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Scale Nelitz 1/3 scale Cub build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by dhal22, Feb 9, 2018.

   
  1. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Yes, I let her drive home.
     
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  2. Snoopy1

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    Know what you are talking about. The back bone on the 50cc profile I am building I did the same thing it takes a little practice and knowing when it is wet enough. It took me a few try’s before it worked. I had to keep reducing the thickness off the wood and kept making wetter until it conformed the shape I needed. But once it is done man is it strong and shape resistant. Looking good keep up the good work, nice to follow somebody do a kit build.
     
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  3. AKNick

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    I had an older club member tell me about using the original Windex (with ammonia) to warp wood, it apparently softens the wood/glue temporary to let it curve better. I have not tried it. Being from Alaska, you use what you have lying around. You could probably pick up ammonia in a 5 gal bucket down in the con US for 2cents...
     
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  4. BalsaDust

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    yes windex works better for bending the wood.
     
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  5. dhal22

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    The curvature of the wing tip is not right at the leading edge so I tried soaking just the end. I found the rest of the curve straightening up on me while I soaked the end but how to keep the entire curve wet? I found a way.

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  6. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Now that's using your "head" Chief :attaboy:.
     
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  7. Snoopy1

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    Trust a plumber to think of that one. I like it and it works.
     
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  8. dhal22

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    Yeah, and I got a failing flapper in that tank. One of my basement bathrooms so I haven't looked inside the toilet in years.
     
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  9. dhal22

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    Lower trailing edge piece is wavy so cutting loose and repairing.
     

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  10. dhal22

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    More trailing-edge work.

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