Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by tailskid2, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Apr 09, 2013, 09:46 PM
Registered User
tailskid2's Avatar
Discussion

Is it possible to lose weight?


I've been adding some 'things' to the fuselage (Landing Gear block + wing fairings), giving this bird two-three coats of Eze-Kote mixed with Microballoons and decided to weigh it again....drum roll please total weight 36.2 oz or 1025g.

Hummm, even added 7 blind nuts and a shelf for the tank; and sprayed some primer on the wing tips. Hummm, it has now lost weight! 15 grams or .5 oz -HOW'D THAT HAPPEN?

So I went back and reweighed everything just like the picture below with the wing on/ailerons on and the tail feathers - EVERYTHING and yep, 36.2 oz again Maybe I have been sanding more than I thought but I'm a happy camper. Now to start gluing the tail feathers on and commence painting.

I think it is beginning to look like an airplane <g>.
Latest blog entry: The FW190 is back!
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Apr 13, 2013, 06:11 PM
Flutter-Bys are fun
Conehead's Avatar
Did you by chance to have a finger on the scale the first time,

Maybe you sanded more than you thought.

Conehead
Orrin Eldred
Apr 13, 2013, 06:54 PM
Registered User
tailskid2's Avatar
I also kept tract of the ele/ail/rud/vertical stab independently. They all together weighed 95g; one coat of Eze-Kote was 100g; after glassing/sanding 145g and now after a couple more coats w/ MicroBalloons weigh 150g; so THEY gain weight

All in all I'm impressed with this Eze-Kote stuff; it is just a bit 'Spendy' as they say in Minnesota ($20 for 500ml bottle).
Latest blog entry: The FW190 is back!

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Idea GPS tracker, works awesome and only weights 60 grams. Never lose your FPV again jasper7821 FPV Talk 246 Apr 28, 2016 02:47 AM
Discussion Comet Taylorcraft weight; revised weight gjwesthaven Free Flight 22 Apr 23, 2013 09:50 PM
Discussion lose lipo weight jy0933 Batteries and Chargers 6 Sep 07, 2012 06:45 PM
Discussion My planes need to lose weight mts247 Foamies (Scratchbuilt) 12 Apr 09, 2008 11:54 AM
Lose weight for my Trex. iceman33 Mini Helis 5 Jun 11, 2005 10:34 PM