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May 14, 2012, 02:42 PM
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soon itīs possible to try first canopy forming
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Sep 17, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Long time, no progress. Summer is ending and I get back to building very slowly. Managed to heat form my first acceptable canopy from my balsa plug. Before that I tryed to use shrinking plastic bottles but these are no good for so big canopy. There were traces of bottleīs structure and plastic shrinked unevenly etc. So I found a piece of heat forming plastic from my office architectural model building shop. This worked well. Other observation I made, that my plug was too soft balsa, and after every pull I had to do little repairing. But Iīm not gonna produce these things, so itīs okay.
Sep 17, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Excellent! I've been wondering what to use to do the same thing.
Jan 27, 2013, 03:01 PM
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Any more progress???? This thread is entertaining and informative!
May 02, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Lennuk? What happened to the build? Looking great!
May 12, 2013, 05:47 AM
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Hi, build is on very slow mode right now. Just had a little baby in my family and lots of time goes for him.
May 12, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Congrats!!!!!! Enjoy him, there will be enough time for modeling later, and to the child's mother, Happy Mother's Day!!!
May 13, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Triplet 4 YO granddaughters here. Free time??? Happy whatever...
Jan 26, 2014, 01:05 AM
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I think Iīm warming up my build again. I have the plug in condition to start making the servo tray and place pushrods etc. But I have to buy servos first and thought that maybe somebody can suggest me servos. Or what type and strength servos I should use on that size plane.

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