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From: Ken Holden <kdholden@...>
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:05 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] More on problems overcome.
Hi Mark: Try 3M Blenderm surgical tape. Expensive but worth it for models of Bug size. Too heavy for micro stuff. It is flexible and very sticky. Thermals, Ken in Carmichael On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 5:21 AM, Mark <flyeround@...> wrote: > Thanks for responding so quickly guys. Its good to know that there are > people watching. > > Spent a wonderful couple of hours the other evening in a local farmers > field. There was just a drift of wind coming up the hill, which if I caught > it right was enough to keep the Bug ghosting along at about walking pace. > No long flights but magical! > > I meant to say too that I have "invented" the ideal tool for creating those > large lightening holes in the wingtips and tailfeathers, and of course in > other planes. I had tried cutting round handy tin lids etc but these did not > leave the holes very tidy. I the end I turned up a cone from a scrap of wood > about 4 ½ inches long tapering from say ¼ inch up to 1 ¼ inches and glued > some 120 grade abrasive paper to it. Just a few turns in in a rough and > ready hole and Bingo! a really neat clean finish, and round too. I should > patent it and become a millionaire - why has no one thought of this before, > or have I reinvented the wheel? > > I used Sellotape Diamond tape for the hinges. This is very thick isn't it. > I cut it to half width, ¼ inch, and pinned the fin and rudder about 3/32" > apart then stuck the tape to the bare wood. This worked OK but with the > edges any closer the hinge was too stiff. I didn't fancy slicing into 1/16" > edge to put a mylar hinge in. What does anyone else use? The covering goes > up to but not over the hinges. > > I made a temporary foam "nose" to fit over the Bug. It helps it to bounce > when I make a poor launch! Doesn't seem to affect the flight very much an > can bef removed when I get better. > > > > ------------------------------------ > > Home Page - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BugHLG/ > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]