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Old 07-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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So I was gluing the Landing gear of my Lufthansa A320 and noticed (when it dried) the airplane fell on its back as if it were taking off or landing.
Any ideas on fixing this without opening the fuselage and putting weights on it?
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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If it's 1:400, I think most A320s are like that. My Virgin American A320 was tail heavy. Just gotta find a way to balance it. Not really anything you can do.
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Oh! Maybe cut open the nose and put some weights in it, then seal it back.
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Ok I will give it a shot.
Might take some time though
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Any other easier ideas before I cut the plane open? (I'll give it a day or two for some replies)
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Any other easier ideas before I cut the plane open? (I'll give it a day or two for some replies)
Glue tack on the nose gear is how i did it, i didnt want to take it apart after my hard work
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(new to modeling) What is Glue tack, where can I buy it , which do you prefer?
I want to make my model look as realistic as possible
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(new to modeling) What is Glue tack, where can I buy it , which do you prefer?
I want to make my model look as realistic as possible
Glue tack or Blue tack is like this stretchy stuff that you can stick things together with but not bond them together. I thought everyone knew what it was (its not glue dont get confused with that)

You can find it at ANY art and craft store
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Well like I said new to modeling
Thanks for the info.
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Those kits should come with a weight inside the box for you to glue inside the fuselage, a few of mine did
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Well a long time ago I made a Hasegawa (I think) JAL 767 which had weights) but this one didn't (if it wasn't the landing gear).
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How far you are with the assembly?
You can try to detach the "glass" and put some weight through this opening.
Alternatively, you can place a small piece of clear sprue under the fuselage, just further behind the main gear....
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I am far off in the assembly. About 1 piece to assemble till completion and the decals. But the glass I am wooried when detaching it it might snap or "deform".
I will see what I can do.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:22 PM   #15
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I got my solution- I followed Southwest&blue's idea but instead of cutting the nose wide open I managed to cut the centerline (where you glue the shell together) of the plane and put a magnet weight on it.
There are goods and bad.
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The plane has a small gap in the front n' center area.
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The magnet makes the plane move without you touching it.(by holding another magnet near the nose)
The Planes nose is finally in the downright position
Well that's all I can think of.
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