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Started by homersainty, Thursday,January 10, 2013, 19:15:11
Quote from: feefo on Thursday,January 10, 2013, 20:21:01 Having just ordered my 1st quad kit (X525), someone posted in another forum that the model I';d picked had a lack of spares available. But you';ve just given me the sparky idea of using some carbon sheet, or even glass fibre sheet I already have should I need to repair it. Strange how the blindingly obvious isn';t always obvious, so thanks for making me think....
Quote from: XH558 on Thursday,January 10, 2013, 22:58:32 Ply';s even cheaper
Quote from: feefo on Thursday,January 10, 2013, 23:10:25 True but I';ve got some carbon sheet offcuts that I managed to blag from a place that specialise in making carbon ';things';. In fact a LHS owner got them to make some carbon parts for his heli, I guess they';d make other bits too, but I doubt they';d be the cheap option.They have 2 online stores http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/Default.aspxhttp://www.carbonmods.co.uk/I use them for carbon rods or tube for my FW control rods etc.
Quote from: homersainty on Friday,January 11, 2013, 04:41:57 But not as sexy
Quote from: XH558 on Friday,January 11, 2013, 11:54:53 I';m all for ';building on a budget'; much more fun than kits - and IMHO you learn more
Quote from: feefo on Friday,January 11, 2013, 13:08:33 All very well provided you can cut straight.....
Quote from: XH558 on Friday,January 11, 2013, 13:25:17 That';s the VERY point ... you LEARN to cut straight by doing it & getting it wrong .. perhaps several times CA is brilliant - if you cut it wrong CA it back on and try again I have been doing it 50 years and I still get it wrong (occasionally ) but I still get more pleasure from thinking about how I';m going to build something cheaply - assembling the bits I can afford and getting it all together successfully so it flies ... not just these quads but planks too.I will admit to having a very large scrap box under my cutting bench :embarrassed :embarrassed But fettling is magic... I love it My best mistake to date was trying to cut 1/8th balsa strip from a plank so I didn';t have to buy any ... got my trusty metal ruler and held it down firmly with my finger ends pressing down very firmly so it didn';t move ... forgot that fingers ';squash'; down a little bit when pressed and with my very sharp scalpel trimmed about 1/16th off the ends of 3 fingers... quite neatly I can tell you that blood soaks in to balsa very quickly I did think about gluing the bits of finger back on with CA ... but left them off thinking that it';s be less likely to happen next time now there';s less skin there That plank still has the blood soaked balsa within it';s structure ... well you can';t waste it can you
Quote from: paulcobra on Thursday,January 17, 2013, 02:54:33 Could even get the sticky back plastic in carbon effect to cover those arms, car spares places sell it or ebay
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