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Old 04-03-2004, 04:35 PM
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Hello i am planning to make a wing in ground effect plane. it should have a wingspan of about 3 ft. 5 in. i will cover the foam wings with fiberglass and epoxy, or mabeye ultracote.. does anyone have experience building these? i'm only 16 and i have never scratch built something before. any help is appreciated. thx.
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:01 PM
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whats your plan, 3VU, look like? might be able to help. dick
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Old 04-05-2004, 01:31 PM
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I don't have a 3 view yet, i don't even know where to start.
I may just save up and buy a kit like the drag'n'fly or something.
but if i can scratch build one i will because there is an abvious prive difference.
All i know is it will prolly be foam covered in epoxy and fiberglass.
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sounds good. NO problem. all of my contoured foam block is used as foundation for the balsa plank stripping, 1/16x1/2. usually 3 to 4 layers cris-crossed 45 degrees with last one length wise. I use contact cement to hold each strip/layer down. it gives a fantastic contour and strengh. after the exterior contour is completley finished-- sanded,etc. then cut out the foam plug. it works and is strong. all kinds of odd contours can be fabricated this way. you now have a surface ready for covering. hope this helps you and others. dick
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