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Old 12-02-2005, 05:09 AM
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do you mind if I post a pic of my completed cap232 kit in this thread. It is really a great flying plane. I had the same issue with the wings not coming out correct. It did not effect the way the plane flies.
Sure I would love to see it!
Old 12-02-2005, 09:46 AM
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That wing is starting to look a whole lot like mine. Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:45 PM
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:30 PM
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Here are three pictures of my Red Bull Cap!
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Old 12-11-2005, 06:45 PM
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Time for an update!

Earlier in the week I started to cover the fuselage...







Old 12-11-2005, 06:54 PM
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I used some scrap paper taped together to make a pattern of the turtle deck...








Here is the monokote for the turtle deck. This is before tacking or shinking...

Old 12-11-2005, 07:01 PM
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I overlaied the matalic green trim...



Old 12-11-2005, 07:02 PM
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The rudder was one of the hardest parts of the coving job. I wasn't that hard tho


I used a piece of glass to iron the two colors together...



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The covered rudder before shinking...



I overlaid the green and pinstriped it with black and wala! finished...

Old 12-11-2005, 07:08 PM
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The cowl was painted with matching white and purple and then clearcoated...

Old 12-11-2005, 07:16 PM
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All that needs to be done now is the wheel pants, cockpit and radio gear. I'm in no hurry tho, as you can see in the pics winter is here. We just got smacked with 12 inches of snow on Friday.

Heres some pics of the completed covering job...







Old 12-11-2005, 09:03 PM
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Looks great, beautiful job! That purple sure is sharp looking. How did the cowl from Stan's work out for you? I just placed my order last week. I had a tough time seeing the cut line on the wheel pants so they didn't turn out too well. I may go a fiberglass pair from Stan's or elsewhere.
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:00 AM
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How did the cowl from Stan's work out for you?
Awesome! All I had to do was a lite sanding and fill a couple pin holes near the seam and it was ready for paint. It will be a lot tougher then that ABS thing that came with the kit too...
Old 12-12-2005, 06:45 PM
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That cowl looks great. Looks way better than mine. What kind of paint was used on it?
Old 12-12-2005, 09:41 PM
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gumhead, looks good. I've got to ask about the paint on the cowl also. What paint did you use and how was it applied? If you tell me you used Lustrecote from the can I'm going to start ordering mine from a hobby store in Boston. When I refurbished my Cap I replaced my cracked and crazed abs cowl with one from Stan's also. When I painted it, I drained a can of Ultracote yellow paint into a container and then used an airbrush to apply it. It looked great, very smooth very little orange peel. When I drained a can of Metallic Plum Lustrecote And applied it the same way to finish the job, I learned something new, Lustrecote and Ultracote paint are not compatable! Oops. Otherwise I was very happy with the results using the airbrush.

Have you run the YS yet? What size prop do you have mounted in the pics and do you plan to fly with this prop?

How long do you have to wait before you will have an chance to see your creation fly? We get some snow here, but it never lasts more than a week. Maybe you can get Barbie a fur coat and some skis and go fly this weekend.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:39 PM
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Hi gumhead,
Nice job. Colud you tell me how you overlayed the green covering with out getting any air bubbles? Is it monocote or another material?? Thanks.... Adrian
Old 12-14-2005, 06:16 AM
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gumhead, looks good. I've got to ask about the paint on the cowl also. What paint did you use and how was it applied? If you tell me you used Lustrecote from the can I'm going to start ordering mine from a hobby store in Boston. When I refurbished my Cap I replaced my cracked and crazed abs cowl with one from Stan's also. When I painted it, I drained a can of Ultracote yellow paint into a container and then used an airbrush to apply it. It looked great, very smooth very little orange peel. When I drained a can of Metallic Plum Lustrecote And applied it the same way to finish the job, I learned something new, Lustrecote and Ultracote paint are not compatable! Oops. Otherwise I was very happy with the results using the airbrush.

Yes I used LustreKote straight out of the can. I did the wight first and the the plum on top. Then I sanded the whole thing and clear coated it.


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Have you run the YS yet? What size prop do you have mounted in the pics and do you plan to fly with this prop?
I did bench run it a few weeks ago with a APC 12x7. This little engines got some spunk to it! It seems to have more then my OS FS-70 II surpass!

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How long do you have to wait before you will have an chance to see your creation fly? We get some snow here, but it never lasts more than a week. Maybe you can get Barbie a fur coat and some skis and go fly this weekend.
We should be good to fly in 3 months this is New England. Besides I have a slowpoke and a hog bipe to build this winter... no time to fly!
Old 12-14-2005, 06:23 AM
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Hi gumhead,
Nice job. Colud you tell me how you overlayed the green covering with out getting any air bubbles? Is it monocote or another material?? Thanks.... Adrian
For the fuselage and ruder I used straight Top Flite trim solvent. On the wing I used a mixture of windex, acetone and trim solvent this way I could move the monokote around and then squeegee it with a credit card wrapped with a paper towel.
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thanks mate
Old 01-06-2006, 10:26 PM
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First of all, great looking plane!!! I should be getting my kit here shortly. I wanted to ask you if you ran into any build issues that the manual may not specify? For example, Step #8 on page 28 shows some incorrect measurements (taken from Great Planes website). Thanks for the help! FYI - you may be hearing from me soon if I run into any build issues.....THANKS!!!
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I had no problem except for the wing jigs when I put the wing together (see post #16)

I believe the update from GP was for older kits, they corrected the error. I would not worry unless the kit is old...

Its a fun build you should have no prob... well except for the wing...
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On mine, I found that gluing the wing jigs together helped (not specified in the instructions). I also made 2 sand bags (1 gallon zip-lock bags about 1/2 full). One on each wing created sufficient pressure to hold the wings on the jigs and hold the jigs against the table while gluing the center bracing. Although its difficult to determine visually with a di-hedral wing, there does not appear to be any twist or warp.

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Old 02-06-2006, 11:57 PM
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Hey thanks for the great thread! I have my GP cap all framed up, and noticed that the kit does not call for the center section of the wing to be glassed..... Seems REALLY weird but I'd be glad to skip this if it has proven to be unnecessary. I've never built a kit that didn't use a glass center section! Any advice from you guys who are flying this kit?? Thanks
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The wing in this kit is built plenty strong without any fiberglass. Don't add the weight or the mess. I recommend enlarging the ailerons though, I was very disappointed in the roll rate when I first flew my Cap, it wasn't what I expected. After flying mine for a few years I enlarged the ailerons 50% chord-wise, removed the torque rods and installed a servo on each wing halve. This plane is more fun to fly now.
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Devo- Thanks for the reply. Did you simply make the ailerons (and the wing) chord longer or did you shove the trailing edge of the wing forward to keep the wing chord as it was??
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good info, I just completed my cap and I know they say it finishes tail heavy and needs weight added but how much? I have an OS 46 on it and seem to be having to add an excessive amount to the nose? Any info would help thanks

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