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04-14-2016, 05:09 PM
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Posted By MTK

Thanks for the explanation. I love sticking...

Thanks for the explanation. I love sticking sticks together so I am very interested in the all wood kits
04-14-2016, 01:14 PM
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Posted By MTK

Don, what an impressive undertaking. Tremendous...

Don, what an impressive undertaking. Tremendous effort. I am in process of moving into retirement in Florida and that's just our immediate belongings. It's not a business. We are wiped out.

when...
02-23-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By MTK

Dave, I've not seen anyone use the MAC to...

Dave, I've not seen anyone use the MAC to determine wing area before. MAC practically always will be a larger number than the average chord as you well know (for tapered planforms). It looks like...
07-07-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By MTK

JR, There is a company in Washington I think...

JR,

There is a company in Washington I think that sells carbon cloth and tow at about half the price of most other sources. I've not purchased from them since I have quite a supply of the stuff...
05-06-2014, 06:50 AM
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Posted By MTK

If the part is small, such as wheel pants for...

If the part is small, such as wheel pants for example, sand each half on a flat surface to get a square mating surface. Fit the two halves and tempararily join them with ca to hold the fit. Then add...
05-06-2013, 01:15 PM
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Posted By MTK

RE: Making Molds of Classic Pattern Plane Fuselages & Parts to Keep them Alive for all of us to Enjoy!

Ahhh, back in the days of 500 ma airborne batteries.

Yes that's right...I remember the distinctiveNACA duct feature it sported on its nose (I think it was the nose and not the belly pan) for the...
05-04-2013, 05:34 PM
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Posted By MTK

RE: Making Molds of Classic Pattern Plane Fuselages & Parts to Keep them Alive for all of us to Enjoy!

I agree Tony. Man this brings back a memory from the past......It was around 82 or 83 when I built one for a friend. I set it up completely including the test and trim flights, witha brand new YS 60...
07-17-2012, 08:22 AM
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Posted By MTK

RE: Making Molds of Classic Pattern Plane Fuselages & Parts to Keep them Alive for all of us to Enjoy!

If memory is right, the Super Arrow was a slightly larger version of the original Matt Arrow; I think wing area was larger. The fuse was the same. Hobby Barn was selling them. There was also an Arrow...
09-15-2011, 12:18 PM
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Posted By MTK

RE: Making Molds of Classic Pattern Plane Fuselages & Parts to Keep them Alive for all of us to Enjoy!

Dave,

You come across as the experimental type. By all means, I highly recommend trying your hand at mold making. I've done these since the early 80's, and my first efforst were very crude by...
09-15-2011, 09:08 AM
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Posted By MTK

RE: Making Molds of Classic Pattern Plane Fuselages & Parts to Keep them Alive for all of us to Enjoy!

Dave,

The rear of any layed-up fuse may be stiffened in several ways. One way is to laminate a composite sandwich with 1/32" balsa and with lower weight glass. The resultant fuse will actually...
09-08-2011, 08:36 AM
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Posted By MTK

RE: Making Molds of Classic Pattern Plane Fuselages & Parts to Keep them Alive for all of us to Enjoy!

Thanks. I've never used a gel coat in my molds, only the base coat (epoxy plus reinforcing colored filler). I've always used epoxy for molds. I was concerned with polyester shrinkage but it sounds...
09-07-2011, 05:36 PM
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Posted By MTK

RE: Making Molds of Classic Pattern Plane Fuselages & Parts to Keep them Alive for all of us to Enjoy!

I appreciate the effort, knowledge and skill it takes to tackle such projects. Nice work!!

Which sprayable gel coat are you using for the mold?

Are your castings bagged?
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