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Engine Doctor01/04/2018 11:41:51
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Posted by Chris Barlow on 31/03/2018 02:12:28:

So a frustrating but productive couple of days which at one point had me gripping the nose between my legs and pinching the sides to the formers with my right hand and left wrist whilst trying to apply drops or runny cyano with my left hand! Oh and I dropped the fuselage twice creating a dent in the side that will have to be filled! surprise

You can remove most dents in balsa simply by wetting the dent and applying heat from a covering iron . The steam generated swells the fibers back to their normal shape. It saves a lot of filling and sanding plus no filler to fall out later.

Have don similar contortions holding bits with knees hand and applying cyano ! Have been stuck firmly to fuselages in past blush on a couple of occasions !

Trevor21/04/2018 12:23:28
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Having ordered my short kit from Sarik yesterday, I’m re-reading these threads with renewed interest! Rather than struggle to distort the 1/8 sheet sides, is there any reason why one shouldn’t plank the more curvaceous sections? I’m not saying it would be quicker but I think, for me at least, it might be less stressful.

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Levanter21/04/2018 13:20:41
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Trevor

​I would definitely think about planking as an option as it does seem to be a bit problematical.
​A couple of things to consider maybe:
​If the planking has to finish at 1/8" to match with sheeting and for strength you may want to plank a bit thicker as you will need a sanding allowance.
​You will use more glue and the planked section may end up slightly heavier.
​With planking you don't want the balsa too soft. It is better that it wraps around the curves without buckling. On the other hand you don't want it to hard or that will make sanding more difficult.

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Chris Barlow21/04/2018 18:38:12
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Trevor, I'd recommend having a look at how Phil has done his fuzz and go with that method of external molding formers. There aren't really enough formers down the fuselage for planking, just the 2 immediately behind the cockpit.

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