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Reply #8 - Jan 24th, 2018 at 8:21am

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AK - The support strips I think you were referring to were only slipped into the slots to show the parts at the correct height so they could be removed and the keels added and glued in place. The jig cross members, at least on my jig were coated with paraffin to keep the glue from sticking to the jig. I still got some very small sticking but my craft knife worked them out without any damage. If you build a jig like these, make sure you can slide out the horizontal jig members, otherwise it is useless, kinda like building a boat in your basement, nice job but going nowhere after that.
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Reply #7 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 4:13pm

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I just redid the pictures in the thread on fuselage construction types.  I've had to redo the order in the process because the Photobucket site changed their policies changed and the pictures were no longer shared free.  I was lucky to be able to retrieve those photos and have reconstructed the posts but the replies are a bit out of order...  Click Here  Shows how various constructions are done and some jigs that have been made to do them.
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Reply #6 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 3:29pm

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alfakilo wrote on Jan 23rd, 2018 at 12:20pm:
Sky9pilot wrote on Jan 23rd, 2018 at 10:48am:
Usually a glue like Duco or that type is used so that a bit of Acetone on a "Q" tip applied to the former and jig joint will release the glue and allow the removal from the jig.Tom


Makes sense. Will debonders for CA and water for PVA work as easily?


I have tried the CA and it works well if used sparingly! Haven't tried the water for PVA but have a feeling that it might be a bit more difficult to get the PVA to release once that it's set up.
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Reply #5 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 12:20pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Jan 23rd, 2018 at 10:48am:
Usually a glue like Duco or that type is used so that a bit of Acetone on a "Q" tip applied to the former and jig joint will release the glue and allow the removal from the jig.Tom


Makes sense. Will debonders for CA and water for PVA work as easily?
 
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Reply #4 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 10:48am

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alfakilo wrote on Jan 22nd, 2018 at 11:53am:
One question I had was how to remove the support strips that were 'tack' glued to the plane parts.


Usually a glue like Duco or that type is used so that a bit of Acetone on a "Q" tip applied to the former and jig joint will release the glue and allow the removal from the jig.
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #3 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 10:46am

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Here's a link to NB's fuselage jig: Click Here
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Reply #2 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 7:17am

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yotabota wrote on Jan 22nd, 2018 at 8:57pm:
Hi AK,
In the FF column of RCGroups there's a thread on this jig. People are having trouble getting this jig and the vendor doesn't seem to replying to any inquiries. You could build one along the lines of the one NB has built. He has a build thread here in the Gadgets section and there have been a few others built to this method.
BTW welcome to S&T, this is a great place for whatever you need.
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Thanks for the leads, Mike! I'll go there.
 
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Reply #1 - Jan 22nd, 2018 at 8:57pm

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Hi AK,
In the FF column of RCGroups there's a thread on this jig. People are having trouble getting this jig and the vendor doesn't seem to replying to any inquiries. You could build one along the lines of the one NB has built. He has a build thread here in the Gadgets section and there have been a few others built to this method.
BTW welcome to S&T, this is a great place for whatever you need.
Mike
 
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Jan 22nd, 2018 at 11:53am

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Has anyone used this jig? Opinions?

One question I had was how to remove the support strips that were 'tack' glued to the plane parts.
 
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