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Old 04-24-2004, 02:54 PM
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When making a plug from scratch how do I get the cross sections and how far apart do I put them? Do I sandwich 2" foam between them? How Do I get the former for the centerline?
Old 04-25-2004, 11:11 AM
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Use the "Search" function here, and you'll find a ton of great free information, from a variety of sources.

Here's how I do it:
http://www.nextcraft.com/rcdesignandbuilding.html
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I have made two fuselage plugs so far. One of them was foam. I used a device called a Tekoa Roto-cut, and did the job with just 3 sections. (a 25% Su31). The other was a .60 sizes Su26. For that I built a *crutch profile* from 1/4 inch balsa, layed up lite ply bulkheads and sheeted it with 1/8 inc balsa.

I found that the balsa built up plug was easier to get a good finish on, and it didn't require as heavy fabric layup. (two layers of 3 oz)
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Hi Tommyboy1229

Check out [link=http://www.paonline.com/hayman/video.htm]Made Easy DVD's[/link]

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