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Old 12-28-2018, 11:14 PM
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With the help of a friend we started stripping and re-covering my old R54 today too
Old 12-28-2018, 11:15 PM
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:55 AM
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Looking good for an old timer for a moment I want to shout out loud " Viva le France "

Just kidding

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Old 12-29-2018, 05:30 PM
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Did I get it right?
The H stab is on, 30 min epoxy, just like a year ago this Dec with the Turbinator, family went to visit relatives then I took the opportunity to glue the stabs in the livingroom, the garage is way to cold and it would've taken a day for the 30 min epoxy to dry, I cranked up the temp to 72° F in the house, I'm comfortable and the glue will dry at a normal rate, happy, happy as soon as it is hard enough the V stab is getting glued.

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Old 12-29-2018, 05:50 PM
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Half an aileron away from a finished wing.
Old 12-29-2018, 06:22 PM
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Now it looks more like Captain America....

these look so good in all that fresh wrapping. My poor old R54 is around 13 years old, Had the vertical fin fall of in flight once, Has made many trips up and down the serpentine basement stairs, and kind of looks it. I have way to many other projects going on to even consider a recovering job. But your 2 sure do look nice.
Old 12-29-2018, 06:33 PM
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Yep! Nice scheme J.

V stab is on, dinner break

Thank you FF1
Old 12-29-2018, 06:34 PM
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:49 AM
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I think I accomplish my goal to have this jet covered in four days, what's left to cover are only the wing hatches and to add the black stripes on the bottom side of the wing, one or two stripes, not sure yet, one thing you will notice is the elevator is not all black anymore, I added some yellow to it to mimic the flaps pattern, I will probably add a silver leading edge, a few more stickers, and gray primer spray paint to the wheel well, fuel tank bay and front compartment once I know the install is good and there won't be more changes to it.

I will continue next year ( Wenesday ) with the install, Im planing the maiden flight on Friday, I hope it is ready but, most important I hope the WX is favorable for it

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Old 12-31-2018, 01:58 PM
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Have turbine, will fly Jetcat P60SE, propane start, just the way I like it.

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Old 12-31-2018, 04:01 PM
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Very, very sharp looking! Great Job
Happy New Year
Joshua
Old 12-31-2018, 04:59 PM
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Thank you Joshua, I hope this build inspire the builders out there, new and old, not sure of this but there should be a new batch of kits ready some time in 2019, oops, that's like starting tomorrow
Old 12-31-2018, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CARS II
Thank you Joshua, I hope this build inspire the builders out there, new and old, not sure of this but there should be a new batch of kits ready some time in 2019, oops, that's like starting tomorrow
Carlos

I have 37 flights on mine now and all I can say is that flying the Reaction 54 is the most fun I can have with my pants on
Old 12-31-2018, 05:20 PM
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Now that's absolutely funny LOL
Old 12-31-2018, 09:42 PM
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Almost finished
Old 12-31-2018, 09:43 PM
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Still need to strip the canopy and redo it. Looking pretty good for a 14 year old R54!
Old 12-31-2018, 10:00 PM
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It is looking fantastic!
Old 01-01-2019, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by CARS II
It is looking CAPTAIN fantastic!
LOL

Nice job dude. Betcha you didn’t think it would take as long.

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Old 01-01-2019, 06:58 PM
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Just the elevator and rudder left.
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And now we know why the canopy isn't clear lol
Old 01-01-2019, 07:41 PM
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WOW! Impressive, just impressive, no Cap Impressive Ok Paul LOL
Old 01-01-2019, 07:46 PM
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J, is that Monokote trim that you cut yourself or is it the one that comes in different diameters? I like to add something like that to my Reaction.
Old 01-01-2019, 09:01 PM
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I cut the letters in vinyl on my vinyl cutter but everything else is ultracote cut by hand.
Wait no, the 1/8" silver pinstriping is 3M striping tape.
Old 01-01-2019, 09:30 PM
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I see, does it have a sticky side? How well will it stick to the Monokote?

Thanks J.

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