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Building materials, covering

Post by smartkid222 » August 26th, 2010, 10:10 am

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Post by franklinknights » September 28th, 2010, 6:15 pm

what r u ppl using? we r using ultra mylar, 3/16 wood by 1/8 th of balsa. and using super glue to join them
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Post by blue cobra » January 5th, 2011, 1:44 pm

Is there any good way to repair a tear in mylar?
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Post by lllazar » January 5th, 2011, 3:29 pm

Perhaps melt it a little at the edges?
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Post by illusionist » January 5th, 2011, 4:28 pm

A quick (not 100% successful) method is to wet a small piece of mylar and stick it on top of the tear. Use water, but saliva works just as well.
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Post by smartkid222 » January 5th, 2011, 7:23 pm

blue cobra wrote:Is there any good way to repair a tear in mylar?
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Post by chia » January 5th, 2011, 8:38 pm

Do you guys buy balsa online? If so, where?
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Post by lllazar » January 6th, 2011, 7:18 pm

Balsa wood inc, google it. Its a nice place, pretty cheap, and it's in Iowa so shipping shouldn't be too much for you. Lol i would say that, but then again after much fundraising our team actually has a lot of money, at least a lot for us...now i don't have to feel guilty about telling coach to order stuff for me :)
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Post by chia » January 9th, 2011, 8:14 pm

Bleh. Covering with mylar was not fun. Much harder than a nice, flat(ish) wright stuff plane wing :roll:
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Re: Building materials, covering

Post by aubrey048 » January 20th, 2011, 9:09 am

What exactly do you guys use to build the helicopter? I am getting the impression that balsa wood is used, but what else? And where can I get it?
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