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Old 11-25-2005, 12:55 PM
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I will be building the p-51 from great planes (1st warbird) and I want to glass it. The web page states that this plane has an "open bay wing". Will glassing be a problem? Thanks for any tips.
Old 11-25-2005, 04:03 PM
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Default RE: Glassing a p-51

no it shouldent i did mine edges are a little tricky but take it slowe but not to slow it may harden on you
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Default RE: Glassing a p-51

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I will be building the p-51 from great planes (1st warbird) and I want to glass it. The web page states that this plane has an "open bay wing". Will glassing be a problem? Thanks for any tips.
You can not glass over open space. The fiberglass needs a solid surface for support.

If you are willing to be a 'little unorthodox' and use silkspan instead of 'traditional covering' (Monokote,etc ) you can do it using the polyurethane method for glassing. Bradley Walker's article on finishing U/C planes deals with silkspan and using polyurethane.

http://www.egpworld.com/ultrahobby/t...INGARTICLE.htm

The other option would be to sheet the open bays and then glass the plane.

Hope this helps.
Old 11-25-2005, 06:47 PM
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MMM I beleive that I will sheet the panels. Thanks for your response.

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