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Old 04-27-2010, 09:49 PM
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Hmm. 210kts eh? I guess you can definitely call that progress. I better get to work.

You know I ran across a funny picture on somebody's builder's log once. It made me wonder if a guy can work any faster when not encumbered by any clothing. Now, I've heard of painting nekkid...but epoxy don't wash off.

What do you think John?
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:00 PM
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Now, I've heard of painting nekkid...
Actually, I think that was sanding. Hot work on the patio in Florida (and a pool 5 steps away). Painting and epoxy work definitely require protection.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:18 PM
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My Uncle Roland once thought it would be a good idea to sand the top of a dresser he built while not wearing a shirt...cause its hot in Delaware in the summer. He was using a belt sander.

I heard some screaming from his workshop, and went out there only to find that he had sucked the skin on his belly up in that sander so tight he couldn't get loose. I had to go and extricate him. It was ugly...I'm sure he still has a scar...

No nekkid sanding for me.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:42 PM
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My Uncle Roland once thought it would be a good idea to sand the top of a dresser he built while not wearing a shirt...cause its hot in Delaware in the summer. He was using a belt sander.

I heard some screaming from his workshop, and went out there only to find that he had sucked the skin on his belly up in that sander so tight he couldn't get loose. I had to go and extricate him. It was ugly...I'm sure he still has a scar...

No nekkid sanding for me.
My big brother did that to his knee a couple of years ago. Sucked up his knee skin and jeans. He limped from his kitchen to his workshop (with the sander hanging on for the ride) and had to back it off with a ratchet.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:44 PM
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I checked out Marcs super-v8-ez project today. Nice work. I am jealious of the extra room.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:03 AM
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Naked belt sanding would be asking for trouble. It's best not to fry bacon naked either . Most, if not all the sanding when finishing a canard plane is hand / long board sanding.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:43 PM
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Since nobody else seems to be active on this forum, or posting any pics of THEIR progress lately, I guess I will.

Yesterday I was one fiberglassing motherfloxer. Heres the results.
Are you sure that your fusselage is only 4" inches wider and deeper...it look like more bigger than 4"...
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:00 PM
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Are you sure that your fusselage is only 4" inches wider and deeper...it look like more bigger than 4"...
Thats what my wife says too.

(sorry, couldn't resist that one)
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:26 PM
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I spent the day carving foam...on the lower fuselage. I'll throw up a couple of pics but you can't really see much. I think it turned out pretty good.

I started off by drawing a line along the entire length about 4" on either side of the corner of the longeron. Next I cut with the jigsaw at 45 degrees on both the bottom and sides, using the corner of the lower longeron as a reference point. I got within about 3/16 or so with the jigsaw, then used the belt sander held at an angle to cut down to the corner of the longeron. At this point I had a fairly flat angled surface along the entire length.

Then I used this thing I bought at Lowes for stripping paint; its a Scotch-Brite abrasive disc thats about 5" dia and about 3/4" thick and goes on the 4" grinder. Man, does this thing ever carve foam. Gotta be careful tho - you can dork up your project in half a blink. So I took this thing and knocked the upper and lower corners off the angled surface I had created.

Finally I used my trusty Porter Cable 6" orbit sander w/ the vacuum attached and went in long strokes up and down until I'd blended it all into a nice countoured radius.

So thats what I did and heres how it looks:
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looks good, even wood showing !
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:55 AM
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looks good, even wood showing !
Hmm...my wife says that too!

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Old 05-01-2010, 12:21 PM
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Thats what my wife says too.

(sorry, couldn't resist that one)
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:28 PM
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great job! and everything is cleaned up too! I hate to clean the garage
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:59 AM
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Glassed the outside of the fuselage the other day. Well, almost. Seems I underestimated the amount of UNI I'd need to build the tub, so I didn't manage to get all the plies on before the glass ran out. Luckily I had about 10yds of 60" peelply laying around, so we skinned the whole thing with that and called it a day. Got the foam sealed up anyway.

Also, the landing brake flap was cut out and the pan above it glassed in, then the flap was hooked back in with 5 min micro dabs and glassed over. After the third UNI ply is laid down, I can cut out the brake flap and pop it loose.

I think it turned out pretty good - I'll have to do a little sanding in places, then I can lay on the remaining ply.

Heres a few pics - the rest are on my Picasa page:
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