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Old 03-04-2024, 11:19 AM
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There are no good photos I can find of 14V dash but I know it's a two cockpit airplane. It looks as if the rear dash is cut down so it is unknown what resides there. I doubt the dash was laid out original but I tried to come up with something similar to the time period he flew the plane. I got a set of graphics from Callie Graphics which are very nice but the dash does not exactly fit. I think the fuselage in the Hostetler Chipmunk is a little wider than scale. That's all fine. I am not going after a master class plane here. I came up with graphics and laid out a dash. I 3d printed some parts.:

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I threw the 3d files and print file for the dash here if anyone want's it:

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Old 03-04-2024, 11:22 AM
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Next I am working on 3d gear fairings:


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Old 03-06-2024, 09:00 AM
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BTW, I did not like the way the plans lock the wings. I can see the spar getting mashed, split and continually being a problem so I drilled and tapped mine 1/4-20. The forward bolt goes into the landing gear block too:


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Finishing the wing fillet's took a little time. The rear section is light ply, the center section is actually cardboard. The front is expandable foam brushed on then carved (yes I mixed too much). The fillit is then covered in fiberglass cloth using Z-poxy. Sanded then skim coat of auto body filler to smooth then auto body polyester primer for final smooth sanded 400. Painted with Rust-oleum primer then white. I think they came out pretty well.




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WOW..
What a freaking mess.
That is certainly not a project for the spare bedroom...

But, a cool idea on how to do it.
In the end the finished product makes it all worthwhile.
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The foam wasn't as bad as it looked. A saw took 80% off. 40 grit sand paper made short work of the shaping.


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WOW..
What a freaking mess.
That is certainly not a project for the spare bedroom...

But, a cool idea on how to do it.
In the end the finished product makes it all worthwhile.
Old 03-22-2024, 02:24 PM
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Covering process. Covering round airplanes

a lot easier than slab sided airplanes......NOT!
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Old 03-23-2024, 05:20 AM
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What are you covering with?
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Originally Posted by Tony Hallo
What are you covering with?
Most is Monocoat. Some of the white is Neucover. The colors I got from Neucover were not what I needed so I will use them for something else. I think I like the shrink on the Neucover just slightly better.

For adhesion, on the control surfaces I use a dusting of 3m 77 spray adhesive (or any average spray adhesive, not the super adhesive). It is what I prefer but it was easier to brush something on the Fuselage. I can't get Stik-it any more or Balsaright. I got cover Grip from Horizon hobby. It's like thinned down Elmers Glue. I am using it but will find something else next time.
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Originally Posted by Tony Hallo
What are you covering with?
I toyed with Fiberglass or iron on. Initially I was going to fiberglass and paint. After mulling it over I decided to get it going at first with Iron on then see how the weight is. I can redo it later.
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Well aren't stripes fun! ! ! !



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Originally Posted by gow589
Well aren't stripes fun! ! ! !
Not nearly as much fun as tapered checker boards (parallelograms)
But tedious none the less...

Your Plane is looking good .
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