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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Marty on 2010-11-23, 12:53

Hi everyone, I've seen (somewhere) a little gadget for trimming solar film. Does anyone know what there are called? I spent ages trawling through the WWW but I'm getting fed up now.
.....Anyone?
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Post by melfyn on 2010-11-23, 13:05

I think SLEC do one. Try here: [url=www,slec.uk.com]www,slec.uk.com[/url]
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Post by Stubbsy on 2010-11-23, 13:06

Marty - I think they are commonly called Stanley knives! Hope this helps! tongue
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Post by melfyn on 2010-11-23, 13:09

Sorry the link came out wrong shuld have been:http://www.slecuk.com/online-shop.html
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Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-11-23, 13:13

I bought one from a show a couple of years ago. It's like a double edged razor blade in a plastic moulding that has a few slots at the edges. I seem to remember it being call ed a crafty cutter or something similar.

I found I can't be doing with it anyway, and instead a fresh scalpel blade, or single edged razor blade is much better....

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Post by Marty on 2010-11-23, 13:26

Stubbsy wrote:Marty - I think they are commonly called Stanley knives! Hope this helps! tongue
Thanks for that m8 ..... most helpfull! Suspect maybe I should have called the thread "can I use a stanley blade to trim solarfilm" Rolling Eyes
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Post by Marty on 2010-11-23, 13:30

Thanks for the link Mel, just the job!
I'm sorry to hear Andy didn't get on with it, has anyone else used one?
I find a normal scalpel or "Stanely Blade" tends to wander and gives me an un-even edge pale
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Post by Stubbsy on 2010-11-23, 13:33

Glad I could be of service! Very Happy
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Post by Stubbsy on 2010-11-23, 13:41

Joking aside Marty - you tried a sharp blade and a metal ruler? Always used to work for me back in the day!
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Post by Marty on 2010-11-23, 14:50

Stubbsy wrote:Joking aside Marty - you tried a sharp blade and a metal ruler? Always used to work for me back in the day!
I must admit I havn't but everytime I've tried to trim the film neatly I always end up juggling! just looking for an easyer way.......
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Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-11-23, 15:03

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Post by PDQ on 2010-11-23, 15:19

I think it's a Topflite SmartCut Trimming Tool 6pound99p plus post
Brilliant gadget enables a really neat overlap
You might even get one at Steve Webbs
http://www.rcworld.co.uk/acatalog/Covering_Tools.html
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Post by Marty on 2010-11-23, 18:04

That looks like a handy tool Paul, has anyone used one?
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Post by Robert Piechulski on 2010-11-23, 18:58

My friends use something called "breakfest paper" (for wrapping sandwiches - not for eating it ...very thin paper) - they put it on a model - mark it, and then put on film - laying flat on the table.
Cut then (easy peasy) and they place it on a model - no need to trim it later.
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Post by Marty on 2010-11-23, 20:38

Thanks for that Rob but TBH it's far too complicated mate! All I wanna do is tack the film round the wing and run a tool round the outside and end up with a neat edge which is then folded round.
I can't be arsed with all that faffing about with templates!
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Post by PDQ on 2010-11-23, 23:06

Marty
I've got two simply because I always lose 1 or the other !
Best covering gadget so far for me

These are the instructions for the trim tool
It has two pointed blades (as used in a balsa knife) which stick out beyond the shouldered edge

Run it along the whole wing edge. You can select how much short or over width to go
Run it again on overlap sheet and leave a neat 1/8" overlap to iron down
http://www.monokote.com/monoinst1.html
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Post by Marty on 2010-11-24, 12:30

That sounds easy! Very Happy Might just invest in one, thanks Paul.
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