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Old Nov 07, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Aluminum foil tape (for duct-work) will radiate most of the heat (at a weight penalty), but you might have to mount your antenna external to keep it from being shielded.

Any kind of Monokote will shrink in the heat, warping your plane.

Aside from protecting the outside of the plane, your electronics' temperatures will climb quickly. Battery, motor and ESC could overheat unless you have some way to cool them.

It might be a matter of strategy... gain your altitude in cold air, then throttle down and glide over the volcano, catching thermals and updrafts as you go... so the motor is not running while you are in the heat.
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