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    On stuff this size 100, or 200 lbs. is not going...

    On stuff this size 100, or 200 lbs. is not going to get it done, there is just too much hydraulic area advantage for numbers that low, it takes more like 7000 lbs. pressure from a bagging and...
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    Light strong is an oxymoron that can’t be done. ...

    Light strong is an oxymoron that can’t be done.

    Not true.
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    You are looking at 3-D capable airframes, lighter...

    You are looking at 3-D capable airframes, lighter loading=better 3-D if that is what you seek.

    Bob
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    I can tell you this from experience, the poly...

    I can tell you this from experience, the poly glues can activate from just the moisture in the air and in the wood and core. They also can expand with enough hydraulic pressure to push the skins off...
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    Lets say you are buying an airplane, one has 1025...

    Lets say you are buying an airplane, one has 1025 sq.in. of wing area, the other has 893 sq in of wing area. Now lets say they both weigh 10 lbs. = 160 ozs. The airplane with 1025 will have a loading...
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    If there is I have never seen one. Bob

    If there is I have never seen one.

    Bob
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    If you are going to use epoxy laminating resin or...

    If you are going to use epoxy laminating resin or polyurethane glue like Gorilla glue, use vacuum, its that simple. if using 3M 30-NF no vacuum needed. There are IMAC guys that have been using 3M...
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    Yes and you can add talcum powder to it as well...

    Yes and you can add talcum powder to it as well if you so desire. I also use it to put down 1/2 and 3/4 oz. fiberglass cloth for the purpose of painting, but that is another story. Nothing special I...
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    I have to laugh because some years back when...

    I have to laugh because some years back when Aeroworks still produced builder kits I built one of their 40% Edge 540s, mine pictured below, anyway I was attending an event at the Randolf AFB...
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    I use this. ref=olp_product_details...

    I use this.

    ref=olp_product_details

    Bob
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    No vacuum then go with 3M 30-NF contact adhesive,...

    No vacuum then go with 3M 30-NF contact adhesive, you can spray it, brush it or roll it, heat makes it only stick better unlike many of the other contact ahesives like 3M 77 spray adhesive that heat...
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    Exactly! Bob

    Exactly!

    Bob
  13. Thread: Old 3D better??

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    I flew several of them, they were fun to fly but...

    I flew several of them, they were fun to fly but they had some bad habits as well, like when you would put in an inverted harrier as I recall it would just get pissed off and a handful on the...
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    Yes it was an original Lanier kit and I did not...

    Yes it was an original Lanier kit and I did not replace the wood, I thinned and lightened every stick, sheet or plank prior to gluing it in. I also went with a carbon fiber wing tube, main gear and...
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    Yup 15 lbs. 8ozs. with a DA 50cc on the nose is...

    Yup 15 lbs. 8ozs. with a DA 50cc on the nose is doable if you put your mind to it.

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    Bob
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    You are right of course, the grain will not show...

    You are right of course, the grain will not show through on a properly sanded and cleaned surface, even in the hot sun of the Mojave desert or hear in San Antonio.

    Bob
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    + 1 Bob

    + 1

    Bob
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    Your Laser is actually 11 lbs. heavier than mine...

    Your Laser is actually 11 lbs. heavier than mine was empty, but who cares, as long as you are happy with it then that is all that matters. You finished it and you are flying, looks great and...
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    It's all good Gene, and thanks for the kind words...

    It's all good Gene, and thanks for the kind words Vincent, I did follow your build thread on the Edge with admiration of your skills. Very nice 540 you built there buddy!

    Bob
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    I mostly scratch build anymore although I do have...

    I mostly scratch build anymore although I do have 2 kits in waiting to build. A Midwest Cap 232, and a Sig Astro Hog bipe. Although I would like to see Aeroworks produce builder kits again I really...
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    I agree, what a beautiful build job! Bob

    I agree, what a beautiful build job!

    Bob
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    I have been to clubs now that don't allow it...

    I have been to clubs now that don't allow it anymore, as Gene already stated many of the larger giant scale events don't allow 72 anymore, in 2010 I flew one of the noon time demo flights at the Joe...
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    LOL... Kurt, go to your room! Bob

    LOL... Kurt, go to your room!

    Bob
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    Oh yes dearest Kurt our purest motive was that we...

    Oh yes dearest Kurt our purest motive was that we needed to be happy. What a Delta Hotel...

    Bob
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    Allot of builders are still out there Leroy, some...

    Allot of builders are still out there Leroy, some just won't post their build thread efforts on RCU anymore. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/carden-aircraft-401/5153525-40-260-diet.html This build...
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