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Old Jun 03, 2011, 11:16 PM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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welcome aboard green ace,

here's the website I quickly googled based on steeg's description
http://www.sign-mart.com/products/8/55/523/index.aspx
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Old Jun 03, 2011, 11:51 PM
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about the most basic beginning question i could ask...

straight edges for straight lines of course

but how do you all cut the curves

freehand,scrollsaw?
thanks
steeg
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 02:26 AM
.....till the wind drops.
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......but how do you all cut the curves

freehand,scrollsaw?
thanks
steeg
Freehand with a hobby/carpet knife. The 2mm cuts easy with one stroke....but the 3mm I suggest going 2 or 3 times, this way you dont go off the line to much.
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 03:16 AM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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steeg, I would highly recommend watching some of the videos posted on page 1, you will see Andy's techniques for building every step of the entire airframe,
and from the firewall back it all applies directly to slope building.
there are of course different options, like CA vs hot glue, different wing folding methods, etc
but those videos are the next best thing to having Sean looking over your shoulder !
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Persistence pays off!!! Yeah!!! Glad to hear you found it.

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Freehand with a hobby/carpet knife. The 2mm cuts easy with one stroke....but the 3mm I suggest going 2 or 3 times, this way you dont go off the line to much.
I just use a good pair of scissors for the 2mm stuff.
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 01:17 PM
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Hey guys thanks for that I was wondering, are there any local places to buy this stuff? Or should I just go and "take" some from someone's lawn? Haha I kid I kid but seriously I've got this sweet bird, called Zeroni I've been designing, it'll be a sweet bird for corroplastness goodness.

I see the site, interesting, different colors...

How about painting?
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 07:45 PM
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How about painting?
You can paint with whatever you want. If you need it fuel proof put on a coat of clear Krylon gloss enamel over everything when your done. And let it dry well.
The paint will stick a little better if you buff it out with steel wool or something.
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 08:59 PM
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You can paint with whatever you want. If you need it fuel proof put on a coat of clear Krylon gloss enamel over everything when your done. And let it dry well.
The paint will stick a little better if you buff it out with steel wool or something.
Mig Man's the expert here, but I've always cleaned the coroplast to remove the release agent before gluing or painting. An orange cleaner works, or acetone.

-= Dave
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Old Jun 04, 2011, 11:25 PM
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Nice I'll actually have planes that won't be an eyesore

Anyhow good information, I appreciate it. I can't wait to substitute choroplast in for foam.
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 01:33 PM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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progress on the wing

cut the wing halves out, with the folded top side left "long"
joined the two halves with some scrap correx glued to the center
used hardware adhesive to glue the spar to each half and weighted down to cure
glued the ailerons down with contact cement

folded the wing over, I let the LE rise up a bit off from the table surface,
a bit different technique than the MIG build, where Sean uses a jig to hold the leading edge down.....will see what "airfoil" emerges
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 02:50 PM
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""heavier bricks from a different neigbor""...quote.

FB....are those not crushing the flutes over the spar?
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 03:55 PM
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""heavier bricks from a different neigbor""...quote.

FB....are those not crushing the flutes over the spar?
Hehehehe
Does the neighbour know about his missing driveway "bricks"?

I painted my RB Mig...
It chips off with W&T
(Looks great initially)
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 04:24 PM
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progress on the wing
Give it horns FB!
(I have some in the back of my bakkie if you like!)
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 08:18 PM
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Ha Ha Ha, We call these "Jed-Clamp-its" Don't know if you get "The Beverly Hillbillies" there in SA.
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 11:23 PM
...missing the PE Slope Rebels
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Poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed....

Classic
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