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18 Apr 2021 06:00 #24535 by Brian Jackson
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I want to replace the five blade EDF with a twelve blade unit. The Vampire's present unit seems to be firmly glued into the fuselage. I've seen on the Internet that the EDF just "pulls out" with considerable effort. I had an extra Weetabix for breakfast, but I still couldn't get the fan unit to budge. I've run a knife around the profile as deep as possible, but to no effect. Any suggestions?

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18 Apr 2021 08:31 #24538 by Mike Seale
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Crash it...the fan unit will then be easy to remove.
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18 Apr 2021 10:39 #24539 by Phillip Ford
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Mike Seale wrote: Crash it...the fan unit will then be easy to remove.

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18 Apr 2021 11:27 #24542 by Brian Jackson
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I never though of that!
Anyone skilled in the art of selective crashing?
Must be able to identify the bits for re-assembly.

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18 Apr 2021 11:41 #24543 by Simon Osborne
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It will come out if you are persistent Brian. I tried a 12 blade same pier as original and it was rubbish. Best setup I have found is the one in the Canadian edition
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18 Apr 2021 11:53 #24544 by Brian Jackson
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It occurred to me, (on the way back to the shed after reading the helpful remarks about fan removal) the fan is probably held in with hot glue. The weather is cold, the glue is hard and unyielding. OK. Apply hot air from heat gun to fan unit, when thoroughly warmed through, apply pressure. The photo proves that it worked. Kadet in background with front blue trim finished, awaiting some idle bloke to apply finishing touches (black pin stripes)
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