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  1. Transferring Jet Building skills and paint/primer compatibility

    Well, not a fancy project or anything, but has some lessons: found a surfboard in the trash by my buddy's beach house. It was beat up and had big chunks taken out of it! It had been banging around...
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    Open them up (probably not servos, though; they...

    Open them up (probably not servos, though; they are pretty "liquid resistant", good electronics cleaner, like LPS I think? - spray clean and let dry, wiping wherever possible with a lint-free cloth. ...
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    Gaspar, I think he was just making a general...

    Gaspar,

    I think he was just making a general statement about new products and assumed this was new also. Not bad advice at all, just probably mis-placed in this conversation.
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    Fair enough - got to respect a guy that knows and...

    Fair enough - got to respect a guy that knows and abides by his limits. Likely got bit, now twice-shy.
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    Why doesn't Carlos want to mess with them, you...

    Why doesn't Carlos want to mess with them, you think? Parts availability or something?

    Weird.
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    I've got about 3/4 gallon of epoxy laminating...

    I've got about 3/4 gallon of epoxy laminating resin that's oh...close to 20 years old now (ProSet)! Guess what? It works fine. The hardner is now brown and stinks, but it still activates and holds...
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    My hobby activities have been idling for the past...

    My hobby activities have been idling for the past year or so, so forgive me if I'm a bit out of touch with trends, but here is a possibility that this whole trend could come full circle. With laser...
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    There's a TON of toxicological data out there...

    There's a TON of toxicological data out there supporting the supposition that once polymerized, urethanes in general present little to no difference in hazard than any other plastic in handling,...
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    Hey db sonic, Industrial Hygiene is my career;...

    Hey db sonic,

    Industrial Hygiene is my career; after a ton of study, what I found was that once the urethane is catalyzed and set, it prevents very little hazard. It's typically the isocyanate...
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    What I've got in the cabinet now is Matrix 8000...

    What I've got in the cabinet now is Matrix 8000 pre-paint cleaner that's supposed to be good for "...light silicone...", whatever that means. I remember it being not expensive.
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    Man, I've got to echo that silicone is bad news...

    Man, I've got to echo that silicone is bad news for good, auto paint. Almost impossible to get off without very hot water and TSP or something like that.

    But, how about Prepsol? You know, the...
  12. Thread: Alpana jet

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    How do they stick the wood together??? Screws?? ...

    How do they stick the wood together??? Screws?? And what's that yellow stuff on the counter in the last picture?

    JK -

    I love builds; nostalgia... I keep coming back to the thread for the...
  13. Thread: Alpana jet

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    And my questions are truy academic and probing in...

    And my questions are truy academic and probing in nature. Well, I probably shouldn't have used the word "probing" in this thread... My nose hurts from the coffee, but I'm humored.

    But seriously...
  14. Thread: Alpana jet

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    So what class turbine does a "beginner jet"...

    So what class turbine does a "beginner jet" employ these days? I'm guessing the beginners are looking for sub-$500 ARF type packages, but would prefer something on the order of the Turbinator...
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    Alan, That's a nicely thought out web site -...

    Alan,

    That's a nicely thought out web site - intuitive, easy to navigate and engaging. Very entertaining. Marked it.

    Only problem - it's not in the U.S., so resources aren't the same for me...
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    I'll have to check. The one I have is an...

    I'll have to check. The one I have is an absolute PIG, flies on an old RAM 750 plus and flies like a big old sport prop plane. I know I've got it on dual rates, but it's been a while since I've...
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    Bruce Tharpe (wasn't he the reaction designer?)...

    Bruce Tharpe (wasn't he the reaction designer?) did a great job on that planform to see that even produced like THIS it'd still fly.

    Sure it has changes, I guess to make it uglier or cheaper to...
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    Hate to muddy things up, but...if you're planning...

    Hate to muddy things up, but...if you're planning on painting HVLP or doing any soda/sand blasting you're stuck with a big compressor; just match the largest, air hog tool you'll ever use to the size...
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    I've got a 60 gallon husky as well, but vertical...

    I've got a 60 gallon husky as well, but vertical twin. Works great. Did find out that for true HVLP painting, you can't use 1/4 inch fittings at all and best off if you can spend the hassle of...
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    I did like george - just ground down 2 sides of...

    I did like george - just ground down 2 sides of some axle-bolts and it worked great.

    I loved my facet 2300 and it was a pig; flew great and went on to someone else.
  21. You mean something like this:...

    You mean something like this:
    http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/battle-innovations-anti-drone-gun/
    Simple in theory -tight beam electro-magnetic pulse.
  22. Nope, it's obtaining that "pre-preg" publar...

    Nope, it's obtaining that "pre-preg" publar composite that's rare and important. Post-preg, it's not the same, with disappointment around sagging and all when you're trying to do a layup.... I...
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    Polyester/vinyl ester kits?

    So, I get that epoxy resins are "stronger", but I can't help but wonder what are the drawbacks of cheap-o polyester fuselages/molded parts? For example the old Byron stuff that still hangs around. ...
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    Um, wow! Any in Houston? Price? you got one...

    Um, wow! Any in Houston? Price?

    you got one or two, Barry??
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    Well...doing process safety management and...

    Well...doing process safety management and predictive maintenance on commercial turbines vibration analysis is common. Only thing is, the equipment is slightly more advanced...with software.

    I've...
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