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Forum: Seaplanes
10-06-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By woopie

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

MonoKote will stick to coating/laminating epoxy, if that's what you used with the fiberglass. Sure beats painting.
Forum: Seaplanes
07-17-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By woopie

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

My CG is marked at 2 & 7/16" in front of the main gear block wire center line. Another way to measure would be from the rear wing spar (where the ailerons are hinged) and measure forward along the...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-30-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By woopie

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

I feel 6oz fiberglass is overkill and requires more finishing effort. Fiberglass on the tip floats is also overkill.
I used K&B Medium (2oz.) fiberglass for the pylon area and forward bottom of the...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-28-2008, 04:07 PM
Forum: Seaplanes
06-26-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By woopie

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Here's a photo of my added water rudder. 0.030 aluminum held on with no. 2 screws. The bottom of the rudder was capped with 3mm lite ply. Use a bit of silicone sealant in the screw holes before...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By woopie

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Thank you.
Another thing I did was hollow out the nose block and cut an access hole in the front former. The lead shot I used for nose weight was all in the nose block and held together with epoxy...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By woopie

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

Here are a few shots of the hatch area.
The inside of the removable hatch is coated with thinned epoxy lay-up/coating resin to seal the wood.
The 1/16" ply tabs (w/screw holes) lock the hatch in...
Forum: Seaplanes
06-25-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 101,351
Posted By woopie

RE: Northstar mods - Tell me what you think

One thing I did to my Northstar was to divide the hatch in half and glue the rear half in place. Then make new formers for the open halves and have only the forward section removable. Still plenty of...
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