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How Do I Do This!?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:02 am

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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RE: How Do I Do This!?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:13 am

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.
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RE: How Do I Do This!?

Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:11 am

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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