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04-22-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By T_om

I built an Ace Silver Seven single stick which I...

I built an Ace Silver Seven single stick which I still have. Love the radio. I am going to have it converted to Taranis electronics.

Tom
07-03-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,948
Posted By T_om

Since I see no point in buying thimblefuls of...

Since I see no point in buying thimblefuls of epoxy, gallons are fine with me. I have no idea what "girl" you spoke to. Was she a grade schooler? Pre-teen? Or was the female you spoke to an...
07-02-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,948
Posted By T_om

Huh? ADTECH is about the same price as WEST... ...

Huh? ADTECH is about the same price as WEST... but whatever blows your skirt up.

Tom
06-28-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By T_om

I have been very happy with my Aoyue. ...

I have been very happy with my Aoyue.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BSW69LI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00#customerReviews

Comes with ten tips AND an extra heating...
06-28-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,948
Posted By T_om

ADTECH 820 (my favorite resin) has acceptable Tg...

ADTECH 820 (my favorite resin) has acceptable Tg at room temperature cure but does MUCH better when cured at elevated temperatures.

Not to talk down to people or insult anyone, but you need to...
05-29-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,906
Posted By T_om

You have that exactly backwards. The hardener is...

You have that exactly backwards. The hardener is different.

Tom
10-29-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,804
Posted By T_om

You have some anger issues. Perhaps your...

You have some anger issues. Perhaps your medication or counseling sessions are not working?

Tom

PS: Addressing another post, I have never heard of an epoxy that contains wax. Polyester...
10-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,804
Posted By T_om

20 years of composite boatbuilding and repair. ...

20 years of composite boatbuilding and repair. Polyester won't cure over epoxy unless a tie coat is used.

But no need to take my word for it. A simple Google search will show you all the...
10-28-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,804
Posted By T_om

One other thing to keep in mind is that polyester...

One other thing to keep in mind is that polyester resin will not harden over epoxy.

Tom
08-02-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,394
Posted By T_om

First, I just like working with composites. ...

First, I just like working with composites. Second, the cowl is usually the very first thing ever damaged on a model (assuming it is not totaled). I can turn out as many as I can destroy. :) Last,...
08-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By T_om

After a LOT of research and experimentation I now...

After a LOT of research and experimentation I now use Adtech 820 resin and hardener.

Go here: http://www.adtechplastics.com/pc-64-51-820-epoxy-resin-ultra-low-viscosity-laminating-system.aspx
...
08-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,394
Posted By T_om

I show a cowl layup in my Monocoupe thread here:...

I show a cowl layup in my Monocoupe thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2011807

Start at post #72

I also show how to get some quick fiberglass wheel pants made up. ...
12-20-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By T_om

I second Thayercraft. Been buying there for...

I second Thayercraft. Been buying there for years.

Tom
12-17-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 18,291
Posted By T_om

Hello Larry. The only problem with your...

Hello Larry.

The only problem with your statement above is that it contradicts itself. You say it will not add strength then go on to say it needs to be durable. Strength = durability. See the...
12-16-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 18,291
Posted By T_om

Well, well, well, Bob. I am sure everyone here...

Well, well, well, Bob. I am sure everyone here is appreciative of your genius in discovering the blind among us. And you declare that you are so blessed with insight as to be able to proclaim the...
12-16-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 18,291
Posted By T_om

No facts were ignored. The purpose of any...

No facts were ignored. The purpose of any coating over a layer of fiberglass cloth, no matter the weight of the cloth, is to fill the weave. Any additional amount of resin or acrylic coating over...
12-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,685
Posted By T_om

The filler i have used for a LONG time with foam...

The filler i have used for a LONG time with foam plugs is a mix of DAP ultra light spackle and Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty. Both are available at big box stores. I get mine from the Lowe's next...
12-16-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,337
Posted By T_om

The original poster asked about alternatives to...

The original poster asked about alternatives to lite ply and I have been making one for years now. Just using leftover resin, scrap foam, and scrap glass cloth.

I posted about it in my Monocoupe...
12-16-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 18,291
Posted By T_om

Um, just saw this and wanted to add a bit of a...

Um, just saw this and wanted to add a bit of a second, and different, opinion..

There is a tremendous benefit to epoxy. It is shell hardness which is probably 50 times greater than MinWax...
11-15-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By T_om

I will never go back to pins again, ever. ...

I will never go back to pins again, ever.

Magnets are SO much easier.

Tom
11-14-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By T_om

Here is a very inexpensive board that works...

Here is a very inexpensive board that works great.

Well, sorry. This forum's method of handling pictures really sucks.

See the board and where to get it in my build thread here: ...
11-06-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By T_om

Well, yes... but almost every CAD package in the...

Well, yes... but almost every CAD package in the universe offers that feature, not just TurboCAD

Tom
09-21-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By T_om

RE: Large volume hotbox

Hello Adam,

I have all the necessary stuff now. For weight savings I am going to use this: http://www.r*****c.com/downloads/DataSheets/rmp3.pdf

It is in-stock at Home Depot and is rated to...
09-14-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By T_om

RE: Large volume hotbox

Hello Karl,

The shipper was an honest one... I got the USPS shipping notification and Priority Mail tracking number yesterday.

He was the one listing ".99 Cent Opening Bid & Free Shipping"...
09-13-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By T_om

RE: Large volume hotbox

Hello Karl,

Just for giggles I put in a 99 Cent bid on a used convection oven fan with free shipping on eBay... and won. :) My Ranco temperature controller came yesterday, I got it here as...
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