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Diamond Geezer07/06/2014 20:51:28
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Hi guys

Can I cover my wings in the usual way if they have been glassed

MikeS08/06/2014 08:14:51
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If you mean with the Monokote type covering then you could but why glass it first if you going to covering it. I would spray it.

Mike

Ernie08/06/2014 09:21:55
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Hi, For me, one of the reasons for glassing is to avoid having to use a film covering, 'cos for me it always blisters in the sun. So, Mike is right, carspray, spraygun, or even a big airbrush. Also, if you have the nerve, you can airbrush decoration ontop of the paint

ernie

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator08/06/2014 10:10:39
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A big problem you will face will be air bubbles......the 'glass will be airtight so getting rid of any trapped air will be a nightmare......dont know

Percy Verance08/06/2014 11:44:20
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Don't I know it Steve. My Doctor gave me some tablets, so it isn't an issue now.........

Tim Mackey08/06/2014 11:49:12
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LOL Percy

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator08/06/2014 11:51:52
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Trapped wind....very painful....teeth 2

Diamond Geezer08/06/2014 13:10:17
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OK I bought an f18 through the bmfa site when it got here the wings were damaged trailing edges and the wing tips are broken off,I have replaced the wing tips and repaired the trailing edges,then one of the guys at the club suggested I tape the edges with f/glass to strengthen them up,and put some resin over the rest of the wings,I could

spray them but I have this carbon fibre tissue all around the edge of the wings!

pete taylor08/06/2014 13:51:12
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You certainly can! Here's one I did earlier...just be super careful with the trapped wind!!

Dragon Models Fouga Magister

Keith Evans 308/06/2014 14:43:52
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What I find helps when covering solid surfaces is to put tiny pinpricks in the covering just before the final tightening process. Nothing untowards happens to the covering and you need to look damn hard to see them afterwards.

pete taylor08/06/2014 18:55:59
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Tower Hobbies make just such a tool Keith... wink

Although I haven't a clue if it's available here.

Edited By pete taylor on 08/06/2014 18:56:50

Keith Evans 309/06/2014 10:37:16
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Thanks Pete

Diamond Geezer11/06/2014 20:15:10
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Hi Pete

Very nice looking plane so this glassing thing is new to me,as I said I have taped the edges with carbon fibre tissue,got some aero poxy and spread it the wings,the thing is I have lots of little air bubbles in it,can I rub these out and try to put some more resin on?and can you tell me what is the best to use I've tried sandpaper but it does not seem to have much effect any advice on this would be much appreciated,

Thx

Ernie13/06/2014 09:04:01
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Hi, I use resin mixed with micro ballons powder. That makes a really good filler, because you can vary the amount of powder, and so have either a very light or a very strong mix.

Micro Ballons is a fine powder, but each grain is a hollow glass sphere.

ernie

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