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Old 04-07-2008, 08:00 PM
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I am awaiting a Wild Hawk, the poor man's version of the Easy Star.
I have read about wrapping the nose in tape prior to flying and wondered if this would work.
You know the product which is like liquid rubber and you dip the handles of pliars or screwdrivers in it and it sets up like rubber?
I was thinking of duipping the nose of the plane into it and seeing if it would act like a cushion when I crash. I mean land.
I would test it on a piece of foam and see if it dissolves it and if it adheres to it.
Any ideas?
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:06 PM
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That rubber stuff is pretty heavy and may significantly change your CG.

Stick with some packing tape to protect from abrasion and most bumps. Really, you're more likely to damage the wing than the fuse in a crash.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:00 PM
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I didn't think about the weight.
I do use packing tape on the leading edge of the wings on my Begin Air so I will just wrap it up.
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Old 04-08-2008, 02:44 AM
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iirc, the solvent for that dipping plastic is Xylene and that might just eat the nose off before it ever dried. After all, it keeps the plastic dissolved, doesn't it? Test a drop on some un-needed piece of foam first.
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