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    2011 project

    Any guesses? hope to be building soon.

    2 - 4 foot 4" x 4" boards, soon to be cut.
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    RE: 2011 project

    lines look squigly for some reason, they are smoother than they appear...
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    RE: 2011 project

    I suppose i cant guess since we've been talking about for the last month.
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    RE: 2011 project

    LOL, your right

    Brain goes numb with all this snow... I need to snap a picture of all the snow in the cul-de-sac. Biggest pile of snow I have ever seen, crazy weekend....
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    RE: 2011 project

    I'm working on a snow storm right 6" to 10", And we are at 5" right now
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    RE: 2011 project

    I'm not sure, but I think we got close to 20", tough to tell with all the blowing, one of the worst blizzards I have ever seen, but I missed the 91' "perfect storm" while stationed in NC.
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    RE: 2011 project

    I'm coming to WI. on the 21 for a week to see the G kids. So you can clear it all up by then RIGHT!!!
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    RE: 2011 project

    I sure hope so
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    RE: 2011 project

    I've got it! A hammock?......... no, a flower planter for the wife........no,no, some really long Pine Wood Derby cars?
    Aww l give up. l'm never any good at mechanical stuff anyway.

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    RE: 2011 project

    So Dave are you building a plug for??
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    RE: 2011 project

    Nope, not a plug, just a form.

    I normally fiberglass the inside of my fuses, and when I do it flat, they tend to stress fracture when I bend them to get the formers in.

    This way I can glass them and add the 1/64 doubler, put the cut out piece on top of the fuse side, add a little weight, and when its dry I'll have a perfectly shaped fuse side with the exact fuse curve already there. Unfortunately, my band saw isn't up to the task of accurately cutting the 4"x4". The neighbor has one he said I could borrow, but its gotta warm up at least a little bit. First the snow dump, now the cold... Brrr...

    Actually going to use Carbon Fiber Veil on the inside of these instead of Glass, I'll let you know how it goes.
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    RE: 2011 project


    ORIGINAL: daven

    Nope, not a plug, just a form.

    I normally fiberglass the inside of my fuses, and when I do it flat, they tend to stress fracture when I bend them to get the formers in.

    This way I can glass them and add the 1/64 doubler, put the cut out piece on top of the fuse side, add a little weight, and when its dry I'll have a perfectly shaped fuse side with the exact fuse curve already there. Unfortunately, my band saw isn't up to the task of accurately cutting the 4"x4". The neighbor has one he said I could borrow, but its gotta warm up at least a little bit. First the snow dump, now the cold... Brrr...

    Actually going to use Carbon Fiber Veil on the inside of these instead of Glass, I'll let you know how it goes.
    Wow, that went right past me. I hope you post some more pics as you are explaining that so guys that are slow, like me, get it

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    RE: 2011 project

    Barry, I like to experiment, not everything I try works out, but its always fun!

    I think I will be using $5 mini servos and a Etken wing (I know, there goes the neighborhood).

    I'm going to try something new on the outside of these fuzes also, that WILL be interesting.

    Just happy to have a heated workshop again after nearly 4 years...
    Dave Norman
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    RE: 2011 project

    Oh, and one of these for the radio...

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14300

    If you just leave the page open for a couple minutes, the price drops to $29.99

    Should be interesting.
    Dave Norman
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    RE: 2011 project

    Yes, it does sound interesting.  It is always good to get out of the  "conventional box" so to speak.  Sometimes we even find what we are looking for.
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    RE: 2011 project

    Per our old discussion, I'm going to use foam forms.. Make some ply guides and hot wire it.. Throw it in a vacuum bag and call it good..
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    RE: 2011 project

    I don't like a receiver that says turn off failsafe to prevent servo jitter. I really do like that throttle servo going to low if I loose the link.

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    RE: 2011 project

    I have mixed emotions in regards to failsafe and I don't want to start that debate anyway. After reading a bit about the receiver, not all servos jitter with fail safe on, I'll give it a try and if it doesn't work, I won't use it.
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    RE: 2011 project

    Dave,

    Pardon the ignorance but what is the reason/benefit of fiberglassing the inside of the fuse? I guess I can see it for strength purposes but I haven't had any problems out of mine just fiberglassing the outside. Anyway I was just curious.

    Lonnie

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    RE: 2011 project

    strength, rigidity, and vibration reduction.

    Not sure if its any faster, I just do it.
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    RE: 2011 project

    You into that Nob Creek when you drew those lines? Also using my wing with with that cheep receiver is ok. Just let me know when to start another.
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    RE: 2011 project

    I'm hoping I get to fly my old beater all 2011, remember, that plane that you jumped for joy when you thought I midaired it ?

    I looked at it again at lunch, and its an optical illusion because the wood is not perfectly smooth. Its fine.

    New Kits arrived today via Fed X. Have to test fit the parts from the new cutter, hopefully all will be well, I'm sure it will be.
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    RE: 2011 project

    Hey Dave make sure you make a right and a left. Not 2 rights

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    You into that Nob Creek when you drew those lines?
    My thoughts perzactly!

    Take your meds before you pick up the sharpie next time bro!
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    RE: 2011 project

    knob creek wearing off about now....

    Seeker fuse sides, Carbon Veil, and 1/64 doublers in the forms now. I used Z-Poxy finishing resin, so it should be dry in a few hours. Will take pics when done, camera is out of batteries.
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