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Wingmut Wings spares?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
Can anyone point me in the right direction for getting a replacement part from Wingnut Wings? If of course they do a spares service.

I need a replacement tail strut for my Rumpler which arrived snapped in the box. I could glue it back together as it isn't load bearing, but I want to at least try getting a new part.

Thanks.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 02:22 AM UTC
Go to thier website
www.wingnutwings.com
scroll leftside menue to Help/FAQ
hit : Do you sell individual parts or sprues
from therefollow their instructions for broken/missing parts
Hope this helps -Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 02:32 AM UTC
Cool, thanks Richard.

I'll get in touch with them.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:46 AM UTC
Email sent. I have hopes that they will send me the part I need.

On the subject of spares, Airfix are still the industry leaders in customer care. Revell are also very good.
Dragon however, don't care!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 11:27 PM UTC
Does anyone know the usual waiting time for spares from wnw?
Two weeks and counting and not even a response from my email.

Ste
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 - 10:05 PM UTC
I was surprised to find a large parcel from New Zealand when I got in from work this evening.
Not only did it contain the part I needed, but the entire sprue! I'll certainly be able to use them in future projects.



I'd like a huge thanks to Wingnut Wings for helping me out.

Stephen
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 12:07 AM UTC
Nice one WNW. I have a different opinion on airfix though had a bad experience when they wanted about a fiver for instructions when in this day and age a pdf file would have been fine
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 12:24 AM UTC
Wingmut?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 02:07 AM UTC

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Wingmut?



Well done Jessie - You beat me to it !

Cheers everyone ! Richard
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 02:52 AM UTC

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Nice one WNW. I have a different opinion on airfix though had a bad experience when they wanted about a fiver for instructions when in this day and age a pdf file would have been fine



Wow! A fiver for a set of instructions? That's a bit steep. I've never understood why they don't have the instructions as PDF's on the site. Seems to work for Revell.
They've always come through whenever I've needed anything and never asked for a penny. Last year they sorted me out with a set of replacement landing gear struts for their old Sopwith Pup and that kit has been OOP for years. Maybe charging is a new initiative by Hornby?


Jessie, well spotted. I did notice myself a few days after my OP but it was too late for me to change it. I was hoping no one would spot it.
But given me an idea. Maybe I could use those extra spares to cobble together something like this?

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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 03:26 AM UTC

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Maybe charging is a new initiative by Hornby?



I don't know how new it is; they charged me for some spare 737 wheels a few years ago. I thought it was fair since I asked for spares to do a conversion with, not for kit part replacements.



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Jessie, well spotted. I did notice myself a few days after my OP but it was too late for me to change it. I was hoping no one would spot it.



If it happens again, you can always drop the forum Mod or Rowan a note and they can change it for you


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But given me an idea. Maybe I could use those extra spares to cobble together something like this?





That sounds like fun. Perhaps we could have a "Wacky Races" campaign?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 04:14 AM UTC
It would make a great follow on from the eggplane campaign.
And all of those WW1 kits Revell have reissued would be good donors for parts. They're certainly cheap and plentiful enough.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 04:16 AM UTC
Hi there

I was a HUGE Dick Darstardly & Muttley fan in the '60s, so it wouldn't seem right or proper to edit the title!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 07:10 AM UTC
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
Cheers Jessie

Happy memories!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 02:11 AM UTC
As it happens, I have an Anigrand kit of the perfect candidate for such a group build. And it was even real!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 02:20 AM UTC
Hi Jessie

Dick Dastardly would have been proud to fly it - although he'd have probably said it needed a few more wings!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 03:14 AM UTC
What was Fokker thinking? I think Blackburn came up with something similar too.

The Austro-Hungarian designers came up with some of the stranger types. Like this aerodynamically challanged beast, the Loyd Luftkreuzer. Not surprisingly, they could never get it to leave the ground!



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Posted: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 03:25 AM UTC
What I find astonishing about the V.8 is not that Fokker got it to leave the ground briefly, but that he went and did it again.
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 02:50 AM UTC

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Not surprisingly, they could never get it to leave the ground!



Hi Jessie

Can you blame it? The poor thing undoubtedly refused in order to protect its own safety.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 04:19 AM UTC
The more I look at it, the more I want a model of it!

But look at the angle of the wheels and skid relative to the ground, no way would it have generated lift.
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The more I look at it, the more I want a model of it!

But look at the angle of the wheels and skid relative to the ground, no way would it have generated lift.



It's been done

I think that your declaration needs to be changed:

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...no way would it have generated *enough* lift.


If you put enough engine on a barn, you can get it to fly. Witness the F-4 Phantom. The question is, as always, can you control it?
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 12:19 AM UTC

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The more I look at it, the more I want a model of it!

But look at the angle of the wheels and skid relative to the ground, no way would it have generated lift.



It's been done

I think that your declaration needs to be changed:

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...no way would it have generated *enough* lift.


If you put enough engine on a barn, you can get it to fly. Witness the F-4 Phantom. The question is, as always, can you control it?



Considering that the pilot sat somewhere in the middle of that thing, control would have been a serious issue!
That is an incredible scratch build. I envy modellers who have the skill and time to build projects like that. Some of the best work I've ever seen.
If someone ever released this as a limited run injection, vac or resin I would drop everything and buy it.