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Old 05-25-2011, 07:04 AM
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Finally in the finishing stage of the Dynaflite Chipmunk and am about to begin to fiberglass the fuselage with 3/4 oz. cloth and Minwax Polycrylic. This will be my first attempt and glassing and painting, so a little advice from others will be very helpful.

I will be glassing the fuselage and covering the wing with natural Solartex and painting. I am still undecided as to use Rustoleum rattle cans or latex house paint, but leaning toward rattle cans because I do not have a suitable compressor or spray gun.

At this point however, it would be helpful to know how much polycrylic will be needed for the fuselage. Will a small 8 0z. can or 2 be enough or will I need a quart or more? I am guessing I will be applying about 6 thin coats of poly.

Any comments appreciated.

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I just bought a Dynaflite Chipmunk and I am interested in any build info you may have or might be posted on a forum.
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Hi, do you plan to build it and sell it, or sell the kit?

See you at FARCC WBOF this W/E.

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I plan to build it But who knows we are dealers and many times what I buy for myself ends up getting sold instead.
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Finally in the finishing stage of the Dynaflite Chipmunk and am about to begin to fiberglass the fuselage with 3/4 oz. cloth and Minwax Polycrylic. This will be my first attempt and glassing and painting, so a little advice from others will be very helpful.

I will be glassing the fuselage and covering the wing with natural Solartex and painting. I am still undecided as to use Rustoleum rattle cans or latex house paint, but leaning toward rattle cans because I do not have a suitable compressor or spray gun.

At this point however, it would be helpful to know how much polycrylic will be needed for the fuselage. Will a small 8 0z. can or 2 be enough or will I need a quart or more? I am guessing I will be applying about 6 thin coats of poly.

Any comments appreciated.

Thanks,

DaveB

A quart of Poly C should do an entire airframe. Although you want to thoroughly "wet" the glass cloth, apply light coats of poly. If they are too thick, it takes a long time for it to dry. I use automotive primer.

The Solartex requires no primer. Color coats can be applied directly to the surface.

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Thanks, Tom C

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Dave

I used Rustoleum on my Spacewalker, but from quart cans. I like the way it sprays, and the high gloss.

I know of people using Rustoleum from rattle cans, with success, too.

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ORIGINAL: DaveB

Finally in the finishing stage of the Dynaflite Chipmunk and am about to begin to fiberglass the fuselage with 3/4 oz. cloth and Minwax Polycrylic. This will be my first attempt and glassing and painting, so a little advice from others will be very helpful.

I will be glassing the fuselage and covering the wing with natural Solartex and painting. I am still undecided as to use Rustoleum rattle cans or latex house paint, but leaning toward rattle cans because I do not have a suitable compressor or spray gun.

At this point however, it would be helpful to know how much polycrylic will be needed for the fuselage. Will a small 8 0z. can or 2 be enough or will I need a quart or more? I am guessing I will be applying about 6 thin coats of poly.

Any comments appreciated.

Thanks,

DaveB
I am curious why you did not consider covering the fuse with polyester (like Koveral or dress lining) instead of fibreglass? Do you need the extra strength of the glass? Thanks

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Richard,

I did consider both Koverall and dress liner and didn't really reject either for any particular reason. I was previously considering finishing resin before settling on polycrylic and was at that point I bought the fiberglass cloth.

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Glen,

I didn't consider starting a build thread on the Dynaflite Chipmunk because it had been out of production for so many years before I started my build. Having said that, should you have any specific questions regarding the "chippy" build, I will be happy to share my experiences to the best of my recollection.

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I've got one of these beauties NIB that I have been thinking about selling if any one is interested

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Dave I used Rustoleum rattle can on this chipmunk, held up really good.





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Tony,

I finished my chippy with "Rustoleum" Painter's Touch latex gloss sun yellow. Results were o.k. but not great.

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