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Old 01-19-2018, 09:41 AM
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Hey Boyd - glad to hear you still have your foot in the Tracker project. Hope you are still eyeballing this project also. I have two email addresses for Brett. Post 2528

firebar@aol.com (Still uses his dad's email address)

chefbrett7195@gmail.com

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Old 01-26-2018, 03:59 PM
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Finally - everything that was Klass Kote Primed has been fully sanded and tack clothed. Good Ole Dave Platt Grey Coat awaits application. Saturday is supposed to be 57 Degrees so I hope to move everything outside and spray all the individual pieces. God is good so the weather will allow me to spray on some Klass Kote paint tomorrow. Smile.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:51 AM
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Never mind: 10 - 15mph winds. Temps below 48 deg. thus far. Chic

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Old 01-27-2018, 01:31 PM
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Look good chic!
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:46 PM
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Thanks Carl - just need a break or two. O'well, there is a lot more stuff to do anyway. Chic
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:38 PM
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Chic,
It'll warm enough sooner than later
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Old 01-28-2018, 04:16 AM
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Maybe if I move to Richmond, I'd get warmer weather. How are you doing down there? Stay well Bob. Chic
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Old 01-28-2018, 09:01 AM
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Chic,
It's about as cold here as it is there. But maybe a few degrees warmer at times. I'm only about an hour south of you,so not that big a difference.
Lots less traffic though and a Great Flying Field with good members 20 Minutes from my house!!
Cant complain about that!
Take care buddy.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:30 PM
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Bob - Hope to come down and fly with you this summer. My wife's sister lives down there with her husband. He was the sheriff of Richmond (CT Woody) until this year. Decided to use my time wisely by working on the canopy. Cutting it to fit the fuse, then taping off the interior, paint, then tape off the exterior, and paint. Can paint the canopy inside the shop. Smile. That will keep me busy for awhile. Chic.
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:05 AM
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Larry - Sent you an incentive to help you get the T-28 finished so you can get started on the next airframe. You need the package I sent you to get all the details straight on the next model. Ha, Ha, Ha. Stay well and Stay Safe My Friend. Chic
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Smiling Here Today Guys - The heck with the Super Bowl, no Steelers. Anyway, I'm watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet instead. However, yesterday I sprayed Dave Platt's grey coat on the cockpits and turret enclosure, THEREFORE, after a little sanding, I will be spraying both cockpits and the turret area (Bronze Green and Interior Green - Klass Kote) today. I covered what I could with plastic in the shop and used a small airbrush. It all worked fine inside the shop: Had a window cracked, a dust collector on and sucking up the spray, and a respirator mask on. Based on yesterday's performance, it should all go well today - that is the painting of the two green paints. Will post pictures later this evening. Still making progress I'm happy to say. Chic
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Chic,
Puppy Bowl???? LOL
You need to root for the Patriots so my Giants can say they are the only team to beat the hated Pats in the Super Bowl...TWICE
Spring is just around....OH I forget the freakin groundhog saw his shadow and you won't get Spring until some time in May

Stay well my friend

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Front and Rear Cockpit areas are now painted Bronze Green. The color is darker than shown. The interior of the canopy has also been painted Bronze Green. The exterior of the canopy will be painted white or black per placement on the color scheme (Post 2589). The gun chair and turret interior enclosure will be painted Interior Green, and the exterior of the turret enclosure will be painted white this week..... Chic
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Cockpit panels, radios, instrument panel will all be installed by Wednesday. The exterior of the turret canopy will be painted white while the interior will be painted Interior Green. Chic

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Progress chic.. great!
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Chic,
Nice work, I remember how tedious it was to tape the inside of the canopies....

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Many "THANKS" Guys. Onward - Smile. Chic
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Turret, Gun Platform, Turret Enclosure done. Chic
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Additional Photos. Noah, thanks for the Gun Pattern. Now to add stuff to the Gun Platform (wires, tubes, etc.) Chic
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Last Set. Felt like a doctor with these useful tools. Chic
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VERY nice, Chic.

Well done, my friend.

Keep grinding away! You're getting very close to the finish line!

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Thanks NOAH - Stay Close. Chic

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Taping the outside of the canopies tomorrow. Carl, I just got contacted by another Naval Officer, stationed at Fort Belvoir, 10 minutes up the street. Chic

Naval Flight Officer - Not sure how to answer you back using Visitor Messages. Just use the thread to contact me. Chic
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Black and White frames of the outside of canopy painted. Post 2589. Photos tomorrow when I remove the tape. Chic
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Main cockpit canopy painted on outside but I forgot to place rivets on it. Any suggestion on how to do that now that I have painted it. I remembered to place rivets on the turret enclosure - about to paint it tonight (white). I really don't want to re-tape, place rivets, and then re-paint the larger canopy -- HELP.
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