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Old 09-10-2012, 04:24 AM
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Default Fiberglassing a Kyosho 50size Cub ARF

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I recently bought for a desent price a Piper Cub which needed some work.

I decided to strip off the covering, cover the exposed areas on the wing and fuselage with 1.5mm balsa sheets and fiberglass it, so as to finally, paint it!

Here are the first steps.
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Default RE: Fiberglassing a Kyosho 50size Cub ARF

Here's the first side almost totally covered with balsa.

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:27 AM
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Some progress on the balsa sheeting.
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Default RE: Fiberglassing a Kyosho 50size Cub ARF

And here is what I use as a putty to cover small holes or other areas on the balsa.

As you see I used a tiny amount of water to thin the putty so as to penetrate into the difficult areas more easily.
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Here's the putty after using some drops of water, while mixing it with the spatula.
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