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Windshields

Postby billcost » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:24 pm

This is my first balsa wood plane i am doing the 600 series piper cub what is the best way to put the windshield on i tried the white glue and it doesnt stick can anyone tell me if there is any good tricks for attaching windshields
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Piper Windshield

Postby lukebozek1 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:53 pm

Don't attach the windshield until you are done painting. I use the Testor's plastic cement applying to the wood frame around the windows, and apply sparingly. Pull the plastic windscreen over the frame and hold in place with your fingertips until the cement starts to hold the plastic. Go slow. What you want is to get a seal between the wooden frame and the plastic where it least shows. Do not use CA, that glue will fog the plastic with fumes as it dries. Good Luck! Show us a picture of the completed work!
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Postby scigs30 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:52 pm

I use canopy glue or Elmers white glue. I first tape the canopy in place where I want it. Then I lift the tape on one side only and apply a little glue with a toothpick. I put the tape back down and let it dry. Then I repeat on the other side.
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piper cub pics

Postby billcost » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:10 pm

thanks for your replies
Imagehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/54220691@N04/5018777505/
here are a couple pics i'm not going to paint this one because i'm not sure what paint to use this one was experimental i have a cessna180 i am doing next that one i am going to paint (if someone can tell me what the best way to it is) :) i will up dated with my progress

Thanks
Bill
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try this again

Postby billcost » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:14 pm

[http://www.flickr.com/photos/54220691@N04/5018777505/][http://www.flickr.com/photos/54220691@N04/5019382866/]
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Postby cliffm » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:36 am

Nice job on your first build. It looks like you're working on your planes in the house so you will probably want to use water base acrylics which are readily available at the arts and crafts sections in most variety stores. They're virtually odorless,easily cleaned up with water and non-toxic for pets and children. If you do a little browsing thru the past threads you will find many words of "wisdom" on the procedures of application and the pro's and con's of other paints and colored coverings. Have fun.
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Postby ADW 123 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:51 am

did anyone have problems with the thrust berring not pushing the prop out enuff and having he prop rub againsts the nose cone with those type of kits (like this one)
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thrust bearing

Postby billcost » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:15 pm

I had the same problem i made a washer out of thin cardboard i took a 5/16 drill bit and made a hole in a piece of thin cardboard then i pushed the thrust bearing thru the hole and cut the cardboard around the outside with a pair of scissors it worked well for me
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Postby ADW 123 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:15 pm

has anyone talked to guillows about this "design flaw"
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Postby Phugoid » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:37 pm

I have the same problem with mine. I will make up a spacer out of basswood or plastic, whatever you use you have to make sure it can't crush otherwise it will give you an inconsistant thrust angle.....
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Postby scigs30 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:41 am

I found that if you put the plastic nose on the fuselage about 1/16th of an inch, the prop fits. The problem is there is no room for down or side to side thrush adjustment. You can order some small washers or ball washers from Peck and cut the shaft, apply washers and add prop back on, bend shaft, problem cured.
http://www.a2zcorp.us/store/Category.asp?Cguid={64E8AE46-3CE8-42EF-B6E1-BD397B688D61}&Category=ModelSupplies%3AThrust+Bearings
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Postby Phugoid » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:43 pm

I put mine on that 1/16" of an inch and no joy, I'm afraid this one is a design flaw!
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Postby scigs30 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:20 pm

This is an old design and Guillows re designed the nose button a few times over the years. The problem is they never made the necessary adjustments for the plan.
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