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Reply #393 - Jun 16th, 2017 at 5:16pm

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Well the weather here has been too damp to spray paint outside.  I'm hoping it clears up and warms up a bit more before I try to put some paint on the tissue.  I've still got some wrinkles that need to be dealt with.
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Reply #392 - Jun 13th, 2017 at 9:11pm

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That looks really cool! Your ongoing 'recovery' efforts are tremendous. Some models are just an uphill climb the whole way - others only offer the slightest resistance to fabrication. I think one of the best aspects of model craft is taking on these challenges and hanging with it.
This build has me looking at the Dumas Curtiss RC-3 again
 

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Reply #391 - Jun 13th, 2017 at 4:03pm

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Well, this has been a challenge with the tissue.  Wing stripped and recovered.  I've now sealed the tissue with Ezedope and will be painting tomorrow after everything has had a night to cure.  I changed the grain on the wing tissue and things tightened up better.  I'll be posting pictures later.  I think it will be ok if she doesn't start sagging again.
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Reply #390 - May 27th, 2017 at 6:21pm

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That's what I was planning Neal,  but it's too wrinkled today.  I was hoping for more shrinkage...but no!  So there will be some stripping of the tissue this coming week!   Tongue Cry Wink
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #389 - May 26th, 2017 at 10:07pm

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As you said Tom, if you're gonna paint...why re-cover?  I mean...if it's tight, etc...look at it as primer for your red paint.  Just my thoughts.  I've used domestic tissue for years...and I've never had it bleed like that...interesting.  Still...paint will cover it nicely...even a light coat.

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Reply #388 - May 26th, 2017 at 5:48pm

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Got some of the mojo back but haven't mastered the covering in the humid Pacific Northwest!  I also had trouble with running out of the good red tissue.  I am planning on painting anyway but this was a bit of a setback.  then found some red tissue but it was domestic from Dollar Store, bigger mistake. 
The starboard side of the fuselage is done in the Dollar Store red tissue and it bled all over my hands while applying it wet. Tongue Embarrassed Shocked

I had to recover the wing bottom twice and then the white tissue I thought was Esaki, wasn't!!  So when shrunk started to split along the ribs of the starboard wing and along the turbulator strip on the port wing.  I'm seriously considering recovering both the top and bottom of the wing again.   Tongue Cry Embarrassed

Makes it hard to get the mojo back when this happens!

Here's some pictures anyway.... the camera is very generous! Roll Eyes Shocked Wink
Tom
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If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #387 - May 16th, 2017 at 4:41pm

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Sorry the pics didn't happen.  I got the floats covered.  I used all the red tissue I could see at the moment but didn't realize that the wifey had put some of her Christmas red tissue on top of my pile and when I'd used up my red Easy Built tissue I grabbed a strip to finish off the fuselage.  Well it went on ok but it's much lighter and bled all over my hands and a little on my jeans.  So I'll be painting the MC-72.  I didn't like the first motor tube so I got a 3/4" dowel and made another one out of 1/32" balsa.  I like this one better but now have to remake all the end caps and key them to the tube will not slip under power.

I hope to cover the wing and empennage later today. Took a lunch break and had some leftover BBQ ribs my son made for his mother on Mother's Day.  Ummmy!  Grin Wink Smiley To bad she won't get any, she's in Texas visiting her mother.  I think the building mojo may be coming back.  I'm starting to look forward to getting this thing finished.  I've got a couple of models to do, and Bob's Hurricanes have inspired me to do a 27" or so Hurri!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #386 - May 11th, 2017 at 1:06pm

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Well I've made some progress on the MC-72.  Got some tissue on and will have some pictures later today. 
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #385 - May 2nd, 2017 at 7:39pm

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Well I spent half the day putting my floats on a diet and re-stringering the floats after cutting away most of the spine and formers.  Put them on the scale and found that the scale was on the wrong setting so I weighed the floats and now they're 30 grams.  So I don't know what they weighed before!!!  Ooops! Embarrassed Roll Eyes Shocked Cheesy Wink
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #384 - Apr 29th, 2017 at 6:57pm

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Bob,
The only change I'd make is to use epoxy glue instead of super glue. I suggest making the strut/tongue first then fit the slot to the tongue. Much easier to get a snug fit that way!
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #383 - Apr 29th, 2017 at 5:38pm

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Tom, thanks for the last two photos they gave me a brain storm on how I can attach the floats to the R3 finally.

Bob
 

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Reply #382 - Apr 29th, 2017 at 5:23pm

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Well Don on HPA asked for the weight.  I had been afraid to weight this thing with those, using the vernacular of "Scotty" on Star Trek, ample floats, and the motor tube that she would be a Miss Piggy!  To my amazement she just comes out 47.1 grams.  Those ample floats and struts come out to 20g.  Keeping the empennage light has worked out they are just 1 gram. Motor tube so far is 5 grams.  The fuselage with scoop and turtle deck weighs in at 11 grams.  So the floats are the heaviest components.  If all else fails I can pull them out and fly her with no gear!!!

Here is the closeups of the strut tongues and sockets: They are just friction fit which is fairly tight, I've already got to repair one strut fairing from taking it apart and putting them back together.
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #381 - Apr 27th, 2017 at 6:38pm

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Alright Bob,
I recommend a new Xacto blade for all that cutting! Smiley Wink
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #380 - Apr 27th, 2017 at 1:27pm

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The ribs needed to be re-cut and the LE was shaped from new balsa and I started the upper right wing.

 

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Reply #379 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 6:32pm

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I feel much better about attaching the floats after the photos that Tom, Ian, Brad, and Terry have posted on their different construction approaches.

THANKS GUYS!


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