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Eduard Kieser
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Not fibreglass

Hey, I saw in the description you were thinking of using fibreglass to improve the durability of the plane. At the scale which you seem to have in mind I think it will lead to a pretty heavy little glider. I have a little bit of experience with building model planes from the 2.5~3mm polystyrene that you guys seem to be using and I love the stuff. If you want to improve the durability, experiment with covering the plane in self-adhesive plastic/vynel/acrylic. It’s super easy to work with (far more so than fibreglass), very light and relatively cheap. Good luck.

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Hey! Thanks for dropping by. I have 0 experience with fiberglassing so far, and if I did go into it I was going to look into just “wrapping” it i think. The final aircraft is made out of EPP, and we’ll definitely be covering that in… I forgot what the material was but it will be applied with a hot iron, and etc. I think you might know what I’m talking about. either way, with that advice you’re right, i think i’ll swipe fiberglassing off the table. Thanks again!

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