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Jan 02, 2013, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by buzzfly
If you want, you can read every post in this thread -- something that I did before I built mine, and from there you will learn that the design is well honed.
Thanks for the kind words. Anyone (other than myself) who has read all 4000+ posts in this thread has my respect.
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Jan 05, 2013, 03:54 PM
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I have read almost all the posts.. did skim over some areas. glad you are still alive.
going to open the package today and start looking over the directions.
Jan 12, 2013, 06:38 AM
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woohoo! started my build. working on pod.
1st question. should i use Gorilla foaming glue in the area right behind F3? to fill that void. it would real make that area rock solid. the area here in picture
Last edited by twister782; Jan 12, 2013 at 06:55 AM.
Jan 12, 2013, 08:14 AM
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If you start doing things like that it will become too heavy in a hurry.
Jan 12, 2013, 09:44 AM
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ok i will stay light. i have a tendency to over build
Jan 12, 2013, 10:34 AM
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can anyone help with pictures of how they sheeted the top of the pod? do i use the 4- 2 1/4" x 4" pieces of balsa? like to have a close up view of what it is supposed to look like when completed
Jan 12, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Twister,

here are some links to posts in this thread that might help you.

1st -- regarding filling the void behind F3, here is an option:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...7&postcount=78

If you look at the second picture, you'll see he used a little bit of Gorilla glue sprinkled with water. Allan commented that he thought this would be light and solid.

After I ripped out the tailboom on a launch, I repaired it the same way and have had no problems since.

2nd -- regarding pics of the sheeting of the pod, here are a variety of posts that might help you out. If these aren't specific enough, post here, and I'll take pics of my pod. Keep in mind though, that mine is 2 1/2 years old, rode hard and put up wet!

-- Mark

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&postcount=57
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=112
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=118
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=303
Jan 12, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Thank You, Mark. yes that answered my question.
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Jan 12, 2013, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by twister782
woohoo! started my build. working on pod.
1st question. should i use Gorilla foaming glue in the area right behind F3? to fill that void. it would real make that area rock solid. the area here in picture
I crammed some balsa wedges between the pod and shaft where the shaft enters the pod. Then squirted a little thin ca on it. This helped to beef it up without adding much weight.
Jan 12, 2013, 07:30 PM
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My problem is that after I beef up one thing, I can't stop there.
Jan 14, 2013, 05:01 AM
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is 30 min. epoxy the same as finishing epoxy?
Jan 14, 2013, 06:21 AM
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if you had to do it all over again would you.....
cover pod with monocoat or paint?
Jan 14, 2013, 08:12 AM
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They are not the same.

I covered with the real light glass cloth and Nelson film for a light color. I don't remember how I did the cloth, but I think I might of sprayed it lightly with spray adhesive such as 3M77 and put it in place. Then brushed with Polyclilic. Probably two coats.
Last edited by Al M; Jan 14, 2013 at 08:19 AM.
Jan 14, 2013, 09:31 AM
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is 30 min. epoxy the same as finishing epoxy?
No.

30 minute epoxy is a bonding epoxy, typically fairly thick.

Finishing epoxy is used for surface coating and/or with a fabric. It is usually quite thin. Not as strong a bond but it works better for surface finishing.

Finishing epoxy
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXK304&P=7
Jan 14, 2013, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Al M
They are not the same.

I covered with the real light glass cloth and Nelson film for a light color. I don't remember how I did the cloth, but I think I might of sprayed it lightly with spray adhesive such as 3M77 and put it in place. Then brushed with Polyclilic. Probably two coats.
http://www.wrightbrothersrc.com/tips.htm

Check out the Reinforcing pod video.

Curtis


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