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Old Apr 29, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Charlie, I was referring to Glenn's Aircadkits foamie planes.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 04:23 PM
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Sorry. We don't do foamies
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 05:27 PM
When's the next fly-in?
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I didn't figure you did...that's why I addressed my post to Glenn.

BUT when you did reply, I checked out your website just to be sure.
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Old Apr 29, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Thanks
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 01:11 AM
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Dee-grose, that is what is coming from hijacking a thread.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 01:34 AM
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Charlie, I was referring to Glenn's Aircadkits foamie planes.
I still have one of Glenn's CRJ Comair jets to finish. HaHa. Beautiful little bird.
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Old May 24, 2013, 11:33 AM
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Hi Dave, I hope all is going well for you. Was just wondering if you finished the 185, or if you were still building it. I sure hope we get a chance to see her when finished, as all your scale models are a pure treat to see being built and flown.
Best Regards,
Scott Morgan
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Scott, thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it. All is well here, just busy with a new job so I've done exactly diddly-squat on the 185 the last few weeks. I did get some of it covered but am trying a new covering (Parklite) which I am not sure whether I'm liking very much. I am using it because I was led to believe that it's much more stable when you leave it in the sun, but it's ability to go around compound curves is just about non existent. I got frustrated and decided I'd let it sit and think about what it's done wrong for a while. I'll be sure to post when there is something meaningful to show.
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Old May 25, 2013, 08:26 AM
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compound curves

For what free unsolicited advice is worth....I've had improved results making heatshrink coverings go around compound curves by pulling on the covering with a gloved hand while using a heat gun on the covering. Structure's got to be able to tolerate the tugging, and some way to stably immobilize the surface involved is a requirement. At least three hands seem to be needed....but it has worked for me, and very nicely. I can't speak for that particular brand of material. But the key common element seems to be a lot of heat applies while pulling. And holding the covering in place after the heat's removed and let the covering cool under some tension.
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Old May 25, 2013, 12:26 PM
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Peter, thanks. Thats what I usually do but there's something about this particular material that it just doesnt have much stretch. I'll make it go though.
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Old May 25, 2013, 01:49 PM
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Parklite is more stable in the sun. It has a lot of shrink too, so be sure to leave a lot of overlap on your seams. It does go around compound curves well, you'll figure out how. It's just a little different to work with.
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