Sidewayskiwi
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A bit over this reject foam thing
SU34V5 maidened OK tail heavy landed OK
Move the battery tweak the control surfaces off we go
Flying fine do a loop won't pull out bang new fuselage and wing bent right at the end of the carbon rod inch perfect
The battery Velcro had lifted the DTF paper (crap reject US stock ) and battery full forward can't pull out and bango
Battery comes out through nose and catches on fire
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A bit over this reject foam thing
SU34V5 maidened OK tail heavy landed OK
Move the battery tweak the control surfaces off we go
Flying fine do a loop won't pull out bang new fuselage and wing bent right at the end of the carbon rod inch perfect
The battery Velcro had lifted the DTF paper (crap reject US stock ) and battery full forward can't pull out and bango
Battery comes out through nose and catches on fire

Sorry to hear of your mishap. When building with DTF, you should be taking the paper off the inside of the fuselage. I don't leave any paper on the fuselage and canopy portions of my planes when building with DTF. Too much extra weight and not needed for strength. If you want more strength in the battery bay area, you can put some mesh drywall tape with a thin coat of light, strong glue on the outside bottom of the fuselage. That has worked well for me in the past.

Cheers

Scott
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Sorry to hear of your mishap. When building with DTF, you should be taking the paper off the inside of the fuselage. I don't leave any paper on the fuselage and canopy portions of my planes when building with DTF. Too much extra weight and not needed for strength. If you want more strength in the battery bay area, you can put some mesh drywall tape with a thin coat of light, strong glue on the outside bottom of the fuselage. That has worked well for me in the past.

Cheers

Scott

Hi Scott
Yes you did mention that but I'd already built the SU at that stage
Think iam going to have to scrap the SU and start again the DTF is creased and buckeled in critical area I'd have to cut the whole fuselage off minimum
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Sorry to hear of your mishap. When building with DTF, you should be taking the paper off the inside of the fuselage. I don't leave any paper on the fuselage and canopy portions of my planes when building with DTF. Too much extra weight and not needed for strength. If you want more strength in the battery bay area, you can put some mesh drywall tape with a thin coat of light, strong glue on the outside bottom of the fuselage. That has worked well for me in the past.

Cheers

Scott

Noticed this reinforcements drywall tape is lifting the paper on the elevons too
Oh well paper off at least the plans won't stick to the DTF paper there's a win right there
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Noticed this reinforcements drywall tape is lifting the paper on the elevons too
Oh well paper off at least the plans won't stick to the DTF paper there's a win right there

On the hinge lines, I remove about a half inch of paper on either side of the hinge line if I can so that my hinge tape has bare foam to contact. Before putting on the hinge tape, I seal the edge of the paper after I trim off the excess with a very thin layer of glue, this glues the paper to the foam so that there is much less of a chance of the hinge tape pulling the paper off as the glue is much stronger than the normal bond between the paper and the foam. I have some pictures in this article that might be helpful describing what I mean http://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/building-with-dollar-tree-foam-part-3.html

Cheers,

Scott
Park Jet noise...the "other" sound of freedom😎
#ParkJetnoise #ParkJetpilot
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Sidewayskiwi
Went back through your blogs and found this as part of my crash investigations
Cheers
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