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Kostas1 09-10-2012 04:24 AM

Fiberglassing a Kyosho 50size Cub ARF
 
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Guys,
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.
http://se.computers.toshiba-europe.c...ecoUtility.png

Kostas1 09-11-2012 12:04 AM

RE: Fiberglassing a Kyosho 50size Cub ARF
 
Here's the first side almost totally covered with balsa.

http://i50.tinypic.com/2dr53y9.jpg

Kostas1 09-12-2012 05:27 AM

RE: Fiberglassing a Kyosho 50size Cub ARF
 
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Some progress on the balsa sheeting.

Kostas1 09-12-2012 06:01 AM

RE: Fiberglassing a Kyosho 50size Cub ARF
 
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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.

Kostas1 09-12-2012 06:06 AM

RE: Fiberglassing a Kyosho 50size Cub ARF
 
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Here's the putty after using some drops of water, while mixing it with the spatula.


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