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Old 05-07-2006, 05:07 AM
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Default Covering Four star 40, and left instructions at school

I am in the process of covering my four star four, but forgot the instructions in my dorm and won't be back there for a while. Can any one tell me what order stuff goes on? Is it bottom, top, sides, stringer area behind the head rest?

As long as I made a post can any one tell me where the cg is located?

Wyatt W.
Old 05-07-2006, 08:08 AM
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Default RE: Covering Four star 40, and left instructions at school

It is bottom, sides and then the stringers. Good Luck, Dave
Old 05-07-2006, 08:57 AM
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Default RE: Covering Four star 40, and left instructions at school

First Sand To Atlest 400 Grit,Vacume The Modle And Wipe With A Tack Rag.Start Covering The fuse Starting From The Back To The Front.The Seams Overlap So the Gap Is To the Back Of The Plane.
The wings Cover The Bottom Than The Top WIth The Covering Around The Leading Edge.
To Apply Seal Around An Aera And Shrink With The Gun.You Might Make A Frame Out Of Scrap Balsa And Try That First.
To Find The CG.A Good Rule Of Thumb Is To Balance At The Main Spar Of The Wing.There Is A Post At My Flying Club Web Site On How It Is Done. http://www.lvrcs.com/content/index.php
i Like To Install The Radio And Engine Befor Covering ( Remove The Engine )

Good Luck And Have Fun With It.
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Is installing the radio gear before covering necessary? Because I followed one of the local guys and added the braces to the push rods at the height I plan on installing my servos, but he told me to install everything after I have it covered so it balances better.

Wyatt W.
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Default RE: Covering Four star 40, and left instructions at school

Follow this link to a thread that will provide you with lots of tips and some links to covering tips. It is a long thread but it worth it. I believe that one of the most important things is start off with the lowest heat setting and don't rush it. Covering is time consuming and can be tedious. Also stay away from neon colors there shrink rate is much less than the standard colors.

Good luck.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3886552/tm.htm

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