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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Great guide.
Thanks! I wanted to incorporate the skinning process, but it ended up being too much of a pain. For those interested in learning more about the process and materials selection, I highly recommend reading Gordon's Skeletonized Airframes thread, where I learned many of these techniques:

One thing to note on the fuse construction, I do not bond the forward, middle, and rear fuse sections together. I bond them all to the skin, and use the skin as a hinge to make the tapered forward and rear sections. After everything is set to shape, you can go back and wick a very small amount of thin foam safe into those joints to bond the foam sections of the fuselage together.

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