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Old 04-12-2004, 09:11 AM   #11
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I really like your fiberglass method. This would be great and worth the time for a scale model but I think it might be a bit over kill for a 40 size sport plane.

The pop bottle method is fast, cheep, and is easily done with readily available materials. Perfect for a sport 40 size. The pop bottle material is tough as nails and can be easily painted in one quick step. I just though it would be worth a try. The one I saw was awsome, made for an electric plane built from blue foam. This cowel will be very light and extremely durable.

And yes IT DOES work! Very nicely too!
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:14 PM   #12
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i think it would be kinda hard to fabricate a new cowl for my eagle ...its pilot kit and i can no longer get cowls for it...how big a pop bottle would i need for it? if interested in making comments on this one go nuts....i will take pics of the cowl as i have it now.... would like to get something mad for it tho....
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:28 PM   #13
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The Pilot eagle is a 1/3 scale right? Why not try a great planes cowl or one from iron bay models, they are the old byron, it might fit, worth a shot.
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:33 PM   #14
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i am trying to lose weight in the front end of it.....and the way my cowl is it looks shitty right now....if go to to fibreglass it over it just adds more weight.... so i thought maybe doing a mould or something like it for the eaglke woul;d be good....any suggestions? or would i need someone to help with this?
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Old 04-12-2004, 06:39 PM   #15
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making a cowl

OK, so I picked up some "plaster of Paris" and borrowed buddy M's cowl. Go with a self setting plaster. being wrapped in plastic doesn't lend itself to drying very well.

I put the cowl nose down on the counter. I put some shrink wrap into the cowl, pressed it up against the sides as best I could. I filled the cowl with plaster, thumped it on the table a few times, and put a stick in the middle for handling later, and let it set.

30 minutes later, voila. An almost perfect plug. Released from the cowl with very little effort. Shrink wrap came off the plug no problem. There are some wrinkle lines from the shrink wrap, I will fill these with spackle, sand smooth, and paint with latex.

So now the question is to use the pop bottle or try hosery. I've always wanted to work up a sweat with red stockings ...... Umm .... I gotta go!
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