|HERE YOU WILL SEE HOW THE BIG BOYS BUILD FULL SIZE AIRPLANES, AND HOW SMALL BOYS LIKE MYSELF, TRY TO IMITATE THEM, I AM SHORT!!!|
|IN THIS SECTION, I WILL BRIEFLY EXPLAIN YOU HOW I DESIGN AND BUILD
MY ALUMINUM AIRPLANES. IT IS NOT MY GOAL TO TEACH YOU EVERY DETAIL AS HOW TO BUILD METAL MODELS, BUT RATHER, TO SHOW YOU BUILDING MATERIALS, TOOLS AND THE PROPER TECHNIQUES, IF YOU WISH TO LEARN THESE TECHNIQUES, YOU WILL HAVE TO BE WILLING TO SEE SOME BLOOD COMING OUT YOUR SKIN!!!!!!, JUST KIDDING!
|Typically scale airplanes are designed, being built out of wood, covered with plastic films, cloth and even, composites.. The primary goal here is weight SAVING. Light airplanes DO fly better!!!! When it comes to building airplanes using these well proven techniques, I AM NOT GOOD at all!! I will make out of glue, wood, sanding, and covering a real mess not to count the waist of material!!!
When you Think about building RC airplanes out of aluminum, you tend to associate this type of contruction with weight excess, radio problems not to mention the amount of work involved.
Several techniques are being used to simulate aluminum finnishings in our scale airplanes. Among these we have the popular chrome plastic films, adhesive aluminum tapes, aluminum pigmented paints. Another growing popular technique is to cover the entire wooden airframe with printing plates. All these have been successful to a point, the problem is how careful you will have be in order to handle the model..
When using litho plate on top of an all wood airframe for covering, you will end up with a HEAVY airplane if you are not careful .
Beleive it or not, IF PROPER PROCEDURES are being used building an airplane enterely out of aluminum, the weigh factor will be well under control. I have built and sucessfully flown all aluminum airplanes as small as .010 size.. Let us discuss the whole deal!!
Full size airplanes are built out of aluminum alloys communly called ALCLAD. ALCLAD come in forms of sheetiing, angles and rivets
Aluminum sheeting is available in thickness from .005 up to 1/2 inch.
rivents are available from 1/16th through 1/4 diameter, they come in different shapes depending on the stress level. The most commonly used are the universal head type , and the flush type.. More later...
|UNDER CONSTRUCTION !!!!!!|