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Old 09-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Clear coat / Gloss bottom of fuse

Anyone ever put clear coat or gloss on the bottom of the fuse for belly landings in the grass to protect the paint?
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:52 AM   #2
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What's wrong with learning to land with landing gear?

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If the plane is a full body foam, you could use the 2" wide shipping tape to protect it.
If it is balsa you may have to use something stronger like clear plastic windows from some packaging materials, I save that stuff to make canopy's

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What's wrong with learning to land with landing gear?
Can't land with landing gear in 3 inch grass.
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If the plane is a full body foam, you could use the 2" wide shipping tape to protect it.
If it is balsa you may have to use something stronger like clear plastic windows from some packaging materials, I save that stuff to make canopy's
Tried the shipping tape before and it doesn't look all that great and it collected little pieces of grass =/
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I've had good results using Dollar store 5 minute epoxy on areas that need reinforcing. Just smear it on with your finger and it will dry hard and clear. I've also used lexan skid strips epoxied into the nose/tail/wing tips that may come in contact with pavement on my landing gear equipped models. Thin music wire can also be used. Just bend the ends to be epoxied into the foam.
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