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Old 09-15-2002, 08:27 AM
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I broke my fuselage into 2 halves & i have been told that it woudl require re-enforcing with Fibre Glass.

How woudl 1 go about it . & waht materials r required ?

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Old 09-15-2002, 09:09 AM
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How about showing us a photo, with a few stats on how it's built, what size, etc.?

If it's an all-wood structure, you may not need any glass.
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It's a Seduction Funfly .

It had a earlier crash in the same spot . While doing aerobatics it broke in Air into 2 on the same spot.

It's a Bals model & quite flimsy on the fuselage .

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You might try glueing your fuse back together. Then, glue some strips of carbon fiber perpendicular to the glue joints, using thin CA. Cut the carbon fiber strips so as they extend about two inches on either side of the glue joints. I crashed a plane last year that broke the fuse in half behind the cockpit. I used this method to repair it and it is still going strong.
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Waht is Fibre Glass ?

Waht components does one buy to make the Fibre Glass compound which can be used on the aircraft ?

How does one apply it ?

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Since you're obviously determined to take no notice of the advice you're getting I suggest a web search on "fiberglass materials" (that's the way the Americans spell it). You'll get plenty of information.

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Hey Steve,

Don't be a Bunghole. The person may very well take the advice, but still wants to learn about fiberglass.

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Lewin ,

Thansk for yoru advise .\

I am interested in knowing as mentioend in the abvove thread . What is fibre Glass & what components go into one for model airplane repair purposes & how does one apply it .

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"Fiberglass" is a generic term that's come to describe the combination of reinforcing fabrics and various types of resin.

Essentially, "fiberglass" is created when these fabrics (usually fiberglass cloth, although Kevlar and carbon fiber are often used) are combined with either epoxy resin or polyester resin, forming a tough, lightweight composite.

There is a wealth of free, downloadable information which will help you learn the process and the material attributes, at http://www.fibreglast.com , http://www.acp-composites.com/ , and http://www.cstsales.com/articles_for_model_builders.htm

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Originally posted by Steve Guinn
Don't be a Bunghole. The person may very well take the advice, but still wants to learn about fiberglass.
And exactly how much did your comment help him to learn anything ? The world's just full of critics ain't it ?

The spelling difference and the fact the fiber/fibreglass is one word were useful information for anyone who can be bothered to do a little of his own research.

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Mike ,

thanks for your reply . It helped. I saw the first site & the other 2 sites really helped.

Matter of fact, spent some time at the LHS seeing how they actully used this .

Great learnign experience .

Thanks.

Arjun
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My pleasure, Arjun.

Composites are easier to use than many people think. The more we demystify building techniques in general, the more our hobby benefits.
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