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Old 06-30-2015, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by RodneyFord View Post
Hi Barrie nice to hear from you.
The interesting bits for me are the things that are done differently or in a new way.
These are:
The free form shaping using the profile gauge for symmetry (I got pretty close by eye)

Polyester mold with gel coat sprayed in with popcorn gun (I got a new compressor that will run continuously)

Engineered mold locating and joining system.

1mm Rohacell for the sandwich material in the finished fuselage.

My first decent size electric model. I might do my own contra gearbox, I mean how hard can it be!
If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. Lol.

Nah, just kidding. Would be well worth having a go. I haven't seen an exploded view of one, but I think there would be a fair bit of work involved. I'm a first class machinist by trade, so would be very interested. Post plenty of photos and give a good description of what you do if you decide to try.