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Old 04-30-2006, 02:36 PM
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Default RE: JACK STAFFORD Models Aircoupe's

Here is a pic of Plane #1 fitted together, it is ready for detail and paint.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:23 PM
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I have plane #2 caught up with plane#1, they are both ready for panel lines and rivets.
I am working on fitting the cowling on plane#1, here is a pic of what I have so far.
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:50 PM
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I have the cowling fitted on Plane #1 and put everything back together to see how it looks. I think it is turing out very nice and the panel lines, rivets and paint shold really do the trick.
Here are a few pics!!
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:38 PM
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Default RE: JACK STAFFORD Models Aircoupe's

I like this Koverall finish idea. If I did that and filled the weave with this poycrylic stuff, could I use rattle can paint like Lusterkote or even Rustoleum ????? (I'm doing the old Sig Bonanza, half plastic, half wood)
Old 05-10-2006, 02:47 PM
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ORIGINAL: PilotFighter

I like this Koverall finish idea. If I did that and filled the weave with this poycrylic stuff, could I use rattle can paint like Lusterkote or even Rustoleum ????? (I'm doing the old Sig Bonanza, half plastic, half wood)
Yes you can,
Just put a couple of good coats of primer to assure that the weave is filled and you can paint the model.
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:35 PM
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I have the panel lines on Plane #1 finished,
As you can see from the pics below I layed out the lines with 1/64" chart tape and then sprayed over the tape with 3 coats of primer. After the primer dried I sanded the top of the tape with 400 grit paper to remove the primer from the top of the tape thus leaving a nice clean panel line
For my 1st attempt at makeing panels lines I think it turned out pretty good.
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Old 05-12-2006, 11:07 PM
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Default RE: JACK STAFFORD Models Aircoupe's

Rather than watch you build your Coupe, then borrow every technique to finish my bonanza, why don't you just come over and finish the bonanza for me?

Old 05-13-2006, 06:07 AM
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And deprive you of all the fun??? I think not!!!
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Rather than watch you build your Coupe, then borrow every technique to finish my bonanza, why don't you just come over and finish the bonanza for me?

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Default RE: JACK STAFFORD Models Aircoupe's

Does this covering weigh more than using the plastic coverings, and how fuel prof is it? What kind of special tools would you recommend when using this process? Pilotfighter might have to go to your house.

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Old 05-13-2006, 08:33 AM
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The covering will weigh slightly more than iron on material but I think it is worth the weight gain. All you need is a good pair of scissors and some new #11 blades for your x-acto knife, paint brushes for applying the dope and polyc. The Koverall shrinks very nice and it will go around compound curves better than any iron on covering IMO.
On the average sport/scale model the weight gain will not hurt the plane, if you are building a high performance aerobatic plane stick with the iron on covering.
You need to either paint the plane with fuel proof paint or spray on a fuel proof clear coat as I am doing with these planes. I painted my 1/4 scale cub this way and it is holding up very well.
Later!
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:56 AM
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I am in the process of laying down all the rivets on the fuselage[&o]
I am useing Elmers glue thinned down and applied with a syringe. Here are a couple of pics of how the rivets are turning out.
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:58 AM
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That is weird,
I have never had my pics come out like that in a posting???
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I have all the rivets on the plane except the cowling which needs a little trimming for the exhaust. If all goes well I will be painting the fuselage tomorrow. Here are a couple pics showing the wing panel line and rivet detail.
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Old 05-14-2006, 01:28 PM
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I am painting the fusleage,wing center section,cowling and canopy, nothing like waiting for paint to dry
I have the 2nd coat sprayed on and it is looking good. I am spraying very light coats and it will probably take 2 more coats to get even coverage. Here are a couple of pics of how it is looking.
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Old 05-14-2006, 02:51 PM
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The painting of the fuse is complete, I think it turned out great.
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:33 PM
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A couple pics with the canopy on the fuse!!
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Old 05-14-2006, 03:47 PM
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Here is a couple of pics of the cowling,
I will have to wait a day or two for the paint to cure enough to mask off to spray the yellow on the flying surfaces.
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Inspiring !!!!
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Wow[X(] Awesome!!

Are you using a touch up gun, spray gun of a spray can? What kind of paint?

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Thanks!!


I am useing a HVLP spray gun and Behr semi-gloss latex paint I had custom mixed at Home Depot. It cost $11 a quart and I bought a quart of blue and a quart of yellow. I am thinning the paint with 40% windshield washer fluid. This allows you to spray very thin coats and it flows good and dries very fast. I will fuel proof the planes with clear gloss laquer. I painted my Cub with Latex lastyear and it is holding up great.
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I painted the yellow on plane #1 tonight, It is looking good and bright
I am going to lay out the panel lines on Plane #2 while the paint is cureing.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:15 PM
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Outstanding!

When I move back to the lower 48 I'm going to find a glass and paint guru and learn how to do that. My monokoting will never look that good.

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Thanks
This is my 1st attempt
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Plane #2 has the panel lines and rivets applied and will be seeing the spray gun tomorrow
Plane #1 looks good but #2 should be even better, I have been keeping plane #2 1 step behind so I can learn from my mistakes and make improvements. The overall condition of the surface is smoother and the panel lines are more scale in appearance.
I will post some pics tomorrow after painting.
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CubNut,
Great job on the Aircoupe. I'm not building one I just like to read through the kit building forum to pick up tips and tricks. I noticed in one of your earlier post, you said you were using Robart hinges and in another post with a pic it looks like you have a few installed on the ailerons before you begin painting. If you did install those hinges, how did you remove them when you were ready for priming? I have a CG Ultimate I want to get back to and I have some Robart hinges and would like to use them.
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