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Old Aug 23, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Regarding the thinner: is the box made of the same material as the plane? Maybe the box is just normal foam. Will make a test with cyano tonight.

Yesterday I was able to take the afternoon off and made some big progress. After doing all the detail work and mods I finally I see parts coming together.
I glued the nacelles to the wing and joined the wing halves. Then I glued the fuselage parts together.
Work still to do:
- Vinyl the fuselage
- Connect all light cables to the controller
- Wire the ESCs
- Make covers for landing lights
- Glue vertical and horizontal stabs
- Install receiver and battery
Received my 6S, 5000 mAh Lipo last week. Nice surprise was that it was 200 gr lighter than announced. Theoretic AUW now at 3700 gr. Promising.
I plan to maiden the plane Sep. 8th.

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Old Aug 23, 2012, 10:54 AM
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But I guess you don't answer questions though.
That is a little harsh, dont you think?

I have been following this thread since Sergey told me he had 737 kit on the way; that was January 2011. Since then, I have seen Ming take a very active role in helping people online... myself included
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Regarding the thinner: is the box made of the same material as the plane? Maybe the box is just normal foam. Will make a test with cyano tonight.

Yesterday I was able to take the afternoon off and made some big progress. After doing all the detail work and mods I finally I see parts coming together.
I glued the nacelles to the wing and joined the wing halves. Then I glued the fuselage parts together.
Work still to do:
- Vinyl the fuselage
- Connect all light cables to the controller
- Wire the ESCs
- Make covers for landing lights
- Glue vertical and horizontal stabs
- Install receiver and battery
Received my 6S, 5000 mAh Lipo last week. Nice surprise was that it was 200 gr lighter than announced. Theoretic AUW now at 3700 gr. Promising.
I plan to maiden the plane Sep. 8th.

Jurgen
Good question Jurgen.
Mabe the box is made of a different foam.
I will try it again on the fuse on the bottom.
Glad to see you plane comming together. Looking good.
You must no how your progress is comming when you can set a maiden date

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Old Aug 23, 2012, 11:54 AM
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You must no how your progress is comming when you can set a maiden date

Hoss
May I just need some pressure to get the work done.

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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:08 PM
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The box is made from standard foam, whereas the plane is EPO. EPO is more expensive than standard foam, so there is no point to make the box from expensive material. That's why the box reacts differently to solvents than the plane.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Type of foam

Ming has always answered questions and is very active when it comes to his products.
I have done what several others have done. Removed some of the excess foam from the fus and I have used these pieces to test materials.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Wow,, I hate to disagree with you Bamaguy.
I finished sanding down my fuse this morning.
I was going to take your advice and wipe it down with lacquer thinner. Just for the heck of it I tried it on the foam box the kit came in. It melted it like it was next to a heat gun..
Are you sure it was lacquer thinner? OR.... Is there different types of laquer thinners that I don't no about?
I think I might just wash it down with soap and water.

Hoss
The box that it is shipped in is NOT EPO, it's EPS or EPP, which dissolve as you reported. EPO is Expanded Poly OLEFIN, same stuff as the nearly indestructible Olefin fiber carpets are made from!
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 09:12 PM
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OK .......... Thanks guys
The foam box would NOT be the quality of the jet.
Never thought of that.......

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Old Aug 23, 2012, 11:44 PM
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While waiting for the spackle to dry I thought I would create a window seat for a camera. Now I have a window seat on each side to maximise the view.

All that is left now is to sand the filler, glass and then paint. Should be painted bt Wednesday.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Looks like most everybody has tested the box material already. Made my cyano and thinner test yesterday myself and can confirm that the box is being eaten by both.
Strange enough the material of the fuselage while not being dissolved is still being attacked by the laquer thinner I have. I tested it on the inside and the surface gets more porous like when you apply too much heat during covering. The boundaries between the foam spheres become more evident.
Will definetly not wipe the fuselage with this thinner.
Actually I haven't done anything to the wings before covering and the vinyl sticks perfectly.
Hope to get the fuse covered this weekend.
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Best thing to clean models to get off any oil's ,ect

ISOPROPLY ALCOHOL

won't harm any thing been using it for many years

its cheap and works great
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 11:01 AM
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While waiting for the spackle to dry I thought I would create a window seat for a camera. Now I have a window seat on each side to maximise the view.

All that is left now is to sand the filler, glass and then paint. Should be painted bt Wednesday.
Emergency exits .. Nice .. Remember throw the doors out of the plane..!! Will you be able to see the flaps and spoilers (if so to be equipt) upon landing from this row?
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 11:34 AM
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Emergency exits .. Nice .. Remember throw the doors out of the plane..!! Will you be able to see the flaps and spoilers (if so to be equipt) upon landing from this row?
LOL

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Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Hi Guys,

Does Ming usually send out tracking #s? I requested one after he informed me of the shipment of my kit however, up till now, I haven't received any tracking information yet

Cheers

Vic
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Old Aug 24, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Nice hilltop airport..!!! Always liked the window seat.. Thanks Captain..!
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