Seaplanes ... rock

Discussion in 'Scratchbuilding!' started by TomMonton, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. TomMonton

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    In fact this plane is already sold. I plan to build another one right away while the pattern is still fresh on my mind.

    Sold this one as a foam built, ready to paint and outfit.
     
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  2. Ok, I have my mount flush on the back end of the foam that is why I was thinking rounded corners, me bad. ;) Plus I forgot about the opening at the bottom for the wires. :)

    BUT, the holes will decrease the weight. :D :D
     
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  3. Plans for the Mako are printed but haven't started cutting it out yet, working on some of the accessories first, motor mount and some control line supports.


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  4. Sidewayskiwi

    Sidewayskiwi Ace Pilot

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    it looks like a mixture of Miss Budweiser the unlimited hydro and an aircraft looks good
     
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  5. Well parts are cut out including the cf rods, just have to dig them out of the donor. :D :D Boy how my build techniques have changed over the last few years, did I ever go heavy on the glue. :D

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  6. Pontoons are somewhat done, once the glue cures and I can give it a sanding then I will give them a MogPog coating inside and out, added glue strength plus a sealer.

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  7. TomMonton

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    I was going to try modge podge on mine too.

    I've never used it before but this seemed like a viable application.
     
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  8. The stuff I have used has sort of a purple label to it, there are a hundred different kinds, I will get the exact model. It is partially a glue , not super strong but with the UHU and it , it should be water tight. It does make painting easier to except you have to be careful of what kind of brush you use because it will leave brush strokes.
     
  9. I wonder how spray foam would do for water sealing at joins and then sand the cured foam off! Never tried that myself but just thinking out loud.
     
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  10. We both spelled it wrong LOL, Mod Podge :) , so the stuff I use is called Hard Coat and like I said it has a purple label, waterbase sealer, glue & finish.
     
  11. Are you talking about that expanding foam in a aerosol can?
     
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  12. Yup!
     
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  13. I tried a few years back trying to make some floats and I sprayed it into a tube and then cut it in half, fairly heavy but what I wanted it for didn't matter but the very inside didn't cure. I never did experiment with it that much after that, maybe I just tried to fill a to large of an area period and it wasn't able to fully cure because there was no more air to react with. .
     
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  14. My new little motor mount looks cool :), still glued on their foam firewall or whatever you want to call it but this way it adds as a former for the back end also. :)

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  15. Floats are Mod Podged on the inside, all the seams look totally sealed but once the glue sets up I will cover the outside to.

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  16. bogusbandit56

    bogusbandit56 Top Gun

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    I think expanding foam could split your pontoons wide open . That stuff is pretty difficult to get the right quantity into a confined area.
    Have you guys tried putting hot glue on a scraper and smoothing over the joints to seal them?
     
  17. I was trying to make two solid floats out of one piece when I had tried it and it didn't cure all the way through. I think if I was to try it again would be just to fill the mold and let the excess run over and then hot wire the top off.
     
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  18. bogusbandit56

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    Sound like a lot of work:)
     
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  19. I actually had to go and move a little snow today so it cut into the building time but it is mainly all together. The upper fuse I made into one piece and will cut in the hatch late, the outside of the floats have a Mod Podge coating now. So once this all cures a little sanding on the fuse and start fitting hardware.

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  20. Fuse is sanded now and I built some struts for the back.

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