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Old 12-31-2011, 08:03 AM
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Great job on the bipe! Very nice lines. Keep up the good work.

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:07 PM
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...... just trying to decide what color(s) to cover it in. I will probably use a combination of transparent and solid film.
http://www.jcrc.com/News/Articles/Ar...olorTheory.htm

http://www.rc-airplane-advisor.com/h...stic-trim.html

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Old 01-01-2012, 01:01 PM
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just got a new computer and am trying to upload updated photos of the finished product.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:03 PM
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:05 PM
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:06 PM
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:07 PM
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:08 PM
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:24 AM
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Hey, I like the idea of using the fishing line swivels, Ill keep that in the back of my mind. Good job.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:02 AM
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I have begun covering it using transparent blue and opaque cream Monokote. It will mostly be blue except for the cowl, landing gear farings, rudder, and wing leading edges.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:04 AM
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The fuselage is basically done except for a few minor details. I will be moving on to the wings soon. I am using Monokote. I have gone through a lot of it so far just to get the turtle deck right. I probably covered and re-covered it at least 8 times until I finally figured out how to get the wrinkles out between the stringers.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:11 AM
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:12 AM
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:13 AM
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:16 AM
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:18 AM
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having computer issues. I will try and attach more pics.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:44 AM
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Well I didn't like the way the first covering job turned out so I went with a transparent blue and white. Then I learned the hard way about getting epoxy into the hinge points. After that I decided to rebuild the entire tail section. Instead of the support bars on the top, I put them on the bottom and used wire supports on the top. The tail is very rigid now, probably over kill but it looks cool. I will be starting the covering on the wings next.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:59 PM
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The bottom wing is now finished.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:01 PM
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a few more pics
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:15 AM
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looking great....
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:40 AM
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Almost done now. Just need to paint the wheel hubs white, glue in the ailerons, and seal the aileron gaps with clear monokote.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:40 PM
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That turned out beautifully, really nice work. Good luck with the test flights.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:36 PM
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Its finally done. All the loose ends have been tied up and it has been balanced. Heavier than i thought at 43 oz with the battery, but still a light wing loading of about 11 oz/square foot. I had to add about 2 1/2 oz to the nose to get it balanced right. I plan on flying it after some taxi tests and shorts hops.


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Old 06-14-2013, 11:01 PM
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That's gonna fly really well.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:20 AM
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looking for best way to transfer plans onto wood without tracing from plans ,don't want to cut up plans....
what way do you scratch builders use ........... thanks for your advise
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