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Old 11-18-2005, 06:39 PM
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I'm just about ready to start ordering stuff for my next project. I just need to deciede between a foam wing or built up. The problem wiht the built up is that I have to cut the ribs. This is a chore that I really do not like. But, I've never put retracts in a foam wing. Is this a difficult thing to do?

Thanks in advance for the help. The credit card is ready. I just need to make this last choice.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:16 PM
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Art's Hobby makes a nice reliable set up for mounting retracts in foam wings. Check it out at
http://www.arts-hobby.com/store/abou...id=93&compid=1

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Old 11-18-2005, 08:42 PM
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Thanks Joe-

This is just what I needed.
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Mumblety-peg: The foam wing may take a little more time in getting things right, but is much stronger in the long run than builtup. Be sue to use a wide plywood base for the body and line the wheel well with 1/32 or sim. I glue a dowl below the plywood about 4" out at the front and rear of the plywood towsrd the trailing edge. This helps with rough landings we all occasionally have. Have never torn one out, and my landings after a race leave a bunch to be desired, a little shaky.
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