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11-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Hi, just establishing my own thread. Fuselages are finished with Polycrylic and hard points for landing gear and struts are installed. All are aroung 13 grams or so. Charging my camera to take some pix.
11-12-2009, 07:55 PM
Looking forward to learning more of this.
The framework you have in your other photo - are the skins independant of that? Do you just add the skin to the frame, or put the frame inside the skin?
11-12-2009, 08:00 PM
11-13-2009, 01:42 AM
I am dying to see and read more!
11-16-2009, 08:33 PM
So OK cocobear, out with it!
Oh, and thanks,
11-28-2009, 03:15 AM
:ws: We're waiting... (slobber):silly:
11-29-2009, 09:52 PM
Sorry, been buried
12-20-2009, 10:16 AM
The 'old school' way to mould balsa was to soak it in ammonia. The ammonia softens the bonds in the wood fibres and allows it to be moulded into quite tight compound curves. The usual method was to carve a solid 'plug' (rather time consuming) then form the ammonia soaked balsa over the plug.
This method is quick if your are doing several fuselages but due to the need to carve the initial plug quite labour intensive for only one.
I'm interested to see if this is how DJ has done it.. please tell us DJ!
12-21-2009, 04:08 PM
I am just soaking in water. it only takes a couple oh hours to carve a plug. really not that big of a deal on a small plane like this. I will be back on this shortly as I have been distracted by this:
12-21-2009, 07:38 PM
I have been distracted by this:
I read your posts. I'd just HAVE to buy one if it was either a Balsa Kit or an ARF in about 40 inch size. As far as the landing gear for the "average" pilot, well, lot's of planes out there with gear not up to the task of average pilots.
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