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Ls8 neo

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roo Hawkins
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terry white wrote:
25 Mar 2021, 18:03
Hi Roo, hope you and the Mrs. are well.
I'm interested to see how you are going to run the servo power and mechanics to the tail plane
and attach the fin to the fus strong enough to withstand landing loads etc.
Thanks terry. We are ok. Planning to glass the tail with 200gm glass and fix it on with carbon.

roo Hawkins
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First layer of micro balloons filler the second layer and sanding
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roo Hawkins
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Tail fixed on with carbon and glassed. Hole cut for wire
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Dave Mackintosh
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looking good Roo.

roo Hawkins
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2k filler primer. Nearly there with the fuselage
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Fuselage now painted. Plus all the foam removed
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Nigel Argall
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Great to see you building at your usual lightening speed Roo. Just a few questions: Is foam out of whole fuz or just the cockpit? If so, what is logic of that - weight saving? Would surely be stronger if left in??! Also, how do you get foam out? I've tried petrol in past - dissolves well but leaves crusty, sharp residue on glass so how do you do it?

roo Hawkins
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Nigel Argall wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 17:30
Great to see you building at your usual lightening speed Roo. Just a few questions: Is foam out of whole fuz or just the cockpit? If so, what is logic of that - weight saving? Would surely be stronger if left in??! Also, how do you get foam out? I've tried petrol in past - dissolves well but leaves crusty, sharp residue on glass so how do you do it?
There is a fair bit of weight in the foam as I finish it off with polyfilier. It is covered with plastic packaging tape. I remove the foam in the cockpit area with a old screw driver and use petrol for the last bit. All the packaging tape pulls out and all the guw comes out with that. The build may slow down now as my sailing water is now open so will be windsurfing and less in the workshop. Roo

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Wings are now cut and veneered plus tail. Will try to post pictures but have been having problems uploading photos.
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