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Old Jan 05, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Very nice

Your cockpit detailing is already looking so nice it would be a shame not to open it up to show off your work
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 01:57 AM
deltas are cool
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they always taxie the real one with the canopies open ...not sure they have good airconditioners for ground duties.there is a lot of lift on the canopies so they need to lock down real good.

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"Ail, Elev, Rud, Retracts, Flaps, gear doors, not sure on speed brake, but toying with the idea of a manualy opening canopy. I think It would look cool sitting there with both canopys open."

And it would keep the cockpit from overheating on hot days, always a problem.

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Old Jan 06, 2012, 05:29 AM
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Yep, a canopy that popped open in flight and didn't detach would be a nightmare.

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Old Jan 06, 2012, 07:32 AM
it wasn't me flying that plane
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One way of getting a light coat of glass or epoxy over the cloth is to blot it with a paper towel to absorb all the excess liquid...just a thought..I've done tons of boat and surfboard glassing over the years and this is a good way to keep it from pooling in areas..
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I have had success with unrolling bathroom tissue over the wetted glass cloth under a little pressure to soak up excess resin. Give it a few seconds to absorb then carefully pull it off. You are left with a nice even layer of glass with no excess.

Another way I have heard of but not tried is to determine the amount of resin required by weight. Weigh the cloth. The weight of resin to use is around 40% of the total weight of cloth plus resin. The theory goes that if you spread all this resin over the area of the cloth it should soak/wet evenly and correctly. Let me know if it works if you try it!
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Good info, thanks guys. All my glassing stuff should be here next week. I think I have a good design for the canopy lock down, I will work on building the opening canopy frame this weekend.

Thanks again for all the GREAT info..
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 11:30 AM
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I have had success with unrolling bathroom tissue over the wetted glass cloth under a little pressure to soak up excess resin. Give it a few seconds to absorb then carefully pull it off. You are left with a nice even layer of glass with no excess...
Thx! This is worth a try, I've seen some nice lightweight glassing work over foam and it looks incredible...tap resistant, hard shelled and light.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I have had success with unrolling bathroom tissue over the wetted glass cloth under a little pressure to soak up excess resin. Give it a few seconds to absorb then carefully pull it off. You are left with a nice even layer of glass with no excess.
I've done similar using a whole roll of paper towels. Think of it like using a lint roller to gently pick up the excess resin. When the outside layer of the paper towel roll is wet pull it off and continue.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Hummm,,, not sure where all this picking up too much epoxy came from but while your brushing it on, just don't put too much on, then you won't have to worry about picking it up... JMHO.. w.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 03:41 PM
DELTAS RULE
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had to reglue a couple seams in the coke bottle section with gorilla glue today...set it out in the sun to dry..went back in the garage to work on a sabre....kids playing...walk around the corner...one of my sons is poking tons of holes in the bottom with a stick...ahh the joys of parenthood.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 03:52 PM
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had to reglue a couple seams in the coke bottle section with gorilla glue today...set it out in the sun to dry..went back in the garage to work on a sabre....kids playing...walk around the corner...one of my sons is poking tons of holes in the bottom with a stick...ahh the joys of parenthood.



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Old Jan 06, 2012, 03:53 PM
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I was using spackle yesterday and thought:

Ahhh spackle my good friend, you are there for me when I bump my foam airplane against the wall as I move it from place to place, When the file slips out of my hand and mashes a gash in my creation, when the screw driver slips off the screw head and pokes a hole in the work I just spent 6 hours shaping Ahhh spackle my good friend where would I be without you. I propose a toast, what ever drink is your hand raise it high to our good friend...spackle


Also good for kids poking holes in dads plane.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 04:04 PM
DELTAS RULE
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waka waka waka!
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Absolutely amazing!!! You guys have definately "raised the bar" with EDF's in this unique build. Now I know why mom likes you more there bro! Are these monsters going to be ready for Superfly? I know how thin the original T-38 wing is and was wondering what retract you were going to use that would fit.
Well, I'm very impressed and can't wait to see it.
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 06:13 PM
DELTAS RULE
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thanks man! yyeah im hoping to be done by summertime.
going to try and keep the wing as thin as possible...i havnt nailed down the retracts yet...
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