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    The backside of the prop is flat black. Now to...

    The backside of the prop is flat black. Now to find some online to see how they separate the colors for taping off.
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    The rain cleared out somewhat so I got some...

    The rain cleared out somewhat so I got some painting done. All the gold is done, the spinner is red, and as soon as I finish this post I will go get some black for the prop, I have the white.
    I'm...
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    The windscreen glassing turned out real well....

    The windscreen glassing turned out real well. Everything has been primed, sanded, and repeated until ready for paint. I am thinking of running out to the parts store for a can of gold so as to not...
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    Oh, I understand. If your making a plug for the...

    Oh, I understand. If your making a plug for the blister then they are repeatable therefore I think you are doing what's best. But then your way is always best. I, being stubborn and stoopid, would...
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    The finale on this one has really drug out, with...

    The finale on this one has really drug out, with a full recover, top wing recover after the full, and this canopy build I am more than ready to see it done and airborne.
    I just completed the final...
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    Why not make them a part of the mold, specially...

    Why not make them a part of the mold, specially being in two halves? A little air pressure will pop the glass right off the mold.
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    I made it back about three hours ago, had to play...

    I made it back about three hours ago, had to play granddaddy today. I did not like the fit of the new canopy to the old windscreen frame so I have re-glassed it. In the morning, providing the screen...
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    LOL. I guess. For what it is worth I will be...

    LOL. I guess. For what it is worth I will be going back tomorrow. I would like to take the next three days and finish it up, the boss won't be there until Tuesday.
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    I laid the frames up on a separate piece this...

    I laid the frames up on a separate piece this time around. The frames will be attached via nuts and bolts except for the rear one, it will be attached by way of Goop. But! It could all be attached by...
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    For the truest of scale there is no comparison to...

    For the truest of scale there is no comparison to Cubman's plans.
  11. Check your PM box.

    Check your PM box.
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    Hah!!! It is always flying season here...

    Hah!!! It is always flying season here...
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    That's pretty much the plan for now, especially...

    That's pretty much the plan for now, especially being as I want to repaint it as well.
  14. Kap2011, if your looking to build from plans I...

    Kap2011, if your looking to build from plans I have a few of the S1, S2, and Christen Eagle, in digital I could send you.
  15. Would you be interested in building from Plans...

    Would you be interested in building from Plans Gerhard?
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    I did not accomplish what I wanted for the week...

    I did not accomplish what I wanted for the week on the Pitts, to many other things kept jumping in namely the boss. When I go up Sunday I will be there for two weeks so should be able to finish it...
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    I spent the morning up town but have finished...

    I spent the morning up town but have finished trimming the glass lay-ups and added one last finish coat, I hope the last anyway. It is storming here so there will not be any painting done today....
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    Actually, for the size of this canopy I like the...

    Actually, for the size of this canopy I like the stiffer Plexiglas.


    It went very well. It was funny to watch the middle son be married by the younger son.
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    All the glass needed for the framework has been...

    All the glass needed for the framework has been applied. I will let it sit until morning, then fit everything before painting, paint, then final assembly.
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    Kevin, are you going to mold the plug and glass...

    Kevin, are you going to mold the plug and glass inside that or glass directly over the plug?
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    Thanks Jeff, Art, and Kevin. If it were up to...

    Thanks Jeff, Art, and Kevin. If it were up to cost I would never have started this beast.
    I am using the one I pulled that had all the dimples to make the framework. I am glad to be back at a point...
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    I have learned a lot and achieved my goal, here...

    I have learned a lot and achieved my goal, here is the first near perfect canopy. The steps for me are turn on vac, wipe mold, unplug oven, transfer the plastic. And even with this there are still 2...
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    It is a simple matter of taking the time to learn...

    It is a simple matter of taking the time to learn what is needed to achieve what is desired.
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    Finally made it back last night and have spent...

    Finally made it back last night and have spent the morning sanding the plug with 1000 grit, I think it is ready. Everything is set-up and ready but I need to run to the hardware store for some tack...
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    I have a small starter for up to 60cc and for the...

    I have a small starter for up to 60cc and for the larger engines I use a 19.2 volt drill with a 3" starter cone. I like that Sullivan starter but not $500+ worth.
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