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Old 11-06-2007, 09:51 PM
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Hi , need some help going to build a buzzard bombshell 1976 model would like to stay in the era ? what to cover it with would like to here from some one on this thank's Chick.
Old 12-18-2013, 05:30 PM
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I have been using Solartex on my Old Timers with very good results. The translucent colors look just like the old silk & dope coverings. It is the easiest of any product I have used to date and the strongest. See some of my builds in my gallery section.
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Originally Posted by mortyspals View Post
I have been using Solartex on my Old Timers with very good results. The translucent colors look just like the old silk & dope coverings. It is the easiest of any product I have used to date and the strongest. See some of my builds in my gallery section.

I agree. The translucent Solartex provides the illusion of a silk and dope finish without all the hastle.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:15 AM
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Mono came out in the mid 60s and became popular but Solartex is still a favorite, I haven't tried the translucent but from Toms photo I really like the look.
Old 12-23-2013, 03:11 AM
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Seniorspud, i covered mine with Sig Koverall & Brodak dope. Looks and flies very period correct. That said, i do like the translucent coverings myself....Gene
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Old 12-24-2013, 12:45 PM
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Am I missing some posts in this thread? The original question was posted in 2007 and the first response is over six years later.
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Airbusdriver, your probably the only one awake! I never looked at the date myself of the original post, just trying to help a guy out. Good catch........Gene
Old 12-24-2013, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by airbusdrvr View Post
Am I missing some posts in this thread? The original question was posted in 2007 and the first response is over six years later.
I'm embaressed. I usually check the date, before I post.
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It happens....
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Better late then never????????
Old 02-17-2014, 08:57 AM
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apparently lindbergh made it to paris... who knew??
Old 03-30-2014, 09:58 AM
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Gene, any flight photos or vids of your B.B.? Wife is from Elm City....beautiful down there. Neal Smith Alexandria, Va.
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Neal, I dont have any flight videos of any of my R/C models. I usually fly my old timers over at the Tar Heel R/C field in Elm City early in the mornings long before any one gets there. I find it safer that way, since some of those old models seem to have a mind of their own! That combined with some of the vintage radios that i use, things can get exciteing. Sorry, no vids, but thanks for asking.....Gene
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Thanks for the reply Gene. Wife's folks are the Garner-Gooches & at one time farmed most of the land at the east end of Rosebud Church Rd. Just finished a M.E.N.'s kit of the B.B.-72 in. and powered with a Saito 40. Think it is enough muscle? Will be posting it on my RCU site at Neal Smith or mortyspals Galleries. I have been covering my last couple builds with Solartex....a fantastic fabric & the absolute easiest to apply. All I build and fly now are the ols 30-40's designs & I think they are fantastic & such a joy to fly. Again, thanks for the reply..God's Blessing on you & your Family. Neal
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40 should be fine......Gene
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Seeing the dates and being old geeezer thought I would just read thru and chuckled all the time, now why did I even look at this thread ?

Cheers Bob T
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I think its the alure of the Buzzard Bombshell that draws people to a thread with its name in it. Too hard to pass up!...Gene
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6-7 years seems no big deal on a post.. sometimes I have airplanes that sit longer than that between the times I work on them.

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