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Apr 24, 2005, 04:43 PM
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Most of the IMS stuff comes with condenser paper (like my F1L EZB above), but it's easy enough, and lighter, to use Ultrafilm from Ray Harlan ( I think the Ikara Bulldog is available with plastic covering, too. As I recollect, it weighs about 4 grams that way. Not bad for an RTF, IMO.

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Apr 24, 2005, 07:19 PM
Love is like Pi: Irrational
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thanks a lot josh for going through all that trouble of getting those links
35 bucks for that rtf plane jeez (the cruiser b or c)
your right i should probably make one of my own
anyone got any microfilm left over or some sort of kit of balsa wood (hehe)
Apr 24, 2005, 07:35 PM
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Seriously, stay away from microfilm. It's extremely difficult to use. I've built two "mike" models, and the film tore whenever it touched ANYTHING. Plastic films are much stronger than microfilm, though it is the lightest covering possible at present. I've heard that microfilm averages less than .3 micron, while OS film is .5 micron. Super-Ultrafilm/Polymicro is .9 micron (and still ridiculously light).
Apr 24, 2005, 08:29 PM
Love is like Pi: Irrational
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so if i were to search for these things on the internet what key words should i put in for that stronger plastic stuff

(what do you call the plastic stuff you put over it? is it heatshrink)
May 03, 2005, 09:04 PM
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Pistachio anyone?

So here's my latest. Yea, it's only 8" span. Weight is about 1.5 gram and its best flight is 43 sec.
May 03, 2005, 11:56 PM
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SIG Tiger.

SIG Tiger all finished as a park flyer for the Grand kids.
Gave it a glide, then 50 turns on the loop of 1/4 and it looks okay.
May 04, 2005, 12:01 AM
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Comet kit P47.

Comet kit P47. Built long ago, now my Grandson's.
Not a wonderful flyer, but it's okay on low turns in the local park.
24in span, with a loop of 1/4 is enough.
May 04, 2005, 12:08 AM
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Lavochkin built from a Veron plan 3 years ago.
Ducted home made fan (anyone have a Phil Smith one to sell to me?),Cox .049 engine, but a bit sick, so have only had it power gliding.
Ron Churnich in our Brisbane F/F club also has one, and it flys like a bird.
May 04, 2005, 12:30 AM
Sir Jasper
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That's a good looking Tiger Gossie.
Will have to build one one day too.
May 04, 2005, 04:08 AM
sensitive artsy type
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Nice tiger and nice pistachio, way to go guys! tt
May 04, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Excellent models, Gossie. Your P-47 looks excellent.
May 04, 2005, 12:46 PM
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My Sparky

Here's a pic of my Sparky that I just finished up. Covered in yellow jap and sprayed with floral paint. Not too sure about the weight yet as I still need to add rubber.
Last edited by Tag1260; May 04, 2005 at 12:59 PM.
May 04, 2005, 10:07 PM
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Excellent----and very nice colour scheme, really suits it, BUT tell me/us more about 'floral' paint please.
May 04, 2005, 10:35 PM
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Thanks. They use Floral paint to paint flowers. It is found in craft stores here in the US. It can be put on lightly yet be very opaque. Not much weight added when used. Now if I could just learn some better masking techniques I'd be all set!
May 04, 2005, 10:41 PM
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>Ducted home made fan (anyone have a Phil Smith one to sell to me?),

Howard, I think that Phil might just be able to help direct; I know he used to sell various impellers. Worth a try....

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