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Old Apr 15, 2010, 06:15 PM
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Looks really neat.... could you please enlighten me ? what is WBPU ? does this stand for Water Based Poly Urethane by any chance? Would floor varnish do the trick ? ( you can get a water based polyurethane floor varnish in hardware stores.)
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 07:15 PM
Smoke on , go !
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about glues, anybody tried the glue supplied in the box ? is UHU POR the only recommended glue ? (hard to find here)...
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 10:15 PM
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Yep. WBPU is just that. I've had good luck with Minwax from local home center.
I also mix it 50/50 with baby powder. brush it on and sand lightly when fully dry. This done a few times will give a beautiful and glossy surface.
Here's a pic of one I did a while ago.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Good thread. Good luck with the rest of the build.
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 12:01 AM
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about glues, anybody tried the glue supplied in the box ? is UHU POR the only recommended glue ? (hard to find here)...
Guru
You can use CA but make sure it is foam friendly and use it with kicker, otherwise it will not be as effective as a CA type glue
I read DON'T use the glue that comes with the plane, it will melt it

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Old Apr 16, 2010, 12:06 AM
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If I was to cover it I would use Riteweave with 3M 77 spray adhesive, I have used the weave a couple of times and made the wings virtually indestructible, if you did it this way make sure to use the 77 spray and not the 90 spray as recommended by Chris at Ritewing or you will have a nice pile of messy melted foam on the table

Simon

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Old Apr 16, 2010, 12:25 AM
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A new version of the skywalker is now in stock! It's made of EPO foam much stronger than the first version EPS foam.





See more:Skywalker EPO foam
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 02:18 AM
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@Hooks: Who is FPVflying? There is no information whatsoever about them on their site. No contact, no address, no phone.
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 04:24 AM
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Guru,

The supplied glue will eat the foam. I posted that warning earlier. DON'T use it!!

RC Monster,

I pulled the stockings over the wing and stretched them until tight then pinned them in place. I then applied a light coat of Ronseal ECO varnish which is a water based polyuretane (make sure you use water based). I left it over night to dry. This adheres the stockings to the foam. I then applied two coats of lightweight polyfilla. Which is the UK variety of spakle. Make sure to get the lightweight one. You'll know when you pick it up as it feels empty. Both were purchased in woodies.

Minwax is not available in UK or Ireland.

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Old Apr 16, 2010, 05:05 AM
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Now you should be able to contact and see information on.FPV flying
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 05:10 AM
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@CrashingDutchman
Now you should be able to contact and see information on.FPV flying
hello ,
this shop is good !!
coordinates is here : http://www.fpvflying.com/pages/About-FPVflying.com.html
this shop is in danmark and he say " FPVflying.com mainly ship directly from Asia to provide the best prices on FPV products.

If you have any questions, you can always contact us. We will support and any answer questions as quickly as possible."

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Old Apr 16, 2010, 10:03 AM
Don't disturb the pilot !!!
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$43 for delivery to my place ( Canada ) ... not too bad..,. I might hit the ''buy'' button lol
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 10:40 AM
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So...
Is the consensus from the folks that have actually purchased and flown this plane as to if the plane is a good flyer and good quality? I'm trying to determine if it's worth it for me to track down the manufacturer. I haven't seen enough information to justify that just yet. EPO is a plus, but I think a lot of folks are tired of having to reinforce and/or modify planes to get them to perform well. I'd like to hear some real results from consumers!
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 12:15 PM
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I think so Hooks, FPV4ever and fjnetcom are same guy.
Hey friend, please choose your nickname and join us.
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 01:22 PM
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I think so Hooks, FPV4ever and fjnetcom are same guy.
Hey friend, please choose your nickname and join us.
hello fpvistanbul ,

I fjnetcom, and I do not know "hooks"
and "fpv4ever" ,I know ,is a good shop in France,I bought some things at home

and "fpvflying" is a new store FPV and I discovered today! (post of hooks)

I want a skywalker, but not in eps, and I do not want the aircraft and damaged in arrived in 2 months!
I am of a user who inquires ...
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