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From: "jrgospo" <John.Gospodarek@...>
Date: Monday, June 24, 2002 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: Reinforced fuse (not just for new pilots)
I glassed my fuse with .075 FG cloth(two layers). I don't have a scale but it was defiantly worth it. Allen replied that it added 3 grams so I may have added 6. I sprayed the fuse with adhesive and then formed the FG to the fuse. I cut the cloth large and applied it down one side, around the bottom and up the other side. I left one side long and ran strips across the top, overlapping the starting side about ¼". After it was in position I used med. CA to wet it out. The second layer I ran in the other direction. The fuse is now bullet proof with not mach additional weight. I have an EPP foam nose that helps absorb direct hits. I lost a battery the other day and it went in hard on a side arm launch without any damage, except for the servos being jarred loose. I would recommend glass for all new pilots. I will gladly suffer the added weight to avoid the build fly, build fly build fly syndrome.