>After quite a searches, I can't seem to find step by step instructions for
>this method. From what I can tell, you simply peel out most of the inner
>layers of a standard tube, then seal it with thin CA on the inside. Is that
>all? Any special tips would be appreciated.
OUTSIDE of the tube, then cover with CA. I did that for a couple of
small SD models years ago. It works fine to put on a good finish, but
it's terribly wasteful of CA. You're better off, IMHO, by peeling the
tubes, then using clear dope to seal them. Three coats of 50% dope,
50% thinner should do it.
If you're looking for the lightest tubes possible, however, I'd
recommend using drafting vellum, and rolling your own. You can build
a short section of your model with regular tubing, enough to hold the
fins and the engine mount of your own, then replace the portion of the
model holding your recovery device with vellum and cut lots of weight
out of the structure.
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