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Jan 24, 2012, 12:39 PM
Father of Fr3aK, DLG Pilot
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Building molded DLG tails

I finally got around to uploading my video for building molded DLG tails at lunch today. This is a recorded session of my shop when doing a layup of tail parts. I'll upload the demolding / trimming process in a separate video tonight.

If you follow the Ustream channel, you'll find lots of other free videos from different parts of the Fr3aK DLG construction.

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Jan 24, 2012, 01:39 PM
Team Crunch Brothers
Very cool Tom!
Jan 24, 2012, 02:19 PM
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excellent. I enjoyed that for sure.. thank you !!
I only have one question

When you refer to spread tow 12 k spars are you meaning just 12k tow spread out or is it just uni carbon?
Jan 24, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Jan 24, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Can't see the vid on ustream. Their help files/FAQs don't provide any info either. I joined up but no joy.
Any ideas?
Jan 24, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Worked right away for me, Bob... must be you!
Jan 24, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Really Nice Tom.

Two Questons, How is the PVA applied? (in another video?), and Source of foaming agent?

Jan 24, 2012, 03:29 PM
Father of Fr3aK, DLG Pilot
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It's 12k tow that is spread flat.

PVA is applied with a stain brush (foam 1" brush from Lowes)

Foaming agent is available from R&G. No USA sources exist in quantities < 55gal drums to the best of my knowledge.

I am able to view these on my Android phone, my MacBook, and my Windows 7 PC. I'm not sure how to help out. You don't need to join to view, simply click on the video.

I'll be posting the fuselage construction video again shortly as well. I'm not sure why it isn't there anymore but it's gone.

Jan 24, 2012, 03:51 PM
are we there yet?
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very cool! thanks for sharing Tom.
Jan 24, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Nice video Tom.

Sweet set of tail feathers.

When can you send a set to Denmark?

Jan 24, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Demolding and trimming video is posted now, but it looks like a few of you already found that. Same link.

As for sending to Denmark, I'm all stacked up on Fr3aK kit and part production for a while. I'll post availability soon at my project website,
Jan 24, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Thank you Tom
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Jan 24, 2012, 08:53 PM
Jeff Carr
Very cool I just watched both of the new vids. Excellent work

Jan 24, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Yes, very cool videos Tom. Those tails are sweet, fun watching the process.

The quality of the work is right at the top Tom. Beautiful.

If you have some time will you give us a wait list rundown. should be on it somewhere.

Thanks for posting those,

Eric Lanning
Jan 25, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Fuselage video is up now as well. Not sure what happened there.


I am working on updating the list to include partial kits that people are waiting on as well as full kit status. Probably later this week after I finish the build instructions.

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