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User currently offlineBoeingPride800 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 430 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4953 times:

Ok, so a longtime ago my Herpa 1:500NG AmericaWest 757-200's nosegear broke off. So I just glued it with a glue gun bcuz I'm to cheap to buy a whole new one. So I just got new replacement landing gear from Herpa. So I heard that heating then end of a needle up and sticking it in the hole to get the excess broken plastic out worked. So I tried that, didn't work. And I tried just picking it out and that didn't work. I really don't want to buy another model when you can fix it yourself. So I would REALLY appreciate any ideas that WORK. Anything that could help me get this new nosegear in the hole and fix it. Thanks.

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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4139 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

If it's plastic, you didn't heat the metal enough...plastic melts at high temps. The only other way to get it out is to use a very small drill bit, but unless you really know what you're doing, I wouldn't try it.

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

I would also take a drill to it myself, but I would only do this if a) your really careful with it and take your time and so on, and b) you have a decent ammount of experience handling your drill so you know exactly what it will do and how it handles. Using a lower setting on it wouldn't hurt either. (in other words don't be like me and go around with the "if it aint full power it aint no fun" idea)


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