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Old 10-20-2009, 03:15 AM
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If I knew how to glass a balsa fuse like Hester's BM, or Hunt's Pentathalon I probably wouldn't have bought this. BUT, at the nats, I was fortunate enough to meet Chris Moon (in person), along with his beautiful helper, and decided the Emotion was the plane for me. The build is so straight forward it's silly. I honestly believe a novice could build this kit it's so easy. Chris, I can't thank you enough for this plane. I will continue to support you in my purchases as I believe in what you are doing for the US public. Thanks bro!

Anyway, I could post pics of the build, but it's so easy, you do not need them.

I am finally painting the fuse after completing the rest of the plane, and I am so stoked to finish it now that I am painting, that I am thinking of not going to my district championship contest!

THIS KIT IS SO EASY TO BUILD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pics attached are with the PPG epoxy primer, white, and the insignia blue. 2 or more colors will finish the fuse in the next few days. I will continue the thread with more pics, and hopefully a video at some point.


Thanks CM!

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Old 10-20-2009, 05:24 AM
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It's always good to see how someone else builds - show the pics please. I always look for new/differnet building tips and pictures are worth more than a long winded explanation anyways!

rgds, Greg
Old 10-20-2009, 09:57 AM
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Chris - Looking good! I can't wait to see it fully "decked" out.

Take care,
Old 10-30-2009, 07:16 PM
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Ummmm... update?
Old 11-09-2009, 06:08 PM
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Sorry Tom, I had no update, but 10 days later, the update. lol

Ok, so been a lil sick lately, so it took me a while, but the paint is done!!!! Hoorraayyyyy! lol
Well, at least it's wet sanded, compounded and ready for wax. Even though it already looks waxed!

Time to start putting her back together! Shouldn't take long, this plane is so easy!

Chris
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:42 PM
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Very nice, now for a flight report!!!

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Old 11-09-2009, 06:59 PM
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Plane looks awesome! Still working on the wings/tail?
Old 11-09-2009, 07:46 PM
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Looks great. What did you use for a paint mask?
Old 11-09-2009, 07:48 PM
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Wings and stabs are done, rudder has to get recovered cuz I changed the scheme when in the paint booth.
I have had the wings and stab pic's on my facebook for a while now. Forgot to post them here I guess.

Here they are. Well, without the red on the stabs as I ran out when I took the pics.

I will be posting pics in more detail of inside the plane and the changes I made to it soon.

Chris

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Old 11-09-2009, 07:56 PM
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For painting I used 3m fine line tape and regular brown paper from Home Depot. Nothing fancy really.

After laying the PPG epoxy primer (which goes on much lighter) I wet sanded with 500. Taped off for what I wanted to remain white, painted the white. Which is what you see in the first pics in the thread. Then I layed each other color on exactly the same. Taping off for only the color I was spraying. No paint lines this way after wet sanding the colors. Plus it's lighter to not overlap the colors. After I sprayed the clear I wet sanded with 1000, 1500, 2000. Should have went to 3000 as I found out while buffing. Buffed it with 3m Perfect It II Rubbing Compound, and it looks waxed. This compound is really good. I will still apply some Meguiars Carnuba wax to it, but I want to start putting it back together tonight.

And for a paint mask, I used an inadequate mask. Breathed in more than I cared for, but I figure I have a shorter than normal life expectancy anyway. lol

Chris
Old 11-09-2009, 10:19 PM
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You really need to speed this along! I'm dying for a flight report, but I have to say "Darling, your plane looks MAAAARVELOUS!"


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Old 11-10-2009, 01:29 PM
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That looks really good Chris!!!![8D]


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Old 11-10-2009, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the excellent explanation. I should of been more clear: By mask I meant paint masking. Your response - about 3m fineline and paper - answered my question anyway. From the photos, to me it looked like you had used frisket or similar. I asked because I have found fisket hard to use on compound curves and in general miserable to use. Guess I need to concentrate on improving my masking skills.

I have always been afraid to butt colors up against one another for fear of little -primer- gaps between colors. Yours paint job is truly a work of art, thanks for sharing.
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Oh, BTW, the red tape you see in the first pic is the stuff by Great planes as I didn't have the 3m tape at home at the time. I used it for the white only, then changed to the 3m fine line. It comes in several different widths and is somewhat easy to work in the narrower widths.

I could have used paint mask like you are talking about, but I don't like to use it on planes either. I like to put as little tape on as possible to lessen pulling any primer back off the plane.

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Old 11-11-2009, 06:28 PM
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A few pics of the modified wheel pant. I recessed where the gear goes so that it has that Bolly type fit so that I can use just the axle to hold it on.
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Few more things to do, and it will be ready. Will probably seal the ailerons and hook up the rudder tonight. Then I have to hook up the aileron linkages, install the batteries, secure the wires inside the fuse, cg, check all incidences again and range check.

Some pics to see the plane put together..

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Old 11-11-2009, 06:47 PM
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Chris - It looks great!! Can't wait to see it fly.
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Wow!!! I don't know what else to say. You paint a mean plane dude!!!


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Old 11-13-2009, 10:50 PM
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Sweet! Awesome job, Chris!
Old 11-14-2009, 02:13 AM
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Nice job... deserving of a KFactor cover for sure... like the wheel pant idea too, going to steal that on the next one... Any idea on weight yet?
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wow.
Old 11-14-2009, 05:35 PM
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I put a lil too much clear on. Didn't want it too light anyway though!

10lbs 14 ou.

C

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That is a good weight... A plane that big you don't want to be too much lighter. Is that with the Hacker? You know we are going to want to see installation pics...

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Yeah, with the C50-14XL. Will probably change it to a Neu, or a 13XL at some point. We'll see.

Installation pics when she is all done and cleaned up..

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Oh,

I feel I could have got it in at about 10-8lbs to 10-10 lbs had I tried. I really didn't try to keep it light in the painting. It was almost scary light (for me) before paint and miscellaneous hardware.

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