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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:14 PM
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Adding my flight data,

Ive been flying it with a MA 10x7x3 prop and HobbyPeople 3s 2200mAh 20c packs (great packs btw). Static load with a freshly charged battery was 21amps (250 watts). Seeing easy 10 min flights and the packs usually indicate >30% capacity (about 3.8 volts/cell) on an EOS Sentry. Packs barely warm above ambient. Only fly max power when doing loops, climbs and such. I'm not a speed freak that runs wide open from take off. Otherwise cruse around and fly 50% to 75% power most of the time.

Found the CG to be perfect with the above pack all they way forward.

Just received an E-Flight Power 10, Custom RC Parts mount and a Castle Ice Lite 50 ESC. Cant wait to try it out.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 11:49 PM
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Polycrylic Aerosol

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Polycrylic adds a nice smoothness to foam. Probably 6 coats.

Minwax Polycrlyic looks like the stuff i need to add strength to foam aircraft.
How much does it alter the colour of the aircraft's paint?
I have a white fuselage on top with light-blue underneath.
Do you guys think Polycrylic will mess up my paintjob?
Many thanks.

Available at Wallmart, Homedepot, Lowes, Orchard Supply, Sears.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Minwax-Pol...Gloss/17300078
Australia:
http://www.globak.com.au/POLYURETHAN...oductview.aspx
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 11:53 PM
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LaserBeam - where you been? haven't seen you on the spit thread lately.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:58 AM
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LaserBeam - where you been? haven't seen you on the spit thread lately.

Hee hee, that's my favourite thread too.
I think someone annoyed me. I'll check it now.
Cheers.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:31 PM
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I wonder if it's possible to find a similar product to Polycrylic here in Europe?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Hmm CF to reinforce the repair of gluing my nose back on, torn between the lightweight of the 1mm cf or the stronger but heavier 2mm. Bleh flip a coin I guess
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 06:56 PM
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Minwax Polycrlyic looks like the stuff i need to add strength to foam aircraft.
How much does it alter the colour of the aircraft's paint?
I have a white fuselage on top with light-blue underneath.
Do you guys think Polycrylic will mess up my paintjob?
Many thanks.

Available at Wallmart, Homedepot, Lowes, Orchard Supply, Sears.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Minwax-Pol...Gloss/17300078
Australia:
http://www.globak.com.au/POLYURETHAN...oductview.aspx
I don't know how much it strengthens foam. I use it to protect from scrapes.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:28 PM
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I use that stuff to make it easier to wipe off any dirt or grass stains.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:44 PM
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I wonder if it's possible to find a similar product to Polycrylic here in Europe?
The Premium RC-color range from Vallejo is waterbased Acrylic-Polyurethane just as Minvax Polycrylic - their clear varnish should be quite similar...

And since we both are Norwegians; Classic Uretan Lakk Aqua fra Gulvkompaniet, http://www.gulvkompagniet.no/classic.htm er et tilsvarende produkt som Polycrylic, men den har desverre et svakt fargeskjær
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:17 PM
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Minwax Polycrlyic looks like the stuff i need to add strength to foam aircraft.
How much does it alter the colour of the aircraft's paint?
I have a white fuselage on top with light-blue underneath.
Do you guys think Polycrylic will mess up my paintjob?
Many thanks.

Available at Wallmart, Homedepot, Lowes, Orchard Supply, Sears.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Minwax-Pol...Gloss/17300078
Australia:
http://www.globak.com.au/POLYURETHAN...oductview.aspx
Yes indeed, however, I did call the Toll Free number that is listed on the Water Based Can (MinWax) and a nice lady at the Customer Service informed me that they do make a Spray for the Water Base stuff. I told her that I was in my Super Wal-Mart Store and they unfortunately did not have the Spray can for the Water Base? All they had was the Pint size Can. She was very hopeful and asked me what I was going to use it on and they she said, "well if you are going to apply it on a Foam RC Model with paint / decals please do not shake the can to avoid issues with bubbles.

Here is my latest application of this product on my PZ P-47 Thunderbolt.

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:17 AM
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[QUOTEAnd since we both are Norwegians; Classic Uretan Lakk Aqua fra Gulvkompaniet, http://www.gulvkompagniet.no/classic.htm er et tilsvarende produkt som Polycrylic, men den har desverre et svakt fargeskjær ][/QUOTE]

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:30 AM
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I was planning on getting this plane is this plane hard to fly. I already mastered the apprentice by Eflight
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:47 AM
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Yes indeed, however, I did call the Toll Free number that is listed on the Water Based Can (MinWax) and a nice lady at the Customer Service informed me that they do make a Spray for the Water Base stuff. I told her that I was in my Super Wal-Mart Store and they unfortunately did not have the Spray can for the Water Base? All they had was the Pint size Can. She was very hopeful and asked me what I was going to use it on and they she said, "well if you are going to apply it on a Foam RC Model with paint / decals please do not shake the can to avoid issues with bubbles.

Hee hee.
Yeah the stuff comes in an aerosol spray can or in cans for brushing on.
I wouldnt want to brush it on, unless you are applying it to your furniture.

That is a really awesome tip about NOT shaking the can
... that would be the 1st thing i would've done. Many thanks, mate.
Great looking Thunderbolt. Best Parkzone plane i own.

PS. ArneHu, i reckon you may be able to get Minwax Polycrylic in Europe.
If we can get it on my island, they are bound to sell it in mighty Europe.
If you can't find it, try your local paint stores.
They sell a WATER-based polyurethane product that would do a similar job.
Not usually sold in an aerosol can though.
Another tip is the GLOSS is said to be too glossy for rc paintjobs.
Im going for the semi-gloss.
I printed the Minwax advertisement for the Polycrylic and took that to the Paint Store.
Their product wasnt identical but it should add a protective layer anyway.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:02 AM
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I was planning on getting this plane is this plane hard to fly. I already mastered the apprentice by Eflight

G'day Hobbytron.
The PZ T-28 looks to be one of the easiest to fly and land planes ever built by Parkzone.
Would that be right guys? I hear the T-28 is excellent.
I own a PZ Wildcat which is very easy to fly and lands on its belly with ease.
My PZ Thunderbolt requires more skill to fly and land than the Wildcat.
The PZ Spitfire requires even more skill. But these are these are bigger, heavier and have larger motors.

Id recommend the Parkzone Wildcat to anyone who has flown an rc aircraft without crashing.
Sadly the Wildcat PnP is a discontinued product. Lord knows why.
The next best plane for you is probably the PZ T-28.
Apparently it is a pussycat in the air and glides slowly in for easy landings.
The PZ Mustang is an option but the T-28 looks easier all around.
Most Parkzone airplanes are easy to assemble and to fly.
The Z-Foam is also very tough and can handle a bit of damage.
Parts are easy to come by also.
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