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Reply #39 - Aug 24th, 2018 at 1:09pm

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I found a really nice Cutaway of your He 70 on a Russian Website.
 
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Reply #38 - Aug 18th, 2018 at 8:35am

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Wowza! You'd done a perfectly outstanding job on this! That thing is stunning! Smiley Smiley
 
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Reply #37 - Aug 18th, 2018 at 6:00am

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Awesome...I really want to do the Radial Engine version. I'm also ready to move on to the next project.  Smiley
 
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Reply #36 - Aug 17th, 2018 at 9:45pm

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WoW...she's a beauty!  I'm so ready for the next project myself...but I've got to finish the Walfisch!
Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #35 - Aug 17th, 2018 at 9:03pm

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"Great Caesar's ghost!" (Perry White, Superman)  That is really sharp, Alf!  I love it!  Mmmmmmmmm good! Smiley

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Reply #34 - Aug 17th, 2018 at 7:52pm

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Almost there! Have to finish off the spinner and prop. Lots of little mistakes but I'm ready to move on to the next project!
 

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Reply #33 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 11:37am

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Alf - Very nice work. Looking forward to some flights.
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Reply #32 - Aug 16th, 2018 at 9:52am

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Very, very nice.  Smiley


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Reply #31 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 10:34pm

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SUPER DUPER!   Smiley
 

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Reply #30 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 10:22pm

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That's going to look great, especially in the air.

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Reply #29 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 10:10pm

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That's pretty dramatic looking, Alf...very nice.  Smiley

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Reply #28 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 9:54pm

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Alf, she is looking good and I reread the post re: the spackeling. I needed some idea for the nose on my F8F. Thanks for the tip.

Bob
 

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Reply #27 - Aug 15th, 2018 at 9:47pm

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Update. Tissue on, working on the decals. Sorry, not the best picture.
 

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Reply #26 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 12:11pm

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Looking very good...you did choose a challenging subject with the elliptical wing and all!!  You've done a fantastic job.  I'm sure she'll be a good flyer.
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 #25 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 8:49am

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Update on covering.

I'm using the light grey tissue from Hobby Lobby. It is not as fragile as some domestic tissue and can be applied 'wet', meaning slightly damp. Too much water makes it seem to tear easier. I use a 50/50 water/alcohol mix.

The elliptical wing is a triple whammy when it comes to covering. It has curves in three directions, a relatively pronounced camber (curvature of airfoil), a tapering rib thickness out to the tip, and a leading and trailing edge that is changing. The only straight lines in the wing are the spars!! The top of the wing is more of a challenge than the bottom. I found that this made covering large sections kinda iffy, at least for my abilities.

So I chose to cover the top in sections and bit the bullet on workload. Overall, it went well with only having to redo two sections that had minor wrinkles. I used an Elmers glue stick on the bottom where I could cover larger panels. On the top, I tried a couple of adhesives and settled on using a brushed on thinned white glue (Elmers or Tacky Glue).

I put the tissue on 'wet' on the bottom, but went dry on top, seemed to work better.

In the pics, the left side shows the wing fillet with the spackle showing. The right side pic shows the fillet after a light coating of grey acrylic followed by the grey tissue. Not great by any means, but better.

Next, I'll finish the rest of the fuselage in grey and then begin the black tissue. More later.
 

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