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Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 09-25-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By Ed Smith
My Name is Ed Smith. I live in Canada. For...

My Name is Ed Smith. I live in Canada.
For many, many years now I have used MGS Epoxy resin. T have used it for making molds and for making the glass parts. Fuselages and associated parts....
Forum: AMA Discussions 12-13-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 27,812
Posted By Ed Smith
One has to understand the difference between...

One has to understand the difference between "Drones" and multi rotor helicopters.

A "Drones" flight pattern is controlled by pre-programmed GPS coordinates. A helicopters flight pattern is...
Forum: Questions and Answers 05-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Ed Smith
Is it in an airplane or on a test stand.? Get it...

Is it in an airplane or on a test stand.? Get it on a test stand with the tank at the correct height relative to the carburettor. Go from...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 04-19-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ed Smith
The picturers shiould tell it all. The most...

The picturers shiould tell it all. The most important part is realigne the wings and tail correctly. When the alignment is correct carefully lay cloth over the break on the inside of the fuselage and...
Forum: Tips & Techniques 04-06-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By Ed Smith
I use household latex paint for the colours. For...

I use household latex paint for the colours. For fuel proofing I use automotive clear coat. The clear coat is glossy so I add a "Flatting" agent to reduce the gloss.

Ed S
Forum: IMAC 04-03-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ed Smith
Hi Wayne, Many thanks for your prompt...

Hi Wayne,

Many thanks for your prompt responses. At the moment it is my intention to attend the IMAC World Championships.

Regards,

Ed S
Forum: IMAC 04-02-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ed Smith
Hi Wayne, Many thanks for clearing that up...

Hi Wayne,

Many thanks for clearing that up for me. Obviously I should have paid closer attention.

Next question, if I want to see the best of the best Which event should I attend? AMA NATS or...
Forum: IMAC 04-02-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ed Smith
Hi Sewbusy, This is where I saw it. Ed...

Hi Sewbusy,

This is where I saw it.

Ed S




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Forum: IMAC 04-02-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ed Smith
This may be the wrong place to post this and I...

This may be the wrong place to post this and I might have it wrong. If so please enlighten me..

On the IMAC website the IMAC World Champs is scheduled for Muncie week of 6th to 12th July 2014. On...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 03-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By Ed Smith
Polyester resin should not be used, it is very...

Polyester resin should not be used, it is very dangerous.

I have never used finishing epoxy for anything. I use regular epoxy for everything, molding parts or finishing a wing. I use MGS epoxy...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 03-15-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ed Smith
If it is possible to access the inside of the...

If it is possible to access the inside of the crack, say on a glass fuselage , then put a layer of glass on the inside surface. The filler then will have a base to adhere to. Just forcing filler into...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 03-14-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,486
Posted By Ed Smith
So that it can be seen I have some knowledge of...

So that it can be seen I have some knowledge of composite use I attach some pictures. The fuselages were molded with MGS epoxy. The foam wings were skinned with balsa and covered with 3/4 oz glass...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 03-12-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,486
Posted By Ed Smith
Get rid of Polyester Resin. Polyester should not...

Get rid of Polyester Resin. Polyester should not be allowed in a domestic environment. The hardener, MEKP, is extremely dangerous. MEKP is Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide. One minute drop in the eye and...
Forum: M.A.A.C. 12-10-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,451
Posted By Ed Smith
I would imagine the best person to contact would...

I would imagine the best person to contact would be the MAAC FPV sub-committee chairman.

His name is Zoltan Pittner. email;- fpv.chair.maac@gmail.com

Ed S.
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 10-28-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Ed Smith
Bob, No doubt true. However I was not...

Bob,

No doubt true. However I was not prepared to experiment further.

I can speak only of my own experience. I once joined several balsa skinned foam wings with epoxy. I then glassed the wing...
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 10-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Ed Smith
In addition to the previous post. Most Polyester...

In addition to the previous post. Most Polyester resins will not cure over Epoxy.

Ed S
Forum: M.A.A.C. 06-22-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,577
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: Once Again Harpy and His Sidekick

Probably true. A lot of us have been "Bent" for many years. However if you want something done or some information, ask the "Bent" guys. We will gladly help and have a laugh at the same time.

Ed...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 03-25-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: nelson .40 q500 carb setup

It is a racing engine. The timing of the engine will prevent a reliable idle.

Ed S
Forum: Kit Building 03-07-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: Nitro Planes Extra 300s 63

Quote from a previous post



Correction. You can build an airplane properly much cheaper than a poor quality ARF.

Ed S
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 02-04-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: Search for Custom Carbon fiber blade maker

Now that is interesting. What type of carbon covering do you use? Thin random matt, woven cloth? How do you achieve a smooth surface finish?

Regards,

Ed S
Forum: Questions and Answers 02-02-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: dulling monocote

Purchase the "Flat" Monokote.

Ed S
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 02-01-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: Search for Custom Carbon fiber blade maker

Hi John.

Certainly. aviatd@sympatico.ca

Ed S
Forum: Composites Fabrication And Repair 02-01-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: Search for Custom Carbon fiber blade maker

I am somewhat interested. I would supply the Carbon materials and Epoxy resins

Is the requirement for hollow blades or solid blades? Will the props need to be supplied balanced? The tooling...
Forum: M.A.A.C. 01-29-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,733
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: RCC OH LORD!!!!!!

So you got banned too! So did I. At least I am in good company.

Ed Smith
Forum: Crash & Rebuild 01-29-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By Ed Smith
RE: fuel soaked wood.

It was the dark brown, sticky, smelly stuff that was the problem.

Anyway with a name like "Kity builder" you should know.

Ed s
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