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Old Mar 02, 2010, 01:01 AM
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Cool New Tip!

Ok so Im building a new 5mm EPP plane and had decided to use flat 5mm carbon in the wing as the main brace so here the methos I came up for cutting a perfect slot in the foam

Items needed for method

" DONT THROW AWAY THOSE OLD #11 BLADES"

And if you have a candle handy your good to go.
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Old Mar 05, 2010, 06:29 AM
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I use to have a hobby hot knife. It was basically a soldering iron with a #11 tip that I picked up at Michael's. Last time I tried CF strips I used white gorilla glue. What type of glue is working out for you with EPP?
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Old Mar 05, 2010, 09:27 AM
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Since trying this method I went with 5 minute epoxy I like to wipe it on both sides with a stir stick from starbucks and then press it in place, drag over the carbon with a extra piece of epp to push any extra epoxy down around carbon, then apply small pieces of painters tape to hold it all tightly together and then lay some weights on it to make sure it dies flat.
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Old Mar 05, 2010, 02:29 PM
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What is the thickness of your carbon? Do you sell it on your site?
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Old Mar 05, 2010, 07:32 PM
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The carbon is is from rcskyflyer here in CA I did not have any on hand and I order a few rods from then as my other dealer did no have any
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