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Old 07-09-2016, 08:32 AM   #11
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When you set up the wing warp be sure to marry in a lot of rudder, because wing warp causes lots of NEGATIVE YAW!! The wright brothers crashed their first wing warp aircraft! That aircraft would be an excellent flyer on: rudder, elevator and motor control.

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:41 AM   #12
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............"an excellent flyer on: rudder, elevator and motor control"
Yes, I would NEVER tackle wing warping on a model, that must have been a
nightmare for rigging and maintenance.

Did the rudder with aluminum tube for the outline. That glue takes over
24 hrs to fully cure, worked out well attaching Coverlite, so will be ok
on aluminum
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:33 AM   #13
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The Stits products are made to work with fabric to aluminum bonding. They have a fabric cement and any of the Stits paints will work. The procedure I used was: first install white hockey stick tape, then paint it with two cotes of the Stits first cote paint. When heat is applied to the Stits paint they soften, caution they also mix with the colour on our plastic finishes. Then I would soak the tape again with stits and stick the fabric down. All their products dry within minutes. Then you paint through the fabric and smooth it down with my hand. You could probably use the Stits fabric cement as a primer and iron the plastic covering directly to it. By the way Stits is a polyurethane quick dry enamel and fuel proof.

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I want to get the engine cowl out of the way before continuing.
I made a mold for the vacuformer, from balsa.
It ended up a little lopsided after sawing the circle, so I just
carved and sanded without using the drill for a lathe.
Not critical anyway, because there is a big cut-out at the bottom.
As with any vacuform mold, always glue 1/8" backing to allow for trim.
Some finishing and sanding, and its ready for vacuforming
Then, wait til my wife is away because she doesnt like the hot plastic smell
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:46 AM   #15
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all tech aside, I appreciate your wisdom in catering to your wife's likes and wants - keeps unity and makes for a happy 'sponsor' @ my place, kudos Wendell
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Got the vacuform job done. Homemade vacuformer is just a box with a
kithchen-range hood filter glued to the top, with a few reinforcement rods.
Plastic is 1/32". Usually have to make 3 to get a good one, but got a good
one first time--temperature is crucial when you pull out of the oven.
Too hot, and you get a useless soap bubble, too cold, and it wont pull
over the mold. I smear a little olive oil on the mold for easier release.
The second one I made didnt pull down all the way, but I can use
the front part to beef up the good one, which is a little flimsy.
I made many things with this vacuformer over the years, and its
a very satisfying part of scratch building.
.....gotta clean up the mess in the kitchen before wife gets home
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:15 AM   #17
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goregeous! - looks like Electrolux in action - 'repurposed'
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:00 AM   #18
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found the Electrolux in roadside garbage, bringing the cost of the vacuformer to 5 bucks
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:01 PM   #19
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What are you thinking about paint on the foam? something that will protect it an not eat I am sure, great idea though.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:03 PM   #20
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I meant the foam on the wheels. Again, nice work with the $5. former, Electrolux repurposed - saves cash for other goodies
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