Building materials, covering

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Re: Building materials, covering

Post by chia » March 31st, 2011, 8:33 pm

Have you seen those brownish sort of grocery bags that are really thin? I think they use them at Dominick's sometimes. I don't know if that's what illusionist means, though.
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Post by andrewwski » March 31st, 2011, 9:22 pm

Try the bags from the produce section. They are much thinner than regular bags at the checkout.

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Post by illusionist » April 1st, 2011, 4:08 am

Yeah, I get the produce bags from either Walmart or our local grocery store. The thin, transparent stuff.
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Post by jander14indoor » April 1st, 2011, 9:12 am

You have to look around when scrounging bags for covering. Since it isn't sold by weight, the thickness varies by region, store and even in a store from time to time. Best to collect a bunch from your area and weigh consistent patches (say 10 by 10). Make sure its less than tissue then pick the lightest.
At one time in my area PetSmart and Home Depot shopping bags were very light, but they've gained weight recently.

Ask the shopper in your house, whose bags to they hate!!

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Re: Building materials, covering

Post by illusionist » April 14th, 2011, 1:12 pm

So I just got my Master Airscrew Balsa Stripper today, and it is absolutely wonderful! It's cheap, and they have a warranty so they replace it for any reason. I definitely recommend this stripper.
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Post by smartkid222 » April 14th, 2011, 7:08 pm

Where did you get it from?
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Re: Building materials, covering

Post by StampingDad » April 20th, 2011, 11:20 am

Can carbon fiber be used this year to reinforce the motorstick?

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Post by chalker7 » April 20th, 2011, 11:35 am

StampingDad wrote:Can carbon fiber be used this year to reinforce the motorstick?
This is not the place for official clarifications, I doubt any tournament will honor postings here if used for arbitration. For an official ruling submit a clarification at soinc.org. That being said, rule 2.b. states "The helicopter may be braced with string of any base material." So, in my opinion, the answer would be maybe. It likely depends on wether the carbon fiber is in string-form or laminate form. If I were you, I'd submit an official clarification with more details on your proposed construction.
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Re: Building materials, covering

Post by aubrey048 » April 20th, 2011, 12:22 pm

Random tip: NEVER USE KITE PAPER FOR YOUR WINGS, EVEN IF IT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA. Too heavy! I learned this midway through my helicopter experience. In time--thank God--for regionals.
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