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12-07-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: plug finish?

I've used gray for my plugs, some people like black or white.

You'll want to use a quality urethane primer before painting, then a couple good coats of paint. After that, you can buff, going...
11-15-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,858
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Tupperware bowl for mold

Apply two coats of wax, then buff with an extremely clean cloth. Then, apply a thick coat, let it dry a bit, and buff again with a very clean cloth. Then apply a thin final coat, and buff. Then you...
11-13-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: How many coats of gel cote

If you use epoxy gelcoat, then you want to apply a good coat, not too thick, and let it sit for about an hour and a half. After that, you should want to apply a thicker coat. I would than wait until...
11-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Need ideas to fabricate a CF landing gear

Rich's explanation is very good.

However, I would like to add this tutorial by CST.

It shows a similar method, but it shows photos of the process.

...
10-29-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: fibreglass cloth supplier

acp-composites.com
fiberglasssupply.com
10-23-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,974
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Epoxy resin brands

West System is relatively inexpensive.

I use ACP's (Aerospace Composite Products) EZ-LAM 60 resin. It's great stuff.

I am also planning to test MGS resin, but it's extremely expensive ($200...
10-21-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Peel Ply

Dhal,

Have you tested the polyester fabric to see if it works as peel ply?

If it does, about how much does it cost per linear yard?

It may be an inexpensive substitute for peel ply.
10-21-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Peel Ply

Peel ply is polyester or nylon cloth treated so it will not bond to epoxy resin.

It is applied after the last layer of fiberglass/carbon/kevlar, to absorb some excess resin. When it is peeled...
10-20-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: PVA question

I spray my PVA without thinning.

Sputtering is not a problem, as long as you apply a thick, even coat that will not drip, but meld together to form a shiny film with minimal orange peel. An...
10-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Mold release problems.....

Lou,

I'm sorry but I have to disagree.

While WAX can be used alone, PVA NEEDS to be used on top of wax. It will not melt the wax if a proper molding wax is used, like partall number ten...
10-20-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,207
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: ballons vs chopped vs milled

Milled glass is very short length glass fibres. Used for stuffing in places to get strength.

Chopped is the same, but longer. Same use as above

Microballoons are used to make a lightweight,...
02-04-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,637
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Piece O’ Cake - no more?

Another nice plane- the dynaflite Skeeter, has been discontinued on Tower. I wanted to buy one for christmas and to my surprise, tower no longer carries it.
10-17-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,146
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Suggestion for light lift slope glider

SIG Ninja? Or maybe a Talon? Tell us what you mean by light lift.
10-07-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: toughest covering for foam?

Go to RCGROUPS and do a search for "New Stuff" on the Slope forum
09-19-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Anybody Converted a CMP Discus to Electric powered??

LOL thats a different way of looking at things....
09-19-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,276
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Anybody Converted a CMP Discus to Electric powered??

Yea, if you think about the term "electric assisted sailplane" its kinda contradictory, so I only fly pure power or pure glider.
09-18-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Need Help!

I am using a solid steel wing joiner with an inserted aluminum tube in the wing on my homebuilt Ferox. Inside the fuse, there is a clip on each wing, so i use a cuppl of rubber bands to hold the...
09-17-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,999
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: GP Siren... time for the motor

My brother still flies his Orbit 4 channel one stick radio, so I guess an FG-Series Futaba may be safe.
Edit: BTW my brothers not that old hes 22 but the radio was my uncles before him.
09-12-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Intermmediate airfoil, help needed

MH-32 Lifts with very little wind and can get quite fast on the slopes. I am using it both on my Ferox and on my Elliptical Zagi flying wing design.
09-08-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Micro Spirit, check it out

Wow. 8800 feet? The air must be lots thinner there....?
09-08-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Micro Spirit, check it out

Lol I just measured the wing and found out it is actually 95 cm. Colmo where do you fly.?
09-08-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Micro Spirit, check it out

1700 so I charge on Friday and fly all weekend lol. And the pack doesn't weigh more than my 700 mAh pack I have on my Guppy.
A few months ago I upgraded all of my batteries to either 5 cell where...
09-08-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Micro Spirit, check it out

I used hexTronik HTX900 9 gram servos and I can tell you they are great. Better holding power than HS55s. Receiver is a R147F 35 Mhz Single Conversion slim receiver
Battery pack is a 1700 mah AAA...
09-08-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,643
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: A Eagle..

The video is on youtube the link is on a thread titled 9Meter Ventus
09-08-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By SoarLA45

RE: Micro Spirit, check it out

I have a Mini Spirit 80 cm wingspan. Flies great. I am using a Pee Wee engine with extended tank to take it up when theres no wind at my slope.
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