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Old 03-11-2018, 07:04 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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Originally Posted by asw20c View Post
Not sure how I'm going to power through finishing the tanks now that I know how miserable it is working with fuel tank sealant, and how long it is going to take if I have to go in baby steps the whole way. This stinks.
It'll take days or weeks to cure at that temperature. Either work on something else until temperatures rise, or carry the tanks into a nice warm room in your house. Alternately, make a plastic bag tent over 'em and put a cube heater under the tent. 80F for a day or so will do wonders.

The tanks aren't *that* bad. Really. Positive thoughts and all... 10,000 people have completed them before. You can too.
Kyle Boatright
Atlanta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
2019(?) RV-10
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:12 AM
control control is offline
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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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I feel for you!

I hated it and my building pace slowed dramatically during the construction of the wing tanks. I strongly encourage you to work on another chapter at the same time, not only to be efficient but to have something funny instead of dreadful to do every day.
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:43 AM
salto salto is offline
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Location: Wee Waa Australia
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Fuel tanks? ��
Kit 140241
Tail Feathers done
Fuselage kit completed.
wings almost complete.
Flaps and ailerons done.
Canopy next. Phew!

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Old 03-12-2018, 05:19 AM
wilddog wilddog is online now
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Donít despair, it is a steep learning curve with Proseal and tanks. I was dreading building them but after I got going, actually enjoyed it.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:27 PM
ronmachisen ronmachisen is offline
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: San Antonio
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I have found a bag of gun cleaning patches work well for cleaning up sealant since I don't have to cut them.
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