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Old 03-19-2010, 10:22 AM
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hi - i've decided to glass my CG Super Chipmunk so will be skinning the wings and fuse - i've just been to the shop to get some 1/16 balsa wood sheeting but they stock 1/32 would the thinner material be better from the weight point of view or is it too thin ? i'm guessing once it's glassed it will be strong enough - thanks
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Default RE: fibreglassing over which skin?

It's a large plane, I would go with the 1/16"...actually, I would go with what is included with the kit for the wing sheeting which is probably 3/32".

Weight saving is negligible going with the thinner sheeting and the structure will be weaker. Remember, you have to sand the surface before glassing.

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Default RE: fibreglassing over which skin?

thanks don - do you think the glassing will add too much weight?
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If done with lightweight skinning glass and not the thick structural glass you'll add very little weight. Again, it's a big plane, it can handle the weight.

[link=http://www.airfieldmodels.com/information_source/how_to_articles_for_model_builders/finishing_techniques/apply_fiberglass_finish/index.htm]Check this link out for "How To"[/link]

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Default RE: fibreglassing over which skin?

great thanks - i've been reading this site - really useful

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