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« on: July 21, 2019, 03:46:20 PM »

I noticed after starting my build that the copy was a smidge too big so the wingspan will be 13.25". Not going to worry about it. With dihedral, tip-to-tip might still be 13".


I'm sitting bedside with my mom in the hospital (pneumonia). Peanut was perfect size since I can wile away the hours building on my lap, but still be here for her. I got one of those 3/8" thick foam boards to build on.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2019, 05:08:34 PM »

Sorry to hear about your Mom in the hospital.  Can sure relate to your situation; used to study lots of plans and modeling material when our Mom had hospitalizations in her later years. That's pretty neat, having a building board with you!   It's nice that you can be with her, and have your little Piper to help take care of yourself...
Best wishes to both of you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2019, 05:23:51 PM »

Thank you. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, but they finally seem to be getting ahead of the infection.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 12:54:33 PM »

So my first attempt at a laminated part didn't go so good. It seemed to be very brittle. I also managed to laminate a piece of tape in there.

I'm going to redo the form using 1/16" balsa. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. I used Sig yellow glue, thinned with water.

I have the book about free flight models, but it's at home far, far, away.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 05:48:39 PM »

I use candle wax, or crayon wax and rub it on the form before doing the laminations so that it comes off without sticking to the mold. I have used cardboard and foam for doing the molds.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 12:59:55 PM »

For laminating, I cut the pattern out of artist`s mounting board then use clear sticky tape around the edge. Crimp the excess into the middle top and bottom, a quick rub round pressing the edge onto a table and nothing will stick to it. I also use clear tape over the plan before building ......  Caution though - some tape like clear parcel tape can be static and may attract the paper resulting in a messed up, curly plan Sad
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 04:17:33 PM »

Great points, thanks guys. I made a new form using balsa, then rubber the edge with red crayon. I'll post pictures tonight.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2019, 12:08:16 AM »

The 2nd try at laminated parts came out much better. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2019, 12:45:23 AM »

A thanks to Maxfliarthttps://www.youtube.com/user/maxfliart for the idea of using pieces of cut foam board as jigs.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019, 03:37:12 AM »

Gosh that does look very dainty!  Well Done.  Hope Mum is doing well too.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2019, 07:30:38 AM »

A very nice rebound on the tail surfaces! No kinks to be seen. Did you pull the strip as you wound it? Well wishes to your Mom! Pneumonia can be a very strong adversary.
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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2019, 04:05:45 PM »

My mom passed quietly in her sleep.
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2019, 04:35:00 PM »

Sorry to hear of your pain. Take some time off to grieve.
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2019, 06:13:33 PM »

Oh my. What sad news. So sorry to hear this--sincere condolences to you and your family.

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