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Old 10-16-2007, 05:18 PM
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1/4BUSA Dr-1. Solartex, acrylic latex, polurethane.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:48 PM
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:23 PM
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Midwest Hots, CG Extra
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:04 PM
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SOME PICTURES OF THE HOG BIPE COVERING JOB
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:18 PM
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Here's my Great Planes Venus II ARF. I converted it to electric and re did the covering job. It's all MonoKote. I drew the blue stripes in AutoCAD and cut them on our laser cutter at work.

My brother who is a professional photographer and owns his own business took the photos.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:11 PM
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Here's my Great Planes Venus II ARF. I converted it to electric and re did the covering job. It's all MonoKote. I drew the blue stripes in AutoCAD and cut them on our laser cutter at work.
Man I'm jealous. I can come up with great schemes and draw them on paper, but when I get the knife in hand, for some reason it never comes out the way I want. Ahh, computers.
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:37 PM
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Clear sides, that is just too cool.
My latest, The SIG Kobra.
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:22 AM
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Nice, GB - covering job looks real clean!

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Old 11-30-2007, 04:26 AM
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Link to fstevenj's original message: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=6133073

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Here is mine. Ultra Sport 40+ with OS70. Maidened last week.
How did you get the color scheme on your Ultra Sport? Did you cover the whole model in the white first, then trim it with the black, yellow, and red? Or, did you make patterns and then cover whole areas at once? I've never covered a model before, but I am in the process of building a kit. I would certainly like to learn how to do all this stuff.

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By the way, it looks very attractive.
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:55 PM
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GrnBrt, that cub looks strikingly familiar. Did you sell it recently?
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Old 12-01-2007, 12:21 AM
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Here's an "oldie"...a Bob Dively Nuthin' Honey sport bipe.

I've had this in the box for years and decided to build it this past Fall. Ultracote covering, ST 45 with pipe and Mac's header. Guidance by Futaba with digital servos.

I wanted to do the "Good n Plenty" candy motif but the inve$tment in vinyl graphics was re-directed to other projects, lol...

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:20 AM
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This is my recently finished Great Planes Ultra Sport Plus
Sorry for the low quality image, it is a scanned picture, I don't have a digital camera.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:21 PM
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Just waiting on the PPG Paint for the Cowl. All monokote (Cub Yellow, Metallic Plum, and Jet White).

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:46 PM
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YUK!! (just kidding.. exceptional covering job!)
Hmmm this was in response to the Ga Bulldog covered plane.. guess i didnt post right.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:04 PM
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Seeing as how I haven't contributed to this thread in a while...Here's my GP Extra 300 I built and covered earlier this winter/spring. Probably have 30 or 40 flights on her by now. Flys fantastic with a Saito 125 up front. Hitec 475 all around, with a 645MG on the rudder. I tail mounted the servos which left all sorts of room in the plane for a smoke system. Only lead added was a 1/2 oz to the left wing for lateral balance. It's all covered in Monokote, including the lettering (machine cut there, I'm not that good with a #11!).
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:19 AM
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this is also a Great Planes Ultra Sport Plus (see a real nice covering job a few post above this one for what the plane looks like with a decent mk job)

my first covering job ever...

came out ok i think...

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Old 12-06-2007, 03:29 PM
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Maybe this would be a good place to ask about Solartex. I'm a long-time builder but have not used this material before. I have used 21st. Century fabric.
Is it necessary to seal the edges with clear dope? It was helpful with 21C fabric.
The instructions say it is fuel-proof and can be cleaned with soap and water. Balsa USA suggests "polyurethane for easy cleanup." Anybody have experience with this?
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:53 PM
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Hi John,

I have found Solartex much easier to use then any of the film coverings. It is wise to seal any joins with clear nail polish or the like. It isn't mandatory to spray a light coat of clear on Solartex as it is sealed but the clear makes it much easier to clean off the oil residue if you are running a nitro motor. With petrol (gas), or electric there would be no reason to finish with clear.

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Old 12-06-2007, 09:08 PM
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Here are a couple of my BUSA DVII. Glenn Torrence fabric and a lot of work. Clear dope used to shrink tight.
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:15 AM
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This is my morris hobbies hot hots. It is covered in monokote, powered by an O.S. 46 FX, and is equipped with a futaba 6 channel FASST system.
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:23 PM
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Our "Old School" covered Four Star 40 Pylon Racer.

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each club member's points garnered for the "season" will be added to all other club members points...
the club with the most points takes home bragging rights for the season...
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:41 PM
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Here is my OMP Hybrid Edge that i just completed in Feb.

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Old 03-08-2008, 02:28 AM
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I think this turned out decent myself...

Herr Pitts Special Kit Build...



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Old 03-08-2008, 05:23 AM
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I use Ultracoat just love the stuff! The best tip to keep your covering jobs looking good and shiney is to use a iron sock on the iron. Any iron puts swirl marks into the plastic film that never comes out a sock will prevent this.
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two of my planes goldberg clipped wing cub in white and purple ultrakote and an ace staudacher covered in white, yellow, black and grey ultrakote, powered by a webra 61. Was a nice plane till I nose dived it into the ground [:-]
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