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Old 10-08-2015, 12:12 AM
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Hi Mike (8178),

Do you have any specific details on the epoxy and micro balloons that you used (as in the brand names of the products)? And is the combination really easy to sand and get very smooth? Looking at doing a project that requires lots of filling in of small screw holes and making them smooth so that they are not noticeable.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:23 AM
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Hi Mike (8178),

Do you have any specific details on the epoxy and micro balloons that you used (as in the brand names of the products)? And is the combination really easy to sand and get very smooth? Looking at doing a project that requires lots of filling in of small screw holes and making them smooth so that they are not noticeable.
I guess it would depend on what maternal your screws are in. The micro balloons I use are made by Prather Products and can be mixed with any epoxy or resin. The micro balloons/resin mix is harder than balsa so it works best as filler when you are filling balsa that has glass cloth on it or coated with resin or epoxy. The Blue Angel was fiber glassed with resin so the micro balloons were mixed with resin.

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Thanks for the info Mike.

As to what material the screw holes are in.... they are in compressed cork with a 'rubberized' type clear coat (sealer?). So I am gathering that micro balloons can be mixed with any sort of epoxy or cement? Sorry if this is off-topic but this is the only place/thread where I could think of of asking these questions.
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Thanks for the info Mike.

As to what material the screw holes are in.... they are in compressed cork with a 'rubberized' type clear coat (sealer?). So I am gathering that micro balloons can be mixed with any sort of epoxy or cement? Sorry if this is off-topic but this is the only place/thread where I could think of of asking these questions.
I'm not sure how that is going to work on a rubberized surface. You might want to do some testing. The epoxy/resin is hard surface than can be sanded.

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Hello,

do you have a file for the wing rib pattern for me?
I would like to build this plane also, but I have the same plans as you have without any wing rib drawings.

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Maarten, Mike gave a comprehensive discussion on his wing construction early on in this thread. Foam wing base of course, I don't think I've ever seen a rib file available. Surely other BA fans will know. Good luck and post a build thread if you start this project.
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My new FrSky X12S production system that takes its place next to my pre-beta test X12S The amazing FrSky Horus X12S It is a pretty amazing system. The all CNC machined metal gimbals with Hall effect angle sensors are wonderful.

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The new FrSky Horus X10S telemetry system. 16/32 channels, CNC metal gimbals with ten ball bearings and digital Hall Effect sensors, runs FrOS menu driven system or OpenTX. Shown programmed for the Blue Angel and running OpenTX.

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That is a good looking radio.
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You know, this thread is approaching 12 years old.................
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You know, this thread is approaching 12 years old.................
Yes, I can remember when we were speculating that it might get 50K views!! Haven't flown the Blue Angel in a long time, but I think I will now that our cooler weather is here.

It was a long hot summer and I spent most of it playing with my new Arris 250 race quads. Learning about flight controllers, OSD and forcing myself to feel comfortable flying FPV. Harder than you would think after flying for decades from the ground to aircraft view.

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Hot summer, swamped with business and coaching my son's baseball team, I haven't flown much at all this year. With GMA closing my commute to the field time is about to get a lot worse.
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Hot summer, swamped with business and coaching my son's baseball team, I haven't flown much at all this year. With GMA closing my commute to the field time is about to get a lot worse.
The city of Atlanta owns the land where we fly now and made part of it into a park so I think we are pretty safe. At least they have been good the last few years. It is 24 miles from home around I285 so not a long trip. The run way is asphalt and is east/west and we fly from the south side of the runway so it is ideal.

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