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Old Feb 02, 2009, 12:55 PM
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Rotor..Mold, Build and fly thread

Well here we go again......

I picked up a Wood Rotor last year and kicked around the idea of having a Rotor build party...
Since I have accuired a perfect glass Rotor fuse so the logical next step is to have a glass Rotor Build.
I would like to get some input from you about the idea of molding the vertical into the mold..
What do you think??

I am thinking pull a couple dozen fuses and have a big build party at my house and everyone goes home with a plane!

WANNA PLAY AIRPLANE?

Here are some pics I took this morning.

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Old Feb 02, 2009, 01:10 PM
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me! me! me!

shoot.........I'd be down for your building party, Oran! Always wanted one of these but just never got around to picking one up or unable to find one. Count me in!

As far as molding the vertical integrally with the tail; I like that idea. It would simplify and speed up the build. Plus, the tails are completely passive on pitcheron planes so there's no problem with running linkages and the like.

The only issue I can think of is wet seaming in that already tight area but then again, you really don't need the extra strength of the glass lap joint back in the vertical. Just spooge up the halves real good back there before joining the two mold halves.

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Old Feb 02, 2009, 01:42 PM
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Ah!
Great minds think alike.....
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 02:43 PM
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Any way to participate "Remotely" and follow along on the build thread?

I'd love to build a rotor, I just live too far away!
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 04:12 PM
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When do we start ?

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Old Feb 02, 2009, 04:30 PM
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You know I'm in! Question...do you have a BBQ?

Would this require any cnc'd hardware?
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 06:44 PM
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Ah!
Great minds think alike.....

........too true!

this one's mdf though.......
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 09:56 PM
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I always wanted one of those. If you've got another spot, I'd like to be in.
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 10:27 PM
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Man, I'd love to participate...take lots of pics guys!
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Old Feb 02, 2009, 10:38 PM
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I am so jealous... I hope I can come to one of your build parties some day Oran. That Rotor is one sexy lookin' bird.

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Old Feb 02, 2009, 10:51 PM
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I start work on the fuse in the morning!
I talked to a fellow zoner and he has agreed to help with the molding process, he has a vertical to put on the fuse.

So the plan is to mold the vertical onto the fuse and lay it up in 1 piece, wet seaming is going to be tough, the stinger will have to be lay-ed up separately.

I will post some pictures before I start.

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Old Feb 02, 2009, 11:01 PM
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Too many things going on for me to join but I'll enjoy watching like I did with your last build Oran. Good luck and I hope this is just what's needed to get those juices flowing.

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Old Feb 02, 2009, 11:46 PM
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I start work on the fuse in the morning!
I talked to a fellow zoner and he has agreed to help with the molding process, he has a vertical to put on the fuse.

So the plan is to mold the vertical onto the fuse and lay it up in 1 piece, wet seaming is going to be tough, the stinger will have to be lay-ed up separately.

I will post some pictures before I start.

Oranator
Sounds great Oran! Actually, the stinger doesn't need to molded separately. What you do is cut off the overhang during the layup completely for both parts in the mold past a certain point (where you don't think you'll be able to reach with a tool/too narrow). Just use spooge past that point to glue the halves together just like the vertical area. Hope that makes sense.

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Old Feb 03, 2009, 12:07 AM
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Sounds great Oran! Actually, the stinger doesn't need to molded separately. What you do is cut off the overhang during the layup completely for both parts in the mold past a certain point (where you don't think you'll be able to reach with a tool/too narrow). Just use spooge past that point to glue the halves together just like the vertical area. Hope that makes sense.

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It makes sense but so does cutting the stinger off and molding it seperatly so we can get to the wet seam thru the rear.
I WILL NOT cut on anything untill it's discussed more.
I am first going to seal up the fuse and maybe start on the paint if the resin drys enough.

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Old Feb 03, 2009, 12:44 AM
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All things TW make me anxiuos... Especially if its VS!! Go on with your bad selves and let us drool!!!
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