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Kurt
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« on: February 02, 2018, 07:54:05 AM »

Dear friends,
in spite of my age I love informatics, so I underwent the hard (lie!!) work to build a new home page, which can be read easily on the nowadays nearly exclusively used "smart"phones. Under the page "Aeromodelling"you will see some of my latest projects, practically all "oldtimers"like me. I shall be happy if you would give me a feed back on one or the other model.
Your always busy Kurt
(at this moment from Rio)
I nearly forgot my home page: www.kurt-rio.com (the address has not changed)
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 01:20:07 PM »

Nice site Kurt.  Really enjoyed your models.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 10:08:03 PM »

Wow, I see a lot of interests that parallel mine.

About those old timer, what are you using to cover with? It looks like they have much the same structure as the original. I ask as the originals often relied on the doped tissue or silk for torsional stiffness.

I love seeing the balsa structure through the transparent film, definitely not a foamy bird!

All the best,
Konrad
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 04:46:11 AM »

Thanks for the link Kurt - interesting models.

Enjoy your flying and sailing in Brazil.

John
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 06:29:27 AM »

Great models & engine collection,Kurt.

Scott
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 04:05:11 PM »

Dears Glenn, Konrad, John and Scott,
thank you for your kind words. A word about covering: really in the old times I covered my models with Japan paper and dope, silk was too expensive for me and too difficult to find. To tell the truth, it was not even Japan paper, but stiif, thick and heavy post-war german covering paper, quite horrible! Only for the competition model V-51 I succeeded in getting some Japan paper, which by accident, wrong choice of the dope, became yellow and transparent. Today I use the light and transparent polyester foil from Oracover, which is very easy to work on and looks good. My structures are stiff enough to support this covering, which is of course much more flexible than paper.
Happy flying to all,
Kurt
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