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Old Jan 23, 2013, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BigD1961 View Post
Check out the thread over in scratchbuilt foamies for some information on the kit offered by WM Park Flyers.
I couldn't resist and ordered the kit and floats. I have all of the foam parts glued together. I used both Foam Tac and hot glue. You have to work with the wing tips to get them on correctly and hot glue worked best for those.

One thing I noticed with my floats is that one of the 4 side covers was 3mm thicker than the other three, and was smooth with mold dimples on it. Apparently they forgot to hot wire that side. I trimmed it down on my band saw so no biggie.

One thing I wasn't thrilled with was the texture of the foam. It is not smooth and almost has a texture like a corn cob. I inquired about sanding it down and it was suggested that I not do that as the foam had been hot wire trimmed which created a skin that aides in the foam strength. Oh well, as long as it flys well. I got the blue fuse and yellow wings. The colors do look nice and are very bright.

Even though this is a pretty simple build I did have a few questions that the instructions did not answer. The German to English translated instructions are pretty poor.

There is a cutout above the wing to place the 5g servos. I had to cut it deeper to fit my Hextronic servos in. Other than the servo location there are no recommendations in the instructions on where to place anything else.

The kit comes with "wicking" type CA hinges. I was originally going to use Blenderm tape hinges but the tape would not stick to the foam so I used the CA hinges. WMParkflyers recommends doing Foam Tac hinging. When beveling the control surfaces for hinging be sure to use a new blade as the spongy foam does not trim easily. Also do not trim edge super thin as small chunks will come out and make Foam Tac hinging more difficult.

I am waiting on a smaller Rx before proceeding with electronics installation. I hate to see stuff hanging on the sides so will explore how to hide the stuff.

Overall I am pleased with the kit and am guessing that it is going to be very durable.
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