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    Co-Pilot Håvard Støre's Avatar
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    Greetings:-)
    I am nearly finished with the plug. Looking forward to making the plugs for the vertical stabs. They will be a breeze to make in
    comparison to the fuse/wing.
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    I admire your dedication as I have some in my miniquad builds, keep up the good work mate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roboforcer X2000 View Post
    I admire your dedication as I have some in my miniquad builds, keep up the good work mate!
    Thanks:-) You inspired me greatly with your quad builds.

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    Glassing my vertical stabs with Z-epoxy. Sweet honey. They may look easy, but getting thin and precise and trailing edges takes a lot of effort. Thin shapes warps easily.
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    NICE!! Subbing to this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobigdale View Post
    NICE!! Subbing to this thread!
    The more the merrier, Dale:-)

    As these are my first plugs for my first molds ever, I try to make them strong and true. I seal all the edges with fiber glass, so that no water can creep in, when I wet sand the primer/filler later.
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    Yeah, I am subbing too. This is what the lab is about. Nice work.
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    Looking great so far... is it done yet?
    When nothing else out there will suit your needs... design and build it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrick View Post
    Looking great so far... is it done yet?
    Lol:-) I hope to maiden the bird in January 2017. There are economic considerations, so I need to spread out the cost. I need a ton of resins and various cloths and tools, a lot of new stuff for linear polarized 1,3 GHz. Also I need a bungee launch system. Its very expensive to get started in composits, but I feel that its what I will use for my plane projects in the future.

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    I use a 2K acrylic/urethane sanding primer on all the parts, so that I can sand them smooth. The fumes are horrible, so I have to do all my spraying in the garden, and move the parts indoors for hardening. I still bring a lot of fumes inside, so I need to limit the amounts of layers. On my vertical stabs I use finishing resin/micro balloons in an effort to get them flat and smooth, before priming with the 2K stuff. Hopefully I only need a single layer of primer after this.

    Z-poxy and micro balloons:
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    Some inspiration..... This plane is very similar in design:
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