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Jul 22, 2019, 10:02 PM
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Gordon, I use a lot of West Systems epoxy. I use it for modeling, for repairs on my ultralight, for the commercial fiberglass parts I make, and for repairing polyester parts. Many shops that support the boat people sell the full line of West epoxy products. They also sell polyester, but from what I can gather there are more polyester boat repairs with epoxy, then with polyester. It's my belief, and that of many people that I talk with, that epoxy is a superior medium for "aged" polyester repairs. Whether you repair with polyester, or epoxy if at all possible sand, or scour the surface so the glue can make a good bond. My first QM kits were polyester too, but I quickly changed to epoxy.
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Jul 27, 2019, 11:27 PM
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Thanks for the pictures it's nice to put faces to the people who have been making comments that make this thread more intersting .
And the pictures in the link are so clear it's amazing.
I saw a few familiar faces tha I have watched race in Canada .
And a Red doberman that reminded me of on I had years ago .
Thanks again .
Len
Jul 29, 2019, 12:30 AM
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Leo, If you haven't seen them here is a link to the Nats flicker pylon pictures
https://www.flickr.com/photos/modela...57709677797131
Nov 10, 2019, 07:41 PM
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Well here we go again


Fizz
I don't remember where I left off because I have CRS too.
So I'll start here :
Haying is done I have enough put away for the next 2 years .
I repaired 5 bale feeders as the guy on the bobcat is an animal Critters are fed for at least 3 weeks .
I don't want to do anything but put wood in the stove its -16C outside and white .
So... I forced myself to work on several planes while my granddaughter painted water colors .
The only distraction was having to go play in the park.
You are right Greg hanging with the grandchildren is fun and she helps me build . Placing motors in a tiny fuse is easy for a 5 year olds hands.
LIFE IS GREAT.
I started with reinforcing the wing hold down on a GP Mr Mulligan very weak now has 3 layers of carbon in front and 3 layers of glass behind and some gussets .Then on to the shark and a cowl for another ele shark kit then I used some of the extra glue from the cowl to start repairs on a slightly abused LR1 A..
and after 4 tries on a motor mount for the .15 ELE shark i have something that I'm happy with ..
I"m not going to do more ... it wasn't easy but it works
Nov 10, 2019, 08:40 PM
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Pretty ambitious! I haven't done a lot of airplane work - between vacation and business trips, there hasn't been much time to do fun stuff. Oh, well - gotta pay the bills! I hope to spend some time this winter getting my damaged P63 back together (with the Nelson .15) and hope it doesn't pick up too much weight in the process. Maybe I ought to take a few pics as I go along, too! If I remember..
Nov 17, 2019, 11:15 AM
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Not much to report


I need to file the mount down a bit more
But i managed to add a bit of black to the fuse i hope it turned out ok .
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Dec 03, 2019, 01:33 PM
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Pinstripes !!!!


A few stripes and its no longer plane yellow .
Last edited by leo turt; Dec 03, 2019 at 04:21 PM. Reason: One more pic
Dec 04, 2019, 12:26 PM
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Len,

That looks great! A very good choice for that wing shape. Can't wait to see the maiden flight video. You've got skis to fit it, right?

Cheers,
Duane
Dec 05, 2019, 06:32 PM
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Winter rocks


I can forget the lawn and weeding and just work on planes
I thought i was going to give up on working with epoxy I kept getting a rash that peeled ..It turns out that im alergic to Isopropyl alcohol .
Now im using acetone instead .
Has anyone used easy release fa 67 how do I use it .
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