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Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Jul 2016, 11:07
by Martin Church
Anyone know why Bucks composites have nothing in stock? All they're resins are marked temporarily out of stock & have been for a couple of weeks.
They do have a water based resin in stock, anyone used it yet?
Looks to be OK & says for ding resistant covering to wings etc,
Hopefuly be alot less messy to.

http://www.bucks-composites.com/product ... del-planes

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Jul 2016, 11:31
by Peter Balcombe
Martin,
It might be worth giving them a call to see what is actually available.
I have found them very helpful & their phone times today are 1-3pm ish.
Peter

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Jul 2016, 11:47
by Martin Church
Not available at those times for phoning so I've taken a chance on it.
I'm sure it's very suitable & not being epoxy based probably a lot safer on health issues.
Still need to wear gloves etc & the process is a little more involved & for full
hardness is achieved only after four weeks. Luckily I'm in no great rush as this model won't be ready till next Season.

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Jul 2016, 13:21
by matt
Hi Martin, be careful with using water based products on veneer or balsa sheeted foam wings.... It can bend them easily. Matt

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Jul 2016, 13:53
by Martin Church
matt wrote:Hi Martin, be careful with using water based products on veneer or balsa sheeted foam wings.... It can bend them easily. Matt
Hoping that won't be an issue as these are epoxy vac bagged wings so should have enough torsional resistance Under the skins but might have more trouble with the waggly bits as they seem more flexible.
Hope I've not just wasted the best part of £50 on this but it was the only option in stock :(

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 25 Jul 2016, 08:27
by Martin Church
Ive got my water based skinning system & over the weekend I laid up a little test piece to make sure it was suitable.
Firstly I bought a Tin of Ronseal Dismond hard floor varnish to use as a sanding sealer.
I brushed this on to a square of 1/8th balsa sheeting. Waited twenty minuets then laid over a layer of 1oz glass cloth. I put the 1st coat of the Water based resin & waited two hours before applying the second coat. A further two hrs passed before I added the last coat of the WBR.
I was very surprised to come back to it the following morning to a nice solid ding proof glossy finish. As the system is acrylic based im now going to be busy searching DIY chains stocks of floor paints. Wickes (our local chain) doesn't do the Diamond hard coloured garage floor paints from Ronseal so I need to find an alternate source. I think I will be able to apply a gloss white floor paint over the top of the glass after a quick rub down with some wet & dry.

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 29 Jul 2016, 11:05
by Martin Church
Look who turned up in the post yesterday.
Wife suggests I call Him Hari cause at some point he will commit Hari kari in my glider.
Oh ye of little faith get back in the kitchen woman ;)
Purchased him from AH Designs of Wales.
Sandra who makes these pilots is retiring in September real shame as they are only around the £30-£35 mark for a full bodied pilot.
I'm going to put my order in for the quarter scale guy for my pic 20 end of next week.

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 29 Jul 2016, 11:55
by Peter Balcombe
Good idea Martin.
I think I will add one to my '20' seeing as I have had to remove my canopy glazing to extract the remains of my last (plastic moulded) pilot who exploded when the canopy hit the ground from 100' or so. No other damage.
I will have to cut a well in the canopy base to sit the new man though ;)

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 29 Jul 2016, 12:30
by Martin Church
Excellent peter
If you decide the new canopy route I believe Andy D from the peak has a new pic 20 canopy he's selling as he text me earlier in the week to see if I'd sourced one yet for my kit.

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 29 Jul 2016, 13:03
by Peter Balcombe
Hi Martin,
I should have said ASW20.
However, the glazing is in one piece, just a few cosmetic blemishes accumulated over the years so not really a big issue to reuse.
However, I will check with Andy just in case.