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Old 01-20-2015, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by R8893 View Post
I've been in the hobby for over 50 years, and although I have not done it myself, back in the old days the magazine articles would talk about removing warps with steam blowing out of a tea kettle. Those had to be doped structures. I have also heard that dope is a thermoplastic hence can be worked somewhat with heat. I was a kid then and just tried to fly crooked models.

That seems like a very loud way to do it. at least with my tea kettle... it whistles !!!

but I think it might be worth a try... I have a warped aileron that I can detach first and try it on that and see how things work.

It is such a pretty model once you are past the dust. I want to really do as little as possible to destroy the vintage patina on it. I doubt I could reproduce it.

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