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    Broken antennas. Advice required

    I'm hoping someone may have a method to repair the antennas on 747 trailing edge wing tips? My Ansett Olympic port antenna has broken off and its such a fine (Small diameter ) piece, I have no idea how to repair it. These antennas are a curse. Gemini solved the problem by incorporating screw in antennas. That was a brilliant idea. But no other manufacturers do that regrettably.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. This is one of my all time favourite models.
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    These are tricky to fix. Patience, a steady hand, a dab of gel-type glue and this could work. Good luck
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    Thanks Philippe. I was thinking of trying super glue. At my age the steady hand is a challenge
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    At least use super glue in a gel form. Superglue is a very good solvent to the tampoo printing and as such can leave very messy makrs when not properly applied.

    Personnally I only use superglue for landing gears and I am extra carefull when using it. For all of the other repairs I use white glues (Elemer's glue)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBL View Post
    At least use super glue in a gel form. Superglue is a very good solvent to the tampoo printing and as such can leave very messy makrs when not properly applied.

    Personnally I only use superglue for landing gears and I am extra carefull when using it. For all of the other repairs I use white glues (Elemer's glue)

    Thank you so much for the advice
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    I recommend that you use a gel type super glue. You will need very little to make it work. I use it to make most of my repairs. I also use the sharp end of a pin to apply the glue to the area I am trying to mend. Remember...super glue dries fast!

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    Thanks Romeomike
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    I use a small needle nose plier for most of my repairs. Be careful, apply in a large box if you can in case you get one on the kitchen floor like I did. Total loss.

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