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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcunningham44 View Post
    That's more like it. Looks really nice. Bet that sheeting on the fuse was a pain!

    Here is a shot of all the framework done. Some trimming and sanding is needed obviously

    20180112_160201 by Tom Whit, on Flickr
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    Default Re: Stick and tissue :)

    One trick I learned is that if you get her all cut down and sanded, a coat of water-based polyurethane will really help stick the tissue (or covering) to the wood. You sometimes have to use a quick brush with fine sandpaper because the urethane will curl up the tails of the wood grain.

    BTW What glue did ya use? (LOL this question caused several flame wars on RC sites)
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    Default Re: Stick and tissue :)

    Polycrylic comes in very handy for a number of projects.
    I have used thin plastic sheet (tracing paper thickness), 1/2 oz per yard silkspan and polycrylic to make 70mm and 90mm EDF thrust tubes.
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    Default Re: Stick and tissue :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillrat View Post
    One trick I learned is that if you get her all cut down and sanded, a coat of water-based polyurethane will really help stick the tissue (or covering) to the wood. You sometimes have to use a quick brush with fine sandpaper because the urethane will curl up the tails of the wood grain.

    BTW What glue did ya use? (LOL this question caused several flame wars on RC sites)
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    Default Re: Stick and tissue :)

    I switched from Ambroid to Titebond several years ago.
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    I see sjcunningham44 has bottles of light and medium CA (Cyanoacrylate) in his photo.
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    I have a 50cc 2 stroke engine thats supposed to run on FAI fuel, extremely hard to find up here, and IF you did you'd be shocked at what it costs! I have an old Morrisey Bravo that was kit built by someone ended up at my place. I needed to modify a servo tray, and was amazed at what they used to adhesive. It was still pliable 25 years later.

    The Gov't up here has done a number on where and how to fly. Glad I got to enjoy what we had while it lasted.....
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    Regulations for flying are much, much stricter in the EU than in Canada.
    At home I had to go to aircraft flight school to be certified and must have insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Regulations for flying are much, much stricter in the EU than in Canada.
    At home I had to go to aircraft flight school to be certified and must have insurance.
    It is not a whole lot different here in the US now. Insurance aka the AMA is mandatory at flying fields.
    Also models of a certain weight regardless of their configuration be it a drone, or a 1/4 scale cub must be 'registered' with the government.

    I have flown RC models since I was 15 years old... I have more storys and experiences than you could imagine.

    But I have been beat down to the point where it is frankly not worth it...

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    Some forty years ago, I flew the AMA pattern competitions. If you remember Don Lowe, I flew two of his Phoenix designs... 5 & 6. Even back then, the larger flying fields required AMA membership and insurance.
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