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The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Xpress, Sep 13, 2014.

   
  1. Snoopy1

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    The sheeting is 1/16 “ . I would like to do Stits cover and paint but right now do not have the facilities, so it will be film covered.
    The wiring job looks good.will be ready to fly soon.
     
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  2. AKNick

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    When making your poly snake skin sheathing, after cutting to length I like to lightly burn the edges with a torch, it will keep the ends from unraveling. Then I use marine/adhesive lined heat shrink to keep the ends from vibrating into the wiring and it helps stick it in place.
     
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  3. Snoopy1

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    The stabilizers are sheeted on all the sides and preliminary sanding is done. Now the hinging needs to be done, will do six hinges per elevator.
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  4. Jetpainter

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    I use normal heat shrink on most of it and marine on anything that gets handled like aileron extensions. 20200524_151942.jpg
     
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  5. AKNick

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    Finally getting my mini dart DLG ready. It’s only taken YEARS. So much head scratching and issues (my fault). Made a new tail even! Got my programming figured put for flaperons, just need to add some ballast to the nose. Without ballast she’s 4.85oz. Not too bad for a glass foam core 1m glider. It’s lighter than my Alula. I think I’m going to need 1/2oz on the nose... thanks to my home made tail. Should be a fun first DLG regardless. Not used to NOT having any space to put anything. Holy smokes it’s tight in there. Even soldered my servos to heat shrunken Rx. Almost flight ready!

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  6. WMcNabb

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    Baffles....first attempt with foam and glass.

    Temporarily installed for a fit check. Needs a bit of adjustment before paint.

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    Nicely done looks good and a nice tight fit around the engine.
     
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  8. BalsaDust

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    Yes 1M are really tight mind you a 1.5 doesnt give you much more room. Thats a decent weight for a 1M but they get lighter. The 1M Hawk I had was just shy of 120 grams.
     
  9. AKNick

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    Got out to fly it! Need to shim the horizontal and add more weight to the nose. Amazed how much penetration it has during a throw wow. Hard to tell just how it handled because it was pretty tail heavy. My flying buddy has a hawk as well and his was heavier than mine he said.. before adding ballast LOL It was 150g with ballast and I have to add a lot more.
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  10. Jetpainter

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    Round cowls do make that project a little more complicated.
     
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