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    A little progress:
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    Nice man. I built a hobbyking reverb pylon racer for FPV. It did a 1 mile out and back in 56 seconds at about 2/3 throttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rfriedman View Post
    Nice man. I built a hobbyking reverb pylon racer for FPV. It did a 1 mile out and back in 56 seconds at about 2/3 throttle.
    Thanks:-) I have also considered various existing models for fast fpv, but I got this idea of a blended fuselage/wing design, and just had to run with it. Because of the thin wings I can't build it with any conventional techniques, so I have to do it like a hollow moulded composite design. I have never moulded a plane, but I believe my hours of research have given me all the information I need to complete the project. It will be expensive though because of all the gear, material and tools required.

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    Some more progress.... I took the plug and a belt sander and removed quite a lot of material. Using a belt sander for this is quite scary, but I got a lot done in about 90 minutes. There is still a huge amount of work before I am done with the plug. Looks fast:
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    So.... I have done a crazy amount of filling, sanding, filling. Today I glassed the top side.
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    I used to build composite outboard river rockets. This is the stuff to use when you get ready. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...nycellfoam.php Amazingly strong, light, and durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowgto View Post
    I used to build composite outboard river rockets. This is the stuff to use when you get ready. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...nycellfoam.php Amazingly strong, light, and durable.
    Thanks for the tip, bro:-) I am probably going to use pvc foam in some future layup. In the first layup I will use glass, balsa and then glass again. It will be my first layup ever, and balsa will be easier to sandwich than pvc foam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Håvard Støre View Post
    Thanks for the tip, bro:-) I am probably going to use pvc foam in some future layup. In the first layup I will use glass, balsa and then glass again. It will be my first layup ever, and balsa will be easier to sandwich than pvc foam.
    I am really interested to see how this comes out! are you going to do a top and bottom half and then sandwich the two together with hysol or something? or build it up over layers? On the boats we used to build a plug, then reverse it, then use mold release over the negative and work 'from the outside in'.

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    I am a slow builder, so don't hold your breath.

    I will basically be using these techniques:

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    Way cool! We did the same thing with the boats on a larger scale. The vacuum bagging technique is really solid! Towards the end we were using old refrigerator compressors trying to pull more/additional vacuum.


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