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Old Jan 19, 2012, 02:04 PM
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I used card on the Bearcat ,all I can say is make sure you seal it fast as the slightest bit of moisture (like humidity) and it oil cans and nothing and I do mean nothing can get rid of the wrinkles once the card has taken the moisture on and expanded.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Bill,

It's 250 gsm which I guess works out to about 42lb/ft!?

Steve,

I though I may have wrinkle problems but I did some test pieces for a new Ohka a few months ago, they are unsealed and they are still perfect. It's not regular card stock but I can't identify what it is. I picked up a stack of it for free. The PU is good to, it doesnt 'soak' into the card.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Bill,

It's 250 gsm which I guess works out to about 42lb/ft!?

Steve,

I though I may have wrinkle problems but I did some test pieces for a new Ohka a few months ago, they are unsealed and they are still perfect. It's not regular card stock but I can't identify what it is. I picked up a stack of it for free. The PU is good to, it doesnt 'soak' into the card.
Hopefully, ... it's not sealed with wax.

Have you tried painting it?

Bill
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Hopefully, ... it's not sealed with wax.

Have you tried painting it?

Bill
The card stock is raw. It's actually kind of like very thick filter paper, water doesn't actually bother it. It even sands ok. For some reason I tried spray painting a piece. I think I was actually trying to test the paint for reason. I think I was testing the colour, it didn't work for that purpose, the paint just dissappeared into the card. The PU sticks to the brilliantly the epoxy should be just fine. It will be glassed with 2/3oz cloth and/or tissue.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 08:10 PM
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I have pondered for a couple of years now on converting Nitroplanes 421 to a PSS'er.

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You mean taking the props off?!!!

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Old Feb 08, 2012, 02:49 AM
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You mean taking the props off?!!!

Matin
Good one Matin.

Rain has stopped, lawn is mowed, normal building has resumed. 3 short after work sessions sanding foam so far. Time to start on the delicate shaping. I thought this one would be much eaiser than the Skyknight but straight lines are hard!

Sorry Matin. It just hant proved practical to do a time lapse of the sanding.
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Nice Owen nearly ready for a maiden
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 02:39 PM
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She's coming along nicely Owen, ...

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Old Feb 08, 2012, 02:41 PM
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You mean taking the props off?!!!

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Not just that, ... I'd keep the fuselage and nacelles and dump the rest.

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Old Feb 08, 2012, 02:54 PM
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You know after the Boomerang I'm going back to a foam build as well A Wirraway for 2013 I think
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 04:43 AM
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Progress Report Owen !!!!!!!

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Old Feb 27, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Progress Report Owen !!!!!!!

Andrew
My glass and resin arrived on Friday, finally! Other than that I have thought about it lots!
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 02:04 AM
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this build need some meat on the bones Owen so where you at with it
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 02:59 AM
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I need to finish shaping the fuse.The finer detail arround the roots.
I got the glass now but I have been slack

I planned to do some work on it last Saturday but went to My Borah instead
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 06:39 AM
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Didn't a trip to Mt Borah inspire you enough Owen ! Jim is on the go now to do his fully moulded model so Chop-Chop...LOL
Andrew (who won't have his Zero finished for this year )
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