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Oct 13, 2012, 11:15 AM
Claus at Area 52
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the art of the impossible.


to cut thin and tapered .. with cnc hot-wire can be very demanding.
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Oct 14, 2012, 08:45 AM
Claus at Area 52
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Alinement of wings.


to have the wing sitting as a straight line on both sides, I use this old trick from my day as carpenter.
Oct 15, 2012, 10:09 AM
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I have to make the duct now.


I am doing an other variant for a area ruled duct just to see the difference
Oct 15, 2012, 10:10 AM
deltas are cool
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yep those are some of the longest ducts
Oct 15, 2012, 10:28 AM
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it is some 4-5 inch too long at the picture

Claus
Oct 15, 2012, 06:26 PM
deltas are cool
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my plug was about 2" long i think ,it allows you some adj as to where you want your motor/fan.mine needs the motr a bit further fwd of where you had it shown on your drawing ,to keep the batt out of the cockpit.
Oct 18, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Making ducts


to make plugs ready for making ducts takes some time!
it have now got its final epoxy coating.
Oct 18, 2012, 02:42 PM
deltas are cool
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yes it does ,i was lucky and got just one to work well enough for both sides.
Oct 19, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Ready to glass


they have got sealer, sander and epoxy primer, 4 times of wax and one coat of pva.
Oct 19, 2012, 05:24 PM
PH.D in Scratchbuilding
Looking good Claus.....
Oct 19, 2012, 05:46 PM
deltas are cool
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yep looking good ,are you installing landing gear in this one ? or are you flying from a bungee?
Oct 19, 2012, 05:56 PM
Mister Fear
I just got my hands on a HO scale train transformer.

Time to cut some foam
Oct 19, 2012, 06:03 PM
deltas are cool
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yippee ..it's a fun plane to build ...very shapley...you know the rules post some pics when you get started.
Oct 20, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Air Sally,Claus,

Whats the average layup time for this style of ducting, i mean making the plugs,filling, sanding, sanding more, the waxing the pva, to the final product?

Im getting into glass more and more with my builds, and Im thinking of tackling some ducting on my next project. Just want kinda of know what im getting myself into and how deep its going to go into my wallet. :P

I have seen that scratchbuilding isnt as cheap as just going out and buying a airframe.
But who wants the same airframe that a dozen other flyers at the local field have. Its one of the motivating factors that drives me to my creations

So approx time/budget would be some great info.
Oct 20, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Making ducts


I have spend 12 hours or so.. plus drying time on this three parts.
to keep the glass in tight contact with the plug I use vacuum bags sealed with my foil iron and wax around the tubes.
vacuum comes from a simple fish-tank pump where we revised the pump direction.


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