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  1. You can cover a model the same way you cover a...

    You can cover a model the same way you cover a full scale only use the light weight uncertified Dacron cloth instead of the heavy Dacron cloth used on full scale airframes. I have been doing this for...
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    My all time favorite is my own design 52% Extra...

    My all time favorite is my own design 52% Extra 300 SP, it has a 150" wing span, 144" fuselage length, powered with a DA 200, and weighs 47.5 lbs. ready to fly.

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    Bob
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    Exactly...:rolleyes: Bob

    Exactly...:rolleyes:

    Bob
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    I would TIG it as well, that is how I built this...

    I would TIG it as well, that is how I built this 4130 thin wall tube engine mount.

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    Bob
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    I also use Stits covering system on both full...

    I also use Stits covering system on both full scale and R/C models. On full scale I always use a certified topcoat system over the Ceconite covering like Poly Tone or Aerothane. On models I have...
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    Yes dope it all prior to any top coats. Bob

    Yes dope it all prior to any top coats.

    Bob
  7. This is the best thing stated by Jennifer, been...

    This is the best thing stated by Jennifer, been doing just that for years.

    The final alternative is to always use the
    incidence meter facing the same way.
    The incidence angles are only...
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    Thank you Carlos. Bob

    Thank you Carlos.

    Bob
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    Hello Carlos, This is a little off the topic...

    Hello Carlos,

    This is a little off the topic but if you fly R/C in the Walla Walla, WA area you may know a very old friend of mine named Mike Jacobs. Please ask him if he recognizes these...
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    Still looking great Rick. Bob

    Still looking great Rick.

    Bob
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    How about this place... ...

    How about this place...

    http://www.matrix-composites.co.uk/

    Bob
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    Wind and lots of it is the answer to calming the...

    Wind and lots of it is the answer to calming the nerves, the more you fly in it, the more calming and fun it is.

    Bob
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    You can make a cheap heli plug from foam like...

    You can make a cheap heli plug from foam like this cowling plug. Then glass it with epoxy, bondo, prime and sand as necessary for smoothing. Once your finished you can wax and PVA the surface, layup...
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    Their kits were always expensive but worth it....

    Their kits were always expensive but worth it. Yes they were, and its kinda sad but I see it as the beginning of the end.

    Bob
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    This is a hobby not an investment, so relax and...

    This is a hobby not an investment, so relax and have fun while you fly. All our airplanes have an expiration date anyway and we can't do anything about that.

    Bob
  16. Thread: Gluing foam

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    You are asking for the best and fastest, the best...

    You are asking for the best and fastest, the best to me is the strongest and lightest bond that will never let go in any conditions. With that said, 3M 77 spray adhesive is a temporary contact spray...
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    You probably won't find a thread on RCU, most of...

    You probably won't find a thread on RCU, most of these guys won't even know who Dennis of Carden is. Anyway there is a thread on Flying Giants, he is only selling the 124 to the IMAC crowd now....
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    Here is a link to an epoxy resin manufacturer I...

    Here is a link to an epoxy resin manufacturer I have been using as one of my suppliers in business for the last 20 + years or so, anyway they have many application specific systems from flexible to...
  19. Personally I like using the Nyrod only method, no...

    Personally I like using the Nyrod only method, no servos for chokes in my own stuff, just can't see carrying any extra trash/weight on board. In late 2006 I changed over to 2.4 from 72 mhz. I like...
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    In my case wind doesn't matter to me, it is just...

    In my case wind doesn't matter to me, it is just another element to have fun with while flying. The more you fly in it, the more natural and fun it feels. I actually enjoy flying lighter powered...
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    I don't think he is lying at all because I know...

    I don't think he is lying at all because I know for a fact you can learn to fly alone, I did it with a .25 sized 4 channel biplane nearly 5 decades ago in the foothills of Lancaster California before...
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    I like to mount a cowl ring on the back edge of...

    I like to mount a cowl ring on the back edge of the cowling and conceal all fasteners.

    Bob
  23. Why? They can both weigh close to the same...

    Why? They can both weigh close to the same depending on density of the core or in many cases lighter with the thicker core due to a lesser ply or ply reinforcement count. This is achievable because...
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    I have used this epoxy system in business and for...

    I have used this epoxy system in business and for models for nearly 25 years, it has a very low viscosity and a long pot life, it works well for laminating fiberglass, carbon fiber or laminating...
  25. Only if your are willing to split the fuselage on...

    Only if your are willing to split the fuselage on the seam lines and place them back in the molds. Your fuselage is not actually soft but spongy when squeezed because what you have is a very thin...
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