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Old Feb 11, 2009, 09:11 PM
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Will it work

What are your thoughts on this plan?
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 05:32 PM
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A. Use a metal (aluminum) yardstick for cutting/ drawing long straight lines.
B. Popsicle sticks for mixing epoxy. Craft stores carry them in larger packs.
C. Condiment cups for mixing epoxy/ small parts tray. commercial service stores carry them. 200 cups for $3.
D. Veterenary plastic syringes make great epoxy applicators. I get the small ones with the curved tip for applying in small areas.
E. A Dremel too will pay for itself many times over. Cutting, sanding, drilling, etc.
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Old Mar 09, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Can of clear spray paint from Wally World.

99 cents....perfect for balancing props
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Old May 08, 2009, 05:17 AM
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Which paint would you suggest for protecting the wood work around the engine from fuel damage on a gass model.
Please don't name a brand but rather a chemical name ie Polyurethane.

Thanks
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Old May 08, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Epoxy, epoxy, epoxy.
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Old May 08, 2009, 12:40 PM
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Epoxy, epoxy, epoxy.
Yep...the old standard is some epoxy maybe thinned a little with alcohol. The new standard is WBPU. Lots of folks using it for glassing and fuel proofing etc...

Water Based Poly Urethane....whatever brand you can find locally. Minwax is accepted as being quickly and readily available at your local Lowes or HomeDepot.
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:15 PM
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Wood glue

besides the speed factor and possible weight are there any down sides to using regular exterior wood glue.

I want to use it mostly for joining ply/balsa.. gluing sheeting to horizontal / vertical stabs?

Thanks...
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:36 PM
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I use mostly the yellow aliphatic glues (Elmers etc) and only use epoxy and cyanos where their characteristics are required.
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:57 PM
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besides the speed factor and possible weight are there any down sides to using regular exterior wood glue.

I want to use it mostly for joining ply/balsa.. gluing sheeting to horizontal / vertical stabs?

Thanks...
No, theres not.

Lots of guy swear by it and its perfect for model plane applications.

Our good friend ZOR even endorses "filleting" all joints with it for a significant increase in strength.

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Old May 11, 2009, 10:11 PM
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sweet thanks.. this is my first build, and I'm learning the ropes, being fairlly crafty I figuared I could but didn't want to make a mistake by not thinking RC related..
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Old May 12, 2009, 02:33 AM
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Thanks for the input:

Epoxy epoxy epoxy.
Epoxy thinned with ethanol/methanol.
Water Based Polyurethane.
Wood glue.

That is quite a wide range of products is there any type of paint I should avoid?
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Old May 12, 2009, 02:49 PM
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Thanks for the input:

Epoxy epoxy epoxy.
Epoxy thinned with ethanol/methanol.
Water Based Polyurethane.
Wood glue.

That is quite a wide range of products is there any type of paint I should avoid?
ethanol/methanol.....maybe this is what you guys call alcohol "down there" but here its a little pricey, although a few drops to thin your epoxy wouldnt matter I guess. Also not something we would have just layin around, but for all I know you mix your own fuel and have it there on hand. Normally use rubbing alcohol from the drug store or denatured alcohol form the paint store. Now that I think about it, Ill bet denatured alcohol is more than methanol

Paints are going to be subjected to the outdoor elements and the main one to worry about is Nitromethane. If you fly nitro planes then you will need to coat the paints you use with a clear that is nitro resistant. So the paint you use is not so important as is its compatibility to the nitro resistant clear you will have to use.

I dont know so much about "painting" but most guys go with an automotive laquer for the final protective coat.


Navy....glad to help. Im more than happy to share my feeble knowledge with ya Anything else, ask away!
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 05:07 PM
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(1) ALWAYS lay wax paper on your plans before you even open the glue bottle.

(2) ALWAYS have a bottle of acetone on standby.(dissolves CA glue)

(3) ALWAYS work in a well ventilated area.

(4) NEVER rush and build one part at a time.

(5) ALWAYS quit when you get tired.(If not then you tend to leave out parts).

(6) Don't sweat the covering part. it is not as hard as you might think.


P.S. Mr. Moderator could you please make this thread sticky so new guys know what to do and what not to do?
good tips thanks looking to do first build this winter anybody tell me whats a good first build
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 05:49 PM
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good tips thanks looking to do first build this winter anybody tell me whats a good first build
glenn297

Welcome.

By this winter you will want to start thinking about something along the lines of a Sig 4 Star.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 09:50 AM
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Plans for a trainer needed

Does anybody have plans for a good trainer? something similar to the Nexstar or so?? please post them here or pm me.
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