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Old 06-13-2006, 08:50 AM
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Default New Covering Videos!!!

Well, I finally got around to making the new covering videos that I have been promising. Here they are:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=726

These go along with the original basic covering article I did a few years ago which can be seen here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...?article_id=67

There are also 3 short videos in the "Covering" section of this Review of the Great Planes "Profile-38" located here:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=352

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Old 06-13-2006, 07:31 PM
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Videos look great.. I remember the small clips with with p-38 these i think are better!!!

oh yeah, the .ZIP link is bad, couldn't download it.
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:40 PM
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thanx man..it helped me alot!!
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:37 AM
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Great stuff, Minn! Thanks for putting these together.

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Old 06-17-2006, 09:42 AM
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Default RE: New Covering Videos!!!

When you said "Let's speed up the action so it won't get too boring" and the Jackety Sax song came in I could almost see Benny Hill help you cover the top of the wing!!!!

Oh and why did you remove the piece of footage where you chase some girls around the table?

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Old 06-17-2006, 07:21 PM
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Sorry, if I had videos of me chasing those girls around, I sure wouldn't POST them!
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:45 AM
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Thanks Minn, Your original instructional helped me decide to recover an aged Piper cub, that looks great now I might add. Now I want to do something with more than one color... time to strip the old trainer I guess.
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:17 PM
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Good Luck Stang!
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:31 PM
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Minn, you make it look easy.

I seem to do OK on the bigger surfaces and square edges. The stretching over curved edges is where I mess up. Maybe I’ll improve with more practice. I saved all of the videos to my hard drive so I can refer to them when my next project is ready to cover.
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Old 06-20-2006, 12:32 PM
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Carrell, Like I said, there's no magic to it - just patience.

If you look at how I did that wingtip, notice how I didn't try to do too much at once - Heat it up, pull it around and move to the next spot. Once you've got all of the spots, you go back and do a little more, then a little more, and so on until you've covered just more than halfway.

Keep taking lots of small bites instead of two or three big ones.
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:28 PM
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Your like the Bob Ross of heat shrink.
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:51 PM
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Hey thanks for the vid your just in time. I'm about ready to start covering my EAA Bipe haven't covered a plane in 11 years. Need all the help I can get.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:07 PM
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Thanks MinnFlyer this helped me greatly I had no idea on how to cover anything . If you got video or instructions on how to cover the fuse which seems a little harder let us all know . Here is a before and after on the Hanger 9 Twist wing . I have never covered or repaired anything before but I am happy how it turned out . Now I just need to replace and cover all the damaged covering on the fuselage which you can't see in these photos .
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Old 06-29-2006, 12:36 PM
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ORIGINAL: coolbean

Your like the Bob Ross of heat shrink.
Ah, if only I could live in the "Happy Little World" that Bob Ross used to paint. [8D]
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Old 07-03-2006, 07:34 PM
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Minn, Great videos and article. Your P.38 videos gave me some insights to what I need: 1) a better building area; 2) a third hand; and, 3) advice on how to trim edges. Do you have any more on trimming, especially fuse and wing edges where different colors meet, or on cutting and applying decorative stuff like swoops or curved trim? I'm not into building these days - last planes I built were covered in silkspan and doped - so I buy ARFs. I'm amazed at the multi-colored finishes on them, which try my patience when I have to patch them! So I'm a casual coverer at best, but it never hurts to have a good resource like your stuff provides. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:53 AM
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There's quite a bit of work that goes into creating one of those, and I'm far too busy in the summer, but who knows, maybe next winter I'll do something on applying trim
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:35 PM
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Thanks for the great Videos, Minn. It's guys like you that make a difference in our RC world.
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:58 AM
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Thanks Dr.D It's comments like that that make it all worthwhile.

BTW, I used to live just downstream from you in Newburgh
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ORIGINAL: MinnFlyer

Thanks Dr.D It's comments like that that make it all worthwhile.

BTW, I used to live just downstream from you in Newburgh
Small world... I have a friend that lives in Highland Falls! Thanks again!
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Hey I liked the videos, I have covered a few planes now but still learned some techniques from the videos. I have a question that I think you answered in the video but I would like to confirm. I have trouble with my coverings peeling off in a short period of time. It seems the Glow fuel gets under the seams and disolves the glue. You mentioned using acetone to lock the stars in place. I assume you used the acetone around the edges to fuel proof the stars. Is that correct, or what do you use to fuel proof seams and edges. Glessnerv@sbcglobal.net
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:09 PM
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Acetone works great for sealing the edges on MonoKote, but it does not work for Ultracote.

For Ultracote, I just make sure to iron them down well, and in areas I KNOW will be a problem, just a hint of thin CA will keep them in place.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:58 PM
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I love the video. Thanks for the work you put in it.. I do have a question. If I was to make stars out of monokote or stripes ao any thing like that. can I put them on the same way as you did with the starts acetone. and were can I get acetone?
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:18 AM
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Yes you can, providing it is MonoKote. It doesn't work with Ultracote. There is actually a better product than Acetone called "No Heat" available at Hobby shops. It is not as aggressive as acetone, but it costs more.

Acetone is found in Nail Polish Remover and also can be purchased at Home Improvement and Hardware stores. But just a word of caution: Acetone is extremely flammable and it really stinks (Like Nail Polish Remover)
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Well now that is a good deal. Thanks for the info. I'm going to try to do some fabric. Do you do much with that. I have ben reading the stuff on the dope can and the coverall label but not sure how to do it. I'm just doing it cuz of the plane that I have would look better with it on there, and I just want to paint it. Do you have any info on doing that or know were I can get some info on it.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:54 PM
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I used to do the old "Silk & Dope" before iron-on covering, but I have only used a fabric covering once and that was 21st century fabric.

I hear very good things about the "Tex" fabrics. but your best bet would be to ask in the Kit Building forum (Or maybe Warbirds)
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