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Old Aug 01, 2004, 05:26 PM
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Making the most of foam!


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Old Aug 01, 2004, 05:31 PM
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In the photos it looks like paint or vinyle? But its not!
The foam is inlayed! Makes a nice wing,a nice wing.

Mike
Old Aug 01, 2004, 05:33 PM
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A closer look you say!
Old Aug 01, 2004, 05:35 PM
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Now onto the fuse!
Old Aug 01, 2004, 05:42 PM
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Very cool, are you gong to tell us your secrets for cutting the inlay? tt
Old Aug 01, 2004, 05:49 PM
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There is no secret! It is laser cut.
Old Aug 01, 2004, 11:39 PM
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I tried it with my keychain laser but just see a red dot no matter where I look
Old Aug 02, 2004, 12:11 AM
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Looks pretty cool. Wish I had access to a laser Safe to assume you do

What are you gluing the inlays back in with? Just normal foam rated glue I assume. Is the inlays changing the structural integrity of the wing any? Done many tests on strength?
Old Aug 02, 2004, 07:50 PM
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I use CA to glue the foam. The wing is pretty strong because of the two layers. Plus It has a C.F. spar inside.

Mike
Old Aug 02, 2004, 07:55 PM
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Mike,
What is that wing for? Is it the Citabria from 3Dfoamy?

Phil
Old Aug 02, 2004, 09:02 PM
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Hi Phil,
No its my own design! A 3Decathalon!

Mike
Old Aug 02, 2004, 09:43 PM
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Looks like you've one-upped RCAV8R13: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160145

He did his by hand!

Looks great, btw...
Old Aug 02, 2004, 10:11 PM
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His stuff looks great!

Thanks
Mike
Old Aug 02, 2004, 11:50 PM
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Don't forget to show us the rest of the plane when it is finished. tt
Old Aug 02, 2004, 11:53 PM
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I am almost finished with the fuse drawning.
It like inlay meets origami. Should be pretty cool.
I will post some photos.

Mike


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