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Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Thats the stuff! Ive got some here that i havent used yet, but i had intentions on using it to make my gear door and speed brake molds.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:26 PM
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What's the shelf life on that stuff?
Old Jan 22, 2012, 09:43 PM
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What's the shelf life on that stuff?
1 year in un-opened containers
Old Jan 23, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Brian, nice to see the drive shafts, bearings, and spinner coming together. I will probably just use regular non-folding props. Can you tell me what thickness ply sheeting you are using on the wings vs. the center section?

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Brian, nice to see the drive shafts, bearings, and spinner coming together. I will probably just use regular non-folding props. Can you tell me what thickness ply sheeting you are using on the wings vs. the center section?

Mark
Hey Mark,

Yes, it's starting to look like an airplane.

I'm also planing to use regular non-folding props. The Graupner CAM props I was referring to were the non-folding variety.

For the wing/center section skins. I'm using .4mm (1/64) all around. Though, I have to admit I thinking about switching to balsa ribs for the wing panels.

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Multiplex Multilocks


I installed the Multiplex Multilock wing retainer parts into both wing panels. Here's a quick picture I took. The part sticking out will get epoxied into the outer rib on the center section. A small wedge is used to pop the wing panel apart from the center section. When I pop them apart for the first time I will remove the blue tape.

I can take some pictures of the individual parts if anyone is really interested.

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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Haven't seen these,so a pic would be appreciated
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Multiplex Multilocks


I don't have access to my stuff right this minute but here's a good picture from the Internet:



The little phallic looking things go into the little receptacle looking things.

I hope that makes sense.

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Old Jan 24, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Hmmm...That link for the picture isn't working. Here's a link to the page it's on. You can just click on the picture.

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Old Jan 25, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Ok thanks.How many do you use per wing?
Old Jan 25, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Ok thanks.How many do you use per wing?
I'm using one per wing panel. I'm also only using one per wing panel on my "big" Ho IIIe. No issues so far.

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Old Jan 25, 2012, 02:57 PM
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At over $9+ S&H PER "plastic molding" that is very "marked up" IMHO !

But I am a bit economy minded.

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Old Jan 25, 2012, 03:29 PM
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At over $9+ S&H PER "plastic molding" that is very "marked up" IMHO !

But I am a bit economy minded.

Bob
You can do two planes per package. That's like $2.25 per wing panel. I understand where you're comming from but I don't think that's too bad of a price.

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Old Jan 25, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Multiplex make them in different sizes for various wingspans, the bigger ones are made in aluminium not plastic for up to 5m spans. Modelspot at Hinkley is one of the better UK dealers for MPX stuff in my past experience. Start at about £6 a set.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 04:34 PM
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No it's not too bad, it's just got some serious mark up for mass molded plastic.
I am surprised that some of our Asian friends have not duplicated it for
Oh Say ... $1.50

I do like their Steel blades and Brass Box for Glider wing mating.

Bob


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