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Thread: Veneered foam vs traditional built up construction
03/10/2020 09:23:38

I agree. Veneered foam has been around long enough to be almost traditional! Ive found these wings take more punishment than built up wings. There is a tendency for the veneer to lift. Fibreglass coating avoids that.

Thread: Replacement Cowl
22/09/2020 19:55:30

Thanks Tony. Yes I have found their P47 60 cowl which with shipping comes to 102 dollars!

If its flimsy like the original h9 one that is very expensive. I shall press on!

22/09/2020 17:19:56

Brian and Tony, I cant find specific cowls on the FGsite for Hangar 9 60 size P47 or F6F. If you can find them and send a link that will be very helpful. Thanks

22/09/2020 17:17:05

Andy, what size was that cowl? I think this 60 sized h9 cowl would need a gallon of silicone to do it that way and be thuck enough for casting.

22/09/2020 02:11:39

Thanks Andy and a good result. It's satisfying to make your own especially when the bought ones are so flimsy.

I intend to use 2 part silicone with some other material supporting and I may make a secondary plug to refine the shape a little.

Here is the moulding frame under construction.


And the engine plate being prepared for moulding


21/09/2020 03:15:51

This first mould will give me a basic shape and is quicker than starting from scratch.


21/09/2020 03:08:43

A coat of fg cloth externally and internally after removing, with sandpaper all the original chequers (vinyl decals) and the soft gell coat which was delaminating and split.

Primer shows up defects which will need rubbing and filling.

Eventually I'm ready to start making a moulding frame.


21/09/2020 03:02:34


The cutouts lose the rounded shape so need restoration.

An internal template for the cowl fitting from depron.


Some trial and error fitting required.

Using shaped balsa inserts to restore the round profile and the engine plate removed (gentle heat to soften epoxy) to begin making a mould. img_20200911_203944.jpg

21/09/2020 02:54:12

Work on a new cowl for the Hangar 9 P47 (60 size) cowl.


The original with much patching up and splits.

In order to create a copy from a mould made externally, I am going to close all cutouts and strengthen the original. The plastic simulated engine could be moulded anew from fg also

Thread: Graupner Repair/Servicing in UK
19/09/2020 20:19:10

Is your screen physically damaged or not responding to touch?

Thread: Petrol or Glow?
17/09/2020 09:50:48

I have a 30cc size aerobat to equip with a motor.

The choicevis between 4 stroke glow, possibly large 2 stroke, or 2 stroke petrol. Such as ASP 180FS glow. or MVVS 30cc petrol. I have experience of glow but petrol seems increasingly popular. Proz and cons? I'm interested in relative aspects such as noise levels, ease of use, reliability, power to weight and fuel economy. Please contribute your experiences. Thanks

Thread: Junior 60 Rebuild
27/08/2020 14:30:04

The nose shaping and cowl / hatch design








New glazing cut from acetate sheet, after making paper patterns by trial and error. The glue is Loctite 401.

Thread: Replacement Cowl
27/08/2020 09:31:44

I also checked out the Vortex ones. Not overly keen on those plastic vac form mouldings on large models. You cant beat fibreglass and its also much more repairable. I still like making balsa cowls the old fashioned way!

26/08/2020 11:59:19

I have to make one for my h9 f6f hellcat 60.

If anyone would like to send me their knackered cowl I could make a mould and cast some if there's interest.

26/08/2020 11:56:47

Thats interesting do you cast the plaster inside the cowl? Then does it release ok?

25/08/2020 21:42:21

Do you have the original? It is usually possible to replicate or renovate fg cowls.

Thread: Junior 60 Rebuild
19/08/2020 19:27:10

Thanks, yes that is interesting. So the Lipo slided in below the motor? I need the battery full forward as the original had 8 oz of lead under the motor.

18/08/2020 22:50:28

Wing covered in silk,with dope. Now needs 2 or 3 coats of shrinking dope. Also pictured a KK Falcon tail beingcovered.


18/08/2020 17:44:11

The remodelled nose. Partly carved.


Thread: Radiomaster TX16s Anyone tried one?
10/08/2020 12:12:11

I agree with the ease of changing modes. However have in mind that particularly one is imported (no warranty) and is not the hall sensor gimbal model. The latter is £10 more with a guarantee from hobbyrc who say they are expected in this week (uk stock). They are supplied as mode 2. Your choice!

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