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Feb 21, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by J Morgan
If those are bad, I won't show you mine.

J
Yeah those bas%@ds down at QA, what can ya do...
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Feb 21, 2012, 08:28 PM
Oh wow, good Nyborg.
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Man talk about pricey tools... Carbon fiber shaft, sanding tool. Be sure to extend your pinkie finger when using it. LOL

Wolf
Feb 22, 2012, 10:30 AM
Capt. Z
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Originally Posted by bd5wingnut
Man talk about pricey tools... Carbon fiber shaft, sanding tool. Be sure to extend your pinkie finger when using it. LOL

Wolf
I was temporarily all out of the solid gold rods so I had to settle for carbon fiber.





I tightened up the tolerances of the nose door a little.
Feb 22, 2012, 10:57 AM
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falcon, what an inspiration. you make me wanna build one too but only a 150% or 175% version......
do you happen to have any special tool/s that you use to carve the rough shape or did you go straight to sanding?
Feb 22, 2012, 11:21 AM
Capt. Z
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Hi smkin,

Thanks, and yeah I would love to see you do a 175% one..

After the box was built I used the file second from the left alott!!! then got the basic shape useing the templates in the second pic. Then various sanding blocks from there to get it shaped up.
Feb 22, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Why stop at 175% Looking great Andy. Your set of home made sanding tools look like mine!! Or should I say mine look like yours, oh master of T-38 scratch building

CN, are you keeping pace in this build? how's yours my friend?
Feb 22, 2012, 07:23 PM
its TALON TIME!
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working 7 days a week at the moment. having been working on anything. though i plan to make wing.and stab cores for us this week
Feb 22, 2012, 08:25 PM
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175% is the biggest that will fit in the van......mini van...
Feb 22, 2012, 08:39 PM
Oh wow, good Nyborg.
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175%

You would be hard pressed to find a hangar at you local GA FBO, to store it in. LOL
Feb 22, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by corsair nut
working 7 days a week at the moment. having been working on anything. though i plan to make wing.and stab cores for us this week
Been there done that. The time will come, stay sane in the mean while CN
Feb 23, 2012, 02:03 AM
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You used Ploy BP to fill the weave? What's that? Water based polyurethane? Are you glassing with water based polyurethane or Epoxy laminating resin? sorry if you already said.
Feb 23, 2012, 09:15 AM
Capt. Z
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Yeah, streight poly on the cloth then sand that then mix up baby powder and light weight spackle with some polyurithane and brush that on. Actualy I mixed in two things, baby powder and light weight spackle.
Last edited by falcon5; Feb 23, 2012 at 09:29 AM.
Feb 23, 2012, 09:29 AM
was geht , müssen unten kommen
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??? ??
Feb 23, 2012, 09:58 AM
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I think the BP stands for Baby Powder--great filler for fiberglass cloth. Light, sands easily, and smells great... Mix it into the polyurethane to thick milk consistency and paint on.


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