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May 22, 2014, 11:28 PM
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A collection of How-Tos, Build Logs, and other useful threads...Part 2


Greetings all.

As mentioned here, in the original thread, "A collection of How-Tos, Build Logs, and other useful threads.", I complied all the the links scattered through the thread, and updated the list. Also, adding in some others that I had bookmarked.

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May 22, 2014, 11:29 PM
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Build Logs


Build Logs
Plane Specific - Build logs - From Scratch

"BUGATTI" scratch build (ArtSloper)
80" dynamic thread (Joe Manor)
BAUDIS Banananana (Mike Y)
COMPOSITE ACCELERATOR (Target)
CSD AIRCOBRA (TFLG)
DEMON - 60" Sloper (TFLG)
Dutchy's SHARK (Jeff Charlot)
F8F2 Bearcat build log using novel techniques (Steve Wenban)
HYPNOSIS Build thread (Winchdoc)
JART Build thread (Samotage) covering many useful techniques
Jart not the Jart
JART-V-XL (sensiblenick) Long, rambling, and not yet concluded
LEG 36" P51D MUSTANG (Legliderman)
LIMIT EX Composite (Samotage)
Me-262 (Jeff Charlot)
SUPER F composite build (Samotage)
TUCANO build (TwinBoom)
U2 (TFLG)
XC-10 Revision 2
My ALES eSupra Build (Red Merle ALES)


Plane Specific - Build logs - The must-read Epics

Carbon Testing (Joe Manor)
Carbon Testing Part 2! - 160" Span Hollow Molded Monster (Joe Manor)
JART - The original (Reed)
SSDC O'Dustn - Considered to be one of the greatest ever entries. (Dustn)
SSDC Retox - Hollow Moulded Carbon Plank - including aluminium moulds


Plane Specific - Build logs - Kits

BAUDIS Banananana (Mike Y)
JART-LT (Slopetrash)
LEG 60" KingCobra (Jeff Charlot) [SIZE="2""][b"][color="RED""] *LINK CORRECTED 01/12/2015* [/color"][/b"][/SIZE"]
SHRIKE Skyking RC Products build thread (Brian Courtice)
Smooth Genie Pro-wood version
Wood Rotor build thread
Rotor..Mold, Build and fly thread

Plane Specific - Build logs - EPP

58½" Gazelle by Blaxe
ALULA build log #001 (Hydrogin)
LEG "One Design Racer" (Jeff Charlot)
LEG "One design Racer" (Kirkgh)
LEG 60" Spit build (Jeff Charlot)
MAX PLANK - Ed Berg (ajroahkni)
NCFM MOTH (Pegasus)
PMP Phoenix Model Products Aermacchi MB339 (Synergy1)
RITEWING - A huge collection of threads (Atom1025 and many others

Circle Abuse

"sloop" flying at cross mt. (thats funny) (0 min 27 sec)


Build Logs

A big collection of Plane-Specific Build Logs.
Moulding Fibreglass Youtube series.
Russ Thompson - Lead Sled Alley - April 2003
Russ Thompson - Lead Sled Alley - December 2002
Russ Thompson - Lead Sled Alley - February 2003
Russ Thompson - Lead Sled Alley - November 2003
Russ Thompson - Lead Sled Alley - Spitfire Sloper
Scimitar II - 70" Composite Pitcheron
WET SEAMS on moulded fuselages
Zip 33 Build Log
Zip 55 Build Log


Control Surfaces & Linkages

Linkages - How To - Many techniques
Silicone Hinges - how to
Soldering - How to solder Piano wire
Torque Rods - discussion and examples 

Finishing

Covering Techniques: Video showing Use of Monokote to make patterns
Decals Thread
Painting - a nice sequence 


Fuselage / Fus

Ballast Tube 101
Fuse Molding with an Inflation Bladder
JART-V-XL Lost Foam Fuse Prt1 (posts #59-#184)
LOST FOAM technique for making fuselages
Repairing a Fuselage using Carbon Sock by Mike Furcolow
WET SEAMS on moulded fuselages


General

A 100% pictorial DLG build (Yclui) that touches on nearly every construction method.
Carbon Testing Part 2! Hollow Molded Monster!
CLEAR CANOPY made while using home-built Vacuum setup
CNC modelling
Highly comprehensive Mouldie repair thread by Wr Mizzard

Hinging
Built up wing Hinging
Hinging II

Make your own Tail Booms
Make Your own Booms by Dave Hill

TWF
Maximus TWF

Wings
"New Stuff" portal
A pictorial composite wing repair tutorial
Building and Using an Automatic Foam Core Cutter - Curtis Suiter -RCSD
Durable Wing leading Edges
Making a Carbon Wing-Joiner
[URL="http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1474377"]Molded wing repair thread - Repairing a smashed spar & broken joiner boxes/URL]
Mouldy wing repair
Socking a Fuselage
WING construction for VACUUM bagging
Wing-Joiner - "Sparless" (Slopeflyer.com)



F3 -RES

F3-RES-Resources *Added 03/11/2017*
Fraundorfers-MAD-RES-Build *Added 03/11/2017*
Build-Thread-AndREaS-2-Meter-from-Germany *Added 03/11/2017*
Tarantula-Hawk-2M-RES *Added 03/11/2017*
Build-Thread-RESoholic-2-meter-RES-from-Germany *Added 03/11/2017*
Last edited by plane_tech; Mar 19, 2017 at 03:37 AM. Reason: Added more stuff!!!
May 22, 2014, 11:32 PM
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Construction / Building


Construction / Building
General
A 100% pictorial DLG build (Yclui) that touches on nearly every construction method.
CLEAR CANOPY made while using home-built Vacuum setup
CNC modelling
Highly comprehensive Mouldie repair thread by Wr Mizzard
HOW TO FIX WARPS, DENTS, TWISTS OR UNCRUNCH FOAM PARTS
Everything You Wanted To Know About Electric Powered Flight (WattFlyer.com
The Dive Test (TailwindGliders.com)

