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Aug 24, 2012, 07:31 PM
Team30 Micro EDF
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You can see the images being viewed but like me - I don't want to look desperate posting" great job" "looking good" "wowie!" every single response. I'm following along and lovin' it.
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Aug 24, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement, it helps a lot. I wish I had more time to devote to the project but usually I sneak in a little work here and there, then throw in a quick post in the middle of the night. I work a lot and the rest of my time goes to my family. Even though there is little time left it is very important for me to sneak into the workshop as a quiet stress relief every now and again. I must say I love to build, but I cannot wait to see this F-4 fly!
Sep 04, 2012, 02:01 PM
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I built the parting plane for the other half of the intake mold. Now after the PVA dries and I add the other sides to it, then I can make the mold.
Sep 04, 2012, 09:20 PM
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I finished making the sides and filled it up with tooling gel. Now to let it harden a little and then some glass.
Sep 05, 2012, 12:12 AM
Houng-wen Lin
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Very impressive to your project keep going on!

Wish to see your sucess result, eventually!
Sep 05, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Hopefully it will fly sooner than later. I glassed the mold, now I will let it bake in the hot garage and see how the inside looks.
Sep 05, 2012, 06:07 PM
Team30 Micro EDF
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Hello Mr. Lin, so good to see you in the micro edf jet forum!

Dan, the good thing about posting your progress is it gives followers an appreciation of how much work is involved to make a micro composite model.
Sep 05, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Thanks, this project is mostly about the building (even though I am looking forward to the first toss). So far I am at 10 molds with 2 inlet/exhaust plugs to go! Here is the inlet molds with just a little trimming to go.
Sep 05, 2012, 09:31 PM
it wasn't me flying that plane
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Incredible work Dan!
Enjoying every pic...
When laying up parts do you prime the mold,paint or do you ever use your tooling jel for the first or second layer(after prime/paint)?
Or is it strictly for doing the outside layer of the molds?
Sep 27, 2012, 10:22 AM
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This is a turning point in the project. I am going from making molds to making parts. The fuse molds are waxed with one layer of PVA. Next they get a light layer of primer. I tried just painting the molds but found the final jet to have a better finish when you prime and then paint the whole finished jet.
Sep 27, 2012, 11:22 AM
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nice plane ,Could I know the weight ?
maybe you need a real tough motor on it.^_^
Sep 27, 2012, 07:29 PM
Team30 Micro EDF
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Looking forward to it Dan.
Sep 29, 2012, 08:48 PM
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I had to redo the coat of PVA, it got too thick in some corners and when it dried it pulled up. I sprayed on another coat of PVA and used little strips of paper towel to sop up any excess and that worked. After that dried I put on a light layer of primer.
Sep 30, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Hi Dan,

Still watching your work.

Do you thin your PVA and what with? I thought I read that you just poured it in and swished it about a bit?

Sep 30, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Thanks, I used to just apply it with a soaked towel. Now I use an automotive touch up gun. It provides a glassy finish but the vertical surfaces can get too much and run so I soak up the excess with small strips of paper towel before it dries.

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