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Old May 24, 2007, 08:16 PM
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Old May 24, 2007, 08:19 PM
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Definitely further evidence that I'm not *that* addicted to airplanes.
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Old May 24, 2007, 08:39 PM
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It was MDF and I have sprayed it with two coats of sealer (varnish)
Just curious--is the thickness of the sealer significant?
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Old May 24, 2007, 08:43 PM
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Looks like you have enough material there to carpet your house with carbon.

Thanks a bunch for doing this build thread Joe, I know it can add a lot of time to the build but we do appreciate you sharing your knowledge and experience.


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Old May 24, 2007, 08:47 PM
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Actually, The varnish (sealer) is only a few thousandths thick.
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Old May 24, 2007, 08:50 PM
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Looks like you have enough material there to carpet your house with carbon.
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Those old rolls? You should see my other pile.
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Old May 24, 2007, 09:02 PM
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Is the entire thing routed out of MDF? If not, did you sit the half-foil onto the MDF and seal it up shiny? Am i way off?

I like the shine.
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Old May 24, 2007, 09:25 PM
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The half profile was routed into a sheet. I cleaned it up and got it ready to mold. This is the only part of the plane that I can use one plug for both halves because it is fully symetrical. For the wing, fuse, and upper vertical stab I will have two plugs to prep for each part.
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Old May 24, 2007, 11:00 PM
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Very interesting Mr. Manor this should turn out to be an exciting thread. I will be glued to my computer GoodLuck Jim
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Old May 24, 2007, 11:04 PM
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Thanks Jimmy. Please be patient guy's, this will probably take several months. Im only as far as the pics show. I do all of my threads in real time.
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Old May 24, 2007, 11:33 PM
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Thanks Jimmy. Please be patient guy's, this will probably take several months. Im only as far as the pics show. I do all of my threads in real time.
I believe it will be several months well spent. You also have my attention.

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Old May 25, 2007, 01:23 AM
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Just to clarify, I have about 20hrs into the plug pictured. It was MDF and I have sprayed it with two coats of sealer (varnish) and sanded in between 7 times over. I then polished it. I will do a step by step on the next part. I will make molds of this part (plug).
The varnish and polish is nice but in the end your only as good as the foundation. Obviously the CNC plug gives a nearly perfect foundation. Its definately the way to go if you have access to these tools.
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Definitely further evidence that I'm not *that* addicted to airplanes.

Oh good, me too
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Old May 25, 2007, 02:45 AM
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Looking forward to learning from the master.

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Old May 25, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Joe, very cool. What varnish are you sealing the MDF with? Better yet, what do you do to seal the MDF to that purdy shiny plug stage?
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