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Old Aug 18, 2014, 10:43 PM
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This is amazing stuff you are making!
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 01:56 PM
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Victory 2S flying FAI P-15 indoors. (6 min 23 sec)
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 08:24 AM
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Hi Everybody,

Thanks to great ideas on this tread, frame is near completed.
One side is left without spars for easier covering with mylar.
Now I little bit confused in which order is better to do next tasks:

My idea is:
1. Mount ESC, RX, Aileron servo, Battery mount
2. Cover belly
3. Mount remaining spars
4. Adjust CG with tail servo position and mount them
5. Cover Rest of the plane with mylar
6. Paint

But.
Quite difficult to paint belly, when spars are mounted.
CG could change its place, after covering rest of the plane and painting.

Which order is correct?
Need help!
Thanks
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 11:48 AM
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I'm still a bit confused as to how the hinges are being done on these. Is it a thread hinge with kevlar thread?
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Old Oct 02, 2014, 06:13 PM
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I was wondering if anyone has experience mending carbon fiber props? This evening I had a brush with the gym floor and end of my prop has become frayed. It was a beautiful prop and I don't want to make a dogs dinner of mending it!

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old Oct 03, 2014, 03:41 AM
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I use these:



2,5 g weight.
1 pcs is plenty for one season, even with frequent craches
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Old Oct 03, 2014, 03:54 AM
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2,5 g weight.
1 pcs is plenty for one season, even with frequent craches
It's actually one of these exactly that I'm using. The tips are starting to fray a little after a brush with the gym floor. I thought a stitch in time might save me grief further down the road.

I thought about wicking in some thin CA and then sanding/polishing with a nail file. However I have no experience doing this and I though there is likely better glues for the job. I'm guessing there are people reading this thread who have needed to salvage carbon props.
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Old Oct 03, 2014, 05:31 AM
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Thin CA would work fine for small repairs to the tips.
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Old Oct 03, 2014, 04:42 PM
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Epoxy would work as well. You might want to check the balance after your fix. If it is too far off, you can sand some off the other tip to even it out.
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 10:29 AM
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Thin CA would work fine for small repairs to the tips.
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Epoxy would work as well. You might want to check the balance after your fix. If it is too far off, you can sand some off the other tip to even it out.
I would use thin CA before I used Epoxy.
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Old Oct 06, 2014, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for the tips folks. I soaked in some thin CA and lightly sanded it. The prop is looking pretty good again. I'll just have to be more careful next time I fly!
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