranty. So i might do this after the warranty has expired which is still 6 months away...i was just thinking of being proactive.
    i guess applying plast aid would void the warranty
     
  18. Raceman17

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    What I did was send my advanced back to Amazon for a refund. I purchased the 799 eBay professional deal and bought a new shell that I could reinforce. I flew the professional one time to make sure everything was good then swapped everything over to the new reinforced shell. If I have any major issues that need to be covered under warranty then I'll just swap the guts back out. It's really not that difficult to do.
     
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    Sounds like a plan ! thanks.