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Old Jan 02, 2013, 07:44 AM
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If you want, you can read every post in this thread -- something that I did before I built mine, and from there you will learn that the design is well honed.
Thanks for the kind words. Anyone (other than myself) who has read all 4000+ posts in this thread has my respect.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 02:54 PM
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I have read almost all the posts.. did skim over some areas. glad you are still alive.
going to open the package today and start looking over the directions.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 05:38 AM
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woohoo! started my build. working on pod.
1st question. should i use Gorilla foaming glue in the area right behind F3? to fill that void. it would real make that area rock solid. the area here in picture
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:14 AM
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If you start doing things like that it will become too heavy in a hurry.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 08:44 AM
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ok i will stay light. i have a tendency to over build
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:34 AM
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can anyone help with pictures of how they sheeted the top of the pod? do i use the 4- 2 1/4" x 4" pieces of balsa? like to have a close up view of what it is supposed to look like when completed
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Twister,

here are some links to posts in this thread that might help you.

1st -- regarding filling the void behind F3, here is an option:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=78

If you look at the second picture, you'll see he used a little bit of Gorilla glue sprinkled with water. Allan commented that he thought this would be light and solid.

After I ripped out the tailboom on a launch, I repaired it the same way and have had no problems since.

2nd -- regarding pics of the sheeting of the pod, here are a variety of posts that might help you out. If these aren't specific enough, post here, and I'll take pics of my pod. Keep in mind though, that mine is 2 1/2 years old, rode hard and put up wet!

-- Mark

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=57
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=112
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=118
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=303
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Thank You, Mark. yes that answered my question.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 01:00 PM
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woohoo! started my build. working on pod.
1st question. should i use Gorilla foaming glue in the area right behind F3? to fill that void. it would real make that area rock solid. the area here in picture
I crammed some balsa wedges between the pod and shaft where the shaft enters the pod. Then squirted a little thin ca on it. This helped to beef it up without adding much weight.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 06:30 PM
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My problem is that after I beef up one thing, I can't stop there.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:01 AM
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is 30 min. epoxy the same as finishing epoxy?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:21 AM
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if you had to do it all over again would you.....
cover pod with monocoat or paint?
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:12 AM
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They are not the same.

I covered with the real light glass cloth and Nelson film for a light color. I don't remember how I did the cloth, but I think I might of sprayed it lightly with spray adhesive such as 3M77 and put it in place. Then brushed with Polyclilic. Probably two coats.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 08:31 AM
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is 30 min. epoxy the same as finishing epoxy?
No.

30 minute epoxy is a bonding epoxy, typically fairly thick.

Finishing epoxy is used for surface coating and/or with a fabric. It is usually quite thin. Not as strong a bond but it works better for surface finishing.

Finishing epoxy
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:18 AM
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They are not the same.

I covered with the real light glass cloth and Nelson film for a light color. I don't remember how I did the cloth, but I think I might of sprayed it lightly with spray adhesive such as 3M77 and put it in place. Then brushed with Polyclilic. Probably two coats.
http://www.wrightbrothersrc.com/tips.htm

Check out the Reinforcing pod video.

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