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1 Who use what as building boards? on 11/30/2011, 8:19 am

coyotekev

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I used drywall in the past and I am wondering if one of the (Great Planes)building boards out there is any better? I am going to build a Top Flite Cessna 182 this winter.
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kevin
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2 Building Board on 11/30/2011, 9:46 am

teeceeveecee

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coyotekev wrote: I used drywall in the past and I am wondering if one of the (Great Planes)building boards out there is any better? I am going to build a Top Flite Cessna 182 this winter.
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kevin
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Hi Kevin:

I personally do not use a building board as such. I use my entire building table as my "building board". I have known a number of people over the years that use a piece of polyeurathane rigid sheet insulation, 4' X 8' X 1.5". Easy to pin to and very rigid. I use the medium size "T" pins which I just pound into the plywood. A quick surface sanding between builds and I am ready for the next one.

My work surface is a piecë of .750" thick A-C plywood which is 32" X 96", I have long arms and this size lets me reach all the way across. I screw it down on a frame made of construction grade kiln dried 2 X 4's. I build this frame right to the wall using a cantilever design. This does several things, makes a very rigid platform that is not prone to expansion and contraction with climatic changes, and the cantilever design keeps the floor area clear for cleaning.

A few pics attached. Provides a very relaxing cave, and when supplied with copious amounts of coffee I am at peace.

Nobody really needs all this crap but I love tools and being a retired engineer I can't resist.

Post your Cessna build, would love to follow along.

Tom


Cantilever really works well, strong and keeps the floor clear.


I have a assembly table 24" X 84" that I can work from all sides.


A cradle is really handy.


Tools of the trade, also on a cantilever work surface.


My paint spray booth.

3 Re: Who use what as building boards? on 11/30/2011, 10:09 am

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I use a solid hard wood door as a stationary table and attatch 2x4 ceiling tiles with spray trim adhesive. I replace them with new builds just a little scraping and sanding of the door and it's ready for the new panels. So far every thing appears to stay strait other than my stupid mistakes

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