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cocobear
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.

DJ

7car7
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?

PaperAirplane
11-12-2009, 08:00 PM
Subscribed.

dbcisco
11-13-2009, 01:42 AM
I am dying to see and read more!

details
11-16-2009, 08:33 PM
Subscribed

So OK cocobear, out with it!

Please.;)

Oh, and thanks,
Dave:D

IndyJones
11-28-2009, 03:15 AM
:ws: We're waiting... (slobber):silly:

cocobear
11-29-2009, 09:52 PM
Sorry, been buried

JetPlaneFlyer
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!

Steve

cocobear
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:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9307906/tm.htm

7car7
12-21-2009, 07:38 PM
I have been distracted by this:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_9307906/tm.htm

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.