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From: "invrtdheli <invrtd@...>" <invrtd@...>
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: FG tail surfaces?
I am new to the group. I just got the bug plans and will be starting mine soon. I would like to make it a DLG version. In terms of using glass use a water based polyurathane like polycrylic from home depot. I have used it will glass and no bagging equipment with good results. Use a paper towel to apply and soak up excess flip the tail over and repeat on next side. You can add food coloring to the finish to give it some color. Hope this helps. Clark --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "g8frv" <kg4fzz@h...> wrote: > Another trick for re-inforcing thin balsa is to run thin CA into the > edges, either before (if you want more CA penetration = stronger > local hardening of the wood) or after the PU. Thats commonly used on > the larger DHLGs round here. > > Otherwise you could use 1.5mil packing tape (with or without the > PU/CA) on one side as a re-inforcement & control surface hinge. > > David H near Seattle