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Old Apr 20, 2008, 07:42 AM
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How to roll a Blu-Baby wing

This is a short video lesson on how to roll a fan fold foam Blu-Baby wing.
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Old Sep 07, 2009, 05:44 PM
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This is a short video lesson on how to roll a fan fold foam Blu-Baby wing.
Hi,

I want construct this plane on EPP, how i can roll EPP????

Best Regards,
Javier
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 11:02 AM
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Hey I finally got the video to play! That's it? No heat? Do you add a spar?
Sorry to be a pest. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 10:52 AM
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Heat and spars are optional.
Heat makes it stronger and better looking - but requires practice.
Spars depend on the wing loading - if it breaks, add tape and spars.
Simple,eh ?

Walt
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 04:17 PM
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Heat makes it stronger and better looking - but requires practice.
Walt
How to pray tell?
I've gotten pretty good at rolling them, how about heat?
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Old Nov 20, 2009, 07:16 PM
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After you roll it it will have little wrinkles in the skin.
Us a heat gun from a distance and wave it back and forth and work your way closer until you see the wrinkles start to get smooth.
You will see what happens when it gets too hot when you practice.
The trick is to know when to stop - almost always you need to stop before it gets perfect.
I find it hard to stop
Another side effect is that it may take some of the bend you wanted, out
You can harden flat pieces, too.

Walt
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Thanks Walt,
If I can find a heat gun I will try it.
One more dumb question, You mentioned heating flat pieces, do you then roll them?
Thanks again. Thanks to Tony too.
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 11:47 AM
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Nope, you roll before you heat.
Heating a flat piece is just to make it harder - not usually done.

Go for it (but practice first),
Walt
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Good info
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Old Nov 23, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Mindpanic - Here is one way I've found to make EPP to hold a curve http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...31&postcount=5. - Allen
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