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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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