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PSS / Re: Joe's F86 PSS build
« Last post by rogallo on April 21, 2021, 17:00:03 PM »
Joe, I hope you dont mind me hijacking your post. My Sabre is coming along slowly. My first time using glass to cover. Just finished the underside and waiting to cure. Tomorrow the top. Then finish the cockpit.
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Slope Soaring / Re: Straight from the archives! The year is 2003!
« Last post by rogallo on April 11, 2021, 14:19:50 PM »
Great Pics Fred and great memories too!
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Scale / Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Last post by Kevin O'Donoghue on April 10, 2021, 12:52:08 PM »
Not sure what to say to that one Ralph??!!! Are you shopping around for least penance? ::) ::) Offer appreciated but I got a 2kg bag of lead shot in a pouch for diving exactly as Bill suggested on E-bay. Will make balancing the Swift grand and easy .....
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Scale / Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Last post by billscottni on April 10, 2021, 10:45:12 AM »
Kevin,
  I have visited a bunch of churches lately, I am happy to share my spoils!

During Lockdown!! ??? ???
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Scale / Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Last post by rogallo on April 10, 2021, 08:21:25 AM »
Kevin,
  I have visited a bunch of churches lately, I am happy to share my spoils!
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Scale / Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Last post by billscottni on April 09, 2021, 16:28:13 PM »
only needs enough epoxy to stick and hold in place. Too much gets hot!
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Scale / Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Last post by Kevin O'Donoghue on April 09, 2021, 14:04:44 PM »
I do something similar Bill. Usually tape a mixing cup to the nose on a string and fill it with coins, then weight the lot once happy and cut the right amount of lead from a sheet I had, fold it up tight and install.
I have run out of lead so I was only this week googling fishing tackle shops to buy lead shot just as you described. I was going to gun in the lead with some silicone. Your method does get the weight right into the nose and epoxy would be best.
I’ll go on e-bay tonight and see what I find!
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Scale / Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Last post by billscottni on April 09, 2021, 11:04:24 AM »
I bought loose lead shot off Ebay. Type of thing divers put in their weight belts nowadays. Wasn't too expensive and advantage is you can mix it with epoxy and pour it right up into the nose of the model, so weight is as far forward as possible.

I tape a plastic cup to the nose, put the model on the balancer and pour shot in to the cup until model balances. Weigh the amount needed and mix maybe 2/3 with epoxy and pour into nose. Remainder goes in a ziploc bag and gets put in the nose in the normal fashion. Can add or subtract to that until you're happy with balance, then epoxy it in properly
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Scale / Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Last post by Kevin O'Donoghue on April 08, 2021, 19:01:42 PM »
Ya. Just need to stick it on a balance and raid a church roof!!!!!
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Scale / Re: Mibo Swift S1
« Last post by rogallo on April 08, 2021, 11:59:16 AM »
Kevin,
 a steady 18KPH will keep it in the air.

fingers crossed for next week then!

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