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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2011, 11:53:41 PM »
I scraped off paint of the propeller.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2011, 12:58:38 AM »
The tires are made from plastic jacket of electrical cable.
It is a method of the easy making.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2011, 01:24:13 AM »
Excellent idea Kenji,another method that I use is to buy those cheap boxes of rubber seals in auto shops,in them comes a variety of rubber rings suitable for placing onto wooden rims,making these old wheels is a real art in itself.
Your tutorial is fascinating and very useful,as model builders we source things that others would throw away.
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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2011, 03:19:50 AM »
Barry,

Thank you.

The woods is bonded to both sides of the brass line and the strut is made. It fixes with the tape until the bonding material hardens.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2011, 05:13:29 AM »
Nice work. What kind of glue do you use for this type of structure?

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2011, 05:47:44 AM »
Lou,

Thank you.

It is a bonding material of the epoxy system.
I occasionally use Araldite.
An upper thing is a type that stiffens in five minutes.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2011, 03:11:14 PM »
That is another good tip  Kenji,I had not realised that Araldite was such an international product,it originated just after WW2 as a resin made for the aircraft industry called redux bonding,the first aircraft to use it was the de havilland Dove aircraft whereby the stringers and formers were both glued and partially rivetted to the skinning,its commercial use is now well known and the quality of bond is excellent,the biggest drawback is the shel life which by comparison with other adhesives is quite short,the quick drying version that you mention is a remarkable product.
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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2011, 03:35:57 PM »
Unfortunately it is not available in North America.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2011, 03:54:31 PM »
Lou,

"Permatex" is the same bonding material.


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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2011, 06:29:21 AM »
Thank you kenji.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2011, 05:20:29 PM »
Barry,

The epoxy bonding material is used to manufacture "Shinkansen" of Japan.

I built the strut with the sandpaper and the knife.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2011, 03:06:54 AM »
This is a good strong method of construction Kenji,it can be used on almost any strut application including interplane struts,cabane struts and undercarriages,I like it.
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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2011, 04:50:49 AM »
Barry,

This method is more strong than the use only of the wood.

I made the wheel from accumulating three Plastic boards. The diameter of the board of the second piece is a little small. This becomes a dent where the tire fits in.


Tires are temporarily attached.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2011, 10:56:44 AM »
Thanks Kenji very interesting. I am really enjoying learning all your techniques.

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Re: Kawanishi K-2 racer
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2011, 02:33:33 PM »
Kenji all of your techniques are so functional and practical,this is another idea for my next model,like Peter I am enjoying your approach to solid modelling.
Barry.