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Old 12-18-2012, 10:53 AM
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I have used the aluminum flasing from the Improvement store's.  It is 10"x10'x0.0092, not sure if it would be better than glass. My dilema with aluminum is I'm not quite sure how well paint will stick to it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:57 AM
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Aren't I a lucky dog. I was just talking with a fellow club member about the aluminum. And he has some lithoplate and is giving me two sheets. I figure I will cut the litho to the size of each panel and then laminate a 1/64 ply, except at the overlap, to the back side. I would like for the front section to be removable so as to have access to the throttle and choke servos, the cabane fasteners, fuel and oil tank. I think this will work.
And I'm still not sure how well paint will adhere to the aluminum.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:42 PM
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Paint will stick but needs a self etching primer on it first.
Available at the local auto parts store.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:45 PM
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Thanks Wayne. I'll see what I can find.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:52 PM
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Quick question...

In order to get those laminated curves did you soak the wood beforehand in a water/ammonia solution or ????

Looks great.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:55 PM
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Thanks Wayne. I'll see what I can find.



Dupont veri-prime self etching primer mixed with converter 50/50
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Bill it was just water. The key is to use lightply. It takes the water much better than regular ply.
Thank's R.L.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:12 PM
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Robert, i was just thinking about that panel myself the other day. On the fullsize pitts, does that panel sit flat on the airframe or is there a gap ? i know mine is finished but i'd like to add that panel and was wondering could i use some 1/64 ply to create the step and just feather it back to nothing ?

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:44 PM
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John, in the photo below you can see there is no gap between the panels or between the panel and the fabric. On the full size the panels are riveted/screwed to a former so there would be no gap between the panel and former. The rest of the panel is over open structure behind the panels.
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Ah, ok. Thanks guys, i didnt realise they came that far back. Robert, are you covering with some sort of fabric and then painting ?

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:32 PM
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Yes Sir! Polylite from Aircraftspruce. And stits paint.
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I wonder if it's called something else over here as i've not heard of that before.....i'll google it and have a look

Do you guys remember the 'PILOT' kits from japan ?
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JJ let us know what you find. Added some, whatever there called, to the fin and rudder. When dry I will finish it up.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:33 PM
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Question, in the photos below one of the same plane there are some kind of balance whatchamacalit on one but not the other. What is it, what is it for, and opinion on installing onto a model?
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:47 PM
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There is an air shovel on the lower aileron one on each lower like power steering.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:55 PM
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Thank's that's cool.
And opinion on installing onto a model?
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In the second pic on the left jurystrut there is a tubeing that shows 45° and 90° to the pilot as they fly aerobatics.
And on the air shovel I have never seen only one, it's just not visible in this pic.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:56 PM
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You talkin about that antenna looking thing?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:05 PM
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Yep, there are different styles, and I don't know the proper name for them.
I callem angle indicators. I'm gonna go look that up.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:34 PM
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Hey Robert that fin/rudder looks like crap
You asked for it LOL.
Seriously the build is looking good.
Later!!
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Anything is better than nothing!
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Ace,
Are the wing tips and rest of the tail going to be a bow like the rudder?
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Yes it is.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:00 PM
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Holey Mackerel! This is one great model.
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