Customs: Classic's Starscream's Floppy Wing

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  1. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    Hi!
    I've a classics Starscream with a floppy right wing. I've tried to take it apart but I can't get at the pin to goop it up and tighten it.
    Any ideas before I break it?
    Thank you.
     
  2. Emperor Prime

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    Yes, buy another one
     
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    Yes. Very helpful. :rolleyes2 
    Which part do you mean? The actual wing pops off; I tightened mine by wrapping a layer of tape round the pin.
     
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    He can hang out with my Classics Ramjet who has 2 left arms.
     
  5. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    On the underside of the wing there are 2 screws. I removed these and the wing was taken off. This leaves an attachment plate which is roughly triangular which is attached to the main body of the toy. It is these hinges which are loose.

    I suppose the pin has to be pushed out, the hole filled with something and then the pin pushed back in... I've just ever done that before and am wondering if its worth it?

    As for buying another... No thanks. Its not that great a toy.
     
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    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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  7. defstar

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    Which is loose? The little bracket with the rivet, or the wing itself? If it's the bracket, then take it back and get a replacement.

    If it's the wing, just yank it off, put a bit of superglue on the peg, and put it back together, and just keep moving the wing for the next few minutes so the wing doesn't seize up.
     
  9. MacrossFA19

    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

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    Unscrew the two screws on the bottom of the wing, and remove. With a soldering iron heat the pin that holds the folding mechanism on. After a minuete or two pull the whole wing assembly off. (don't worry it does not ruin the hole-just like removing alternators wheels.) Allow a few minuetes to cool. Add superglue to the pin hole, or a layer of nail polish. With a nail punch push the pin and assembly back in, and tap with a hammer. Voila.
     
  10. tusko

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    Thank you all for your great advice. I'll try MacrossFA19's suggestions. Cheers!
    I'll try and post some pictures of the problem as well. Sorry about that IACON.
     
  11. defstar

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    Please do...

    If you're successful I may have a go at it...
     

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