Fuselage / Fus / Fuse
Ballast Tube 101
Fuselage repair using carbon sock
JART-V-XL Lost Foam Fuse Prt1 (posts #59-#184)
LOST FOAM technique for making fuselages
Part 2 (Posts #259-#280)
Re-enforcing a Sleedo fuselage with the sock/shrinkwrap technique
Repairing a Fuselage using Carbon Sock by Mike Furcolow
WET SEAMS on moulded fuselages

Wings
"New Stuff" portal
A pictorial composite wing repair tutorial -All the pics in this thread are no longer being hosted. If someone has an updated link please advise.
Durable Wing leading Edges
Making a Carbon Wing-Joiner
Socking a Fuselage
WING construction for VACUUM bagging
Wing-Joiner - "Sparless" (Slopeflyer.com) - - Error 404
Cutting highly tapered wing cores using a Pivot Cut method
Weblet Testing
Leading Edges on cores - An easier way
Homemade Disser cloth - How to Video
Disser Rack (Thread source for above video
How to Make a Set of Ribs for a Constant Chord Wing
How to Make a Set of Ribs for a Tapered Wing
Making a DLG wing from foam (In Dutch, but Google Translate does a good job *Added 06/16/2016*

Control Surfaces & Linkages
Linkages - How To - Many techniques
Soldering - How to solder Piano wire
Silicone Hinges - how to
Torque Rods - discussion and examples
Design a top drive linkage that comes close to maximum mechanical advantage (i.e. uses all servo throw and minimizes servo arm length)

Finishing
Decals Thread
Painting - a nice sequence
The Compatibility Thread - Resins, Releases, and Paints
Modern-EPP-covering-technique *Added 03/11/2017*

Moulding
CANOPY MOULD - How to
Moulding Fibreglass Youtube series.
WET SEAMS on moulded fuselages
Building full-molded F5B-ships (Raketenwurm and Eisvogel)
Have Mold Now What?

Build Logs
A big collection of Plane-Specific Build Logs.

Vacuum Bagging Technique
How to Vacuum Bag Fiberglass & Composites 1 of 5 - Fiber Glast *Added 03/19/2017*
How to Vacuum Bag Fiberglass & Composites 2 of 5 - Fiber Glast *Added 03/19/2017*
How to Vacuum Bag Fiberglass & Composites 3 of 5 - Fiber Glast *Added 03/19/2017*
How to Vacuum Bag Fiberglass & Composites 4 of 5 - Fiber Glast *Added 03/19/2017*
How to Vacuum Bag Fiberglass & Composites 5 of 5 - Fiber Glast - *Added 03/19/2017*
****ACP video for vacuum bagging was removed.
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May 22, 2014, 11:37 PM
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Materials
Supply / Info
UK - Thread dedicated to UK model supplies
GOOP and Gorilla glue tests and info
Composite suppliers - Dedicated post can be found here

Composite suppliers - Australia
Nuplex
Off the Edge Sailplanes

Composite suppliers - Germany
Bacuplast
EMC-Vega Some special things there you rarely find anywhere else, like thin endgrain balsa as sandwich material.
R-G / Faservbundwerkstoffe Very good documentation and info ('how to', tipps, etc.) and a very complete assortment of literally everything you might need to work with composites.
Schloesser & Cramer Manufacturer of carbonfibre cloth.
Siltex Manufacturer of glasfibre and carbonfiber socks. 

Composite suppliers - Sweden
BeHåPe Plast & Glasfiberprodukter AB

Composite suppliers - UK
Free Flight Supplies

Composite suppliers - USA
ACP Composites
TAP Plastics
Solar Composites
Fiberglass Supply
Fiberglast
CST
Reinforcing fibres and composites - Tutorial
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May 22, 2014, 11:39 PM
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Tools
Home Made
http://gm.cnc.free.fr/en/index.html ] CNC Foam cutting info [/URL]
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=929531 ] Forming using home-built Vacuum setup [/URL]
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=879863 ] HINGE Slotting Jig [/URL]
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=191128 ] HOTWIRE: the very simple "Swingwire" Technique [/URL]
http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-an-ATX-Power-Supply-Into-a-Regular-DC-Powe ] POWER SUPPLY made form Computer power supply [/URL]
http://www.gliderireland.net/vaccumforming.htm ] VACUUM FORMING - Build your own machine [/URL]
http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com/pdfs/RCSD-2008/RCSD-2008-11.pdf ] Building and Using an Automatic Foam Core Cutter - Curtis Suiter -RCSD [/URL]
Simple but mighty DIY 4 axis CNC Foam Cutter - Theremino Controller (Not Arduino) ** Added 21 Aug 2017

Workshop Setup
www.google.com ] place holder- do not use [/URL]
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May 22, 2014, 11:39 PM
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Disciplines
Aerobatics
Ian Cole's Slope Aerobatics page
Surfimps Slope-specific Aerobatics page

F3f
Training -Plan your F3f Improvement

Slope Soaring… without mountains…
Slope Soaring Without Mountains

F3B-RES
F3-RES-Resources *Added 03/11/2017*
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May 22, 2014, 11:53 PM
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Blogs, mags and Online References

Planet-Soaring.com
RC Soaring Digest
RC-Soar.com

Plane databases
RC-soaring in Denmark
F3 Zone
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May 25, 2014, 03:55 AM
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May 26, 2014, 05:11 AM
Tearing the Skies a new one...
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Beautiful Job!!
May 26, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Thanks Nick!
May 26, 2014, 10:34 AM
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Wow! Fantastic job! Thank you...