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Old 05-27-2011, 12:50 PM
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I'd give up searching for the Mfg. Just focus on repairs. probably log out of business anyway

Every ARF company uses Monokote or Orocover ultracote) No telling that wasn't a kit either. Monokote after it's been on for a few years, or if it's been put on with High heat leaves the residue when you peal it off,, Just sand off the glue/color residue and you're good.. If you're going over it with the same color or a dark color you hardly need to remove it.

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Old 05-28-2011, 04:57 AM
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Itried to reply last night but it would not let me. Im going to be glassing the wing and stab, the balsa block rudder and elevators are being thrown and building fresh built up ones to replace them with. meanwhile im going to try get some lithium batterys and a few groccerys, hopefully when i get back il be able to take some photos of how she stands now, im working on the rear right hand side first, and going round it in sections abit at a time.
found out for cracks in fiberglass gelcoat its simple to repair, push from the inside wuith slight pressure, enough to open the crack alittle and run some thin cyno intot he crack then release pressure and re apply pressure from the outside to make sure it dosnt leave a slight lump. when set, reun some thick cyno over the crack or line as it will be now and while it is wet sand down with rough sandpaper. 80 grit, for a minute or 2 tille the glue has dried and it will also making up a type of filler so any gaps or ridges will fill automaticaly. then work up the grit to get a smooth finish back. iv done this succesfully with over 15 cracks on the gel coat most before primer, after primering i found 2 that where not sanded well enough and 2 cracks i had missed. Please note i did it this way because i was laminating it inside the fus anyway so it will be strong, but its a very easy quick repair and no need for heavey fillers. practice on some old fiberglass before you attempt it.

i use this method on balsa too and it has superb effects!!. if you try it let me know what you think, on oh yes it does tend to muck up ur sandpaper so i use wet and dry on fiberglass

Old 05-28-2011, 05:26 AM
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Well just want to say a big thankyou to everyone who has posted info so far and gave advice where requested, it is indeed greatly appreciated.

Old 05-29-2011, 08:21 AM
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well heres the progress....iv managed to get the rear half of the fus straigthend and smooth with no dints or dents or ripples. took a while but it looks better already,i keep having a break from the fuselage sides and have been working here n there on the cockpit, i aint going all out scale, just testing what im capable of and what iv learned by being a member of this site for the last few years. Next stage is to tget the front portion of the fus looking the same as the rear with no dents or damage, once thats complete i may work in the cockpit for a day or so before starting on the other side of the fus,
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:54 AM
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Well today il be building a new rudder for the mustang. As you can probably tell by the pictures it dosnt look quite right. Another point is it is too small by about 5mm in toatle. Top of the rudder dosnt even follow the contours of the fin!!. Well me posting on here isnt guna get it done is it.....
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well heres the rudder partly finished, one side done and fiberglass control horn that needs gluing into it and pegging, decided to go with hiddden control arms....
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:46 AM
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Welldone mate. Very smooth work you've put on this warbird!! Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks for the comment Johnnie Red, I spent allot of time on and off to get it looking as it does now, I havent had chance to do anything the last week because im scratch building a fun fly plane for our club competition next month so been working on that. luckily that plane is now fraimed up and just needs covering and fitting out so by mid week next week il have the mustang on the bench to do another load of work on it, will update thread with pics as soon as she is back on the building bench.
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Well!! 2 months have passed and iv not worked on the mustang since may, where now in august, allot has happend since then, split from the girlfriend so now i have allot more spare time on evenings n a shop to run 6 days of the week, so after iv had dinner im geting the work room cleaned out and the stang back on the bench. hopefully get some pics by the end of tonight to update the thread with.....
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I had a this one girlfriend,, she was smokin hot btw,, one weekend I called her up to see what was up,,, I said, I'm going flying Sat. morning, but after that I'm free",, she said "That's cool, you can go there for an hour or so", It was pretty hard to not to laugh out loud, Obviously it didn't work out,, Took a while to find the right woman

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LMAO an hour or so, i think if i was to finish the mustang id spend an hour puting it together making sure everything was checked twice ect..... not like a trainer eh connect airleron servo band the wing on fill up n off ya go in space of 7 minutes. Yeah woman are a hard bread to taime and finding the right one is even harder. We split because everytime her mum said jump my ex would jump. i had talks with her about it in the end she would rather listen to her mum then me, and i thought well im sposed to be marying amy not her mother so thought its best to leave while i got the chance. Any how made a start and man i didnt thinkl i had so many projects!!! another 2/3 jours i should be able to get her on the bench n give her a good going over and checking before i do anything. The plane that is!!
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Glad that you clarified that 'bench' statement

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