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From: "kdh916" <kdholden@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: Build time
Zoman: Read the construction article and try to figure out which tools that you already have that can be used. The big difference foam is that you need a building board. That can be a piece of "Celotex" ceiling tile or similar, but it is better to secure the Celotex to a very flat piece of wood/plywood with tape. At least a 6"x24" surface is needed and 1'x2' would be better. You will need pins (preferably "T" pins) and pin clamps. You need a utility knife and single edge razor blades, but an Exacto knife and #11 blades would be a big help. You will need various sanding materials, which you probably already have. A saw to cut the CF boom is needed. It can be a very fine tooth hacksaw blade if you first wrap the CF with masking tape. (CA the cut surface to avoid splinters.) Use the saw blade free, not in the frame. Do not apply much pressure to the saw. You will need a set of twist drills, say 1/16" to 1/4" by 64ths, or a comparable metric set. You will need rubber bands to apply clamping force but a set of clamps would be a big help. Cloths pins can be use in some cases. The biggie last, you need an iron to apply the covering. Thermals, Ken in Carmichael --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, Zo <zoman2222@...> wrote: > > Thank you both for the information. I have few tools but I've been working with foam to this point. I purchased the plans for Bug because of it size and the way it has been report to fly very fell also. > > Which tool do you recommend as a may have for this kind of build.(206) 368-6100 > > Sent from my iPhone > > On Mar 7, 2011, at 7:44 PM, Tim Schuh <tim@...> wrote: > > > On 3/6/2011 9:13 PM, mrmarvinmccoy wrote: > > > > > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "onehappybigguy"<onehappybigguy@> wrote: > > >> How long to build a Bug, if you are a first time builder? > > >> > > > > > > > > > That will depend on what tools you have. I think the Bug is one of the easiest gliders to build. It has fewer parts and the parts are smaller then most gliders. The plans are straight forward and easy to read. Plus there is some good information on this site about building it. If you have all of the materials and tools needed to cut, glue and cover you should be able to knock one of these out in a couple weekends. > > > > > > Marvin > > > > > > > As Marvin implied the answer is often "it depends." If you have all the > > tools and you take your time you could probably cut all the parts in one > > evening. You could easily assemble the wing the next evening and build > > the pod the following night. This assuming you have a night time > > routine that involves putting a spouse or kids to bed before starting > > work. If you don't have any distractions and don't have to go to the > > hobby shop for something you forgot I would think you could easily knock > > one out from start to finish in one solid non-work day, assuming you are > > largely using CA for glue. I tend to build mostly with carpenters glue > > (water soluble, easy clean up, non-toxic, very strong but flexible) for > > a majority of my builds so I have to glue a set of parts then wait a > > minimum of three hours before beginning again. Doing it that way a 2M > > ship takes me about two weeks worth of weeknights and one weekend day > > but I don't always get to work on my models so the real calendar time is > > closer to two months. Still, I would say one solid day should net you a > > small, simple glider like the Bug. > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] >