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Reply #201 - Apr 5th, 2016 at 8:15am

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Going slow atm..somehow I caught some stomach bug and the flu. I went from feeling fine to sick within 1 hour yesterday morning.  Did get my landing equipment finished..not much else though.
 
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Reply #200 - Apr 3rd, 2016 at 12:58pm

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Got some work done on the landing gear today..bending basswood this morning while I was grumbling about the 8" of snow we got last night. Is it April or December? Thxs Big. Would prolly have to see your Kleenex in action Apple..lol
 
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Reply #199 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 6:45pm

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I cover dry, soak flying surfaces panel by panel with a wet Kleenex and pin down on spacers to dry.

Fuselage is just stood on end to dry, of course.
 
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Reply #198 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 6:32pm

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Gunny, nice looking bones Smiley

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Reply #197 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 4:03pm

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Love the shape of that wing!!! Makes me want to do a glider with wings like that!!
As far as the wet process, get yourself an old hairspray atomizer bottle rinse it out thoroughly and fill it with isopropyl alcohol (some dilute 50/50 with water) I don't because I don't want the water to shrink it that much.  I buy a couple of bottles at the dollar store.  I spread the tissue I've cut for mounting on a towel and spritz it with the alcohol and if necessary respritz it as I apply it on the model.  I've had pretty good success this way.  I've even re-spritzed and repositioned the tissue if I didn't like the way it looks.  The alcohol does soften the glue stick a bit and I've had to apply a bit more gluestick on the reposition.
The only domestic tissue I've been able to apply wet is Easy Built or Hallmark!
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Reply #196 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 3:22pm

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Forgot to rig up the rudders for the shot..also had to leave off landing gear due to it being part of the motif. Decided to use the kit wheels also as part of the landing ( fill in blank). I have never built this kind of gear before so its a "on the fly build" . Each kit wheel took me about 1 hour each just to make em servicable, waiting on a delivery now of rubber and aluminum tubing. Still havent ordered a prop yet from Volare..maybe tonite. Shocked
Big...would it be easier to cover it wet? Bones look very good on it. I cant do wet tissue..just makes for a mess when I have tried it.
 
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Reply #195 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 12:43pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Apr 2nd, 2016 at 12:24pm:
bones look good...interesting spar arrangement on those wing panels.
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this after I removed the domestic yellow tissue Angrythat did not allow me to go over the compound curves of the fuse. The spar arrangement is to keep the wing rigid with the wood Tongue used for the ribs. We will see if it all works out or if i go onto another build. Grin
 

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Reply #194 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 12:24pm

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bones look good...interesting spar arrangement on those wing panels.
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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 #193 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 11:25am

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Here are some not so final bones pics.
 

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Reply #192 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 10:59am

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I'm still looking for that final bones pic....????
 

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Reply #191 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 7:51am

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I installed some windows last night..unfortunately I am almost done with pics until its covered..I cant give away my cover motif..lol!! I put up a final bones shot today and thats it until covered.
Update--- I should have thought out the windows better to install, the framework is at odd angles. Gunna have to go to a  2nd plan on these.
« Last Edit: Apr 2nd, 2016 at 10:58am by NcGunny »  
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Reply #190 - Apr 1st, 2016 at 9:05am

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I found my box Esaki last night. Also the kit wheels are unusable at this time due to having been twisted off the sprue trees by whomever. I would say they did it while the wheels and trees were still warm, the wheels are warped out of shape and I cant even sand them due to locating pins inside and big holes where the runners attached to the half shells. Looks like I am going to whittle some out.
 
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Reply #189 - Apr 1st, 2016 at 7:46am

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Well! I took the domestic tissue off my Battle and ordered some more Esaki to cover the airplane. So now just wait and move on to another build.

Bob
 

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Reply #188 - Mar 31st, 2016 at 11:20am

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The tail on the Wakefield is supposed to have a 1/16x 1/8 strip cemented on it after covering. From the looks of the plan this is supposed to raise it enough to be even with the back of the fuse..didnt like the looks of it. Instead I cemented the strips to the framework with a notch for the tail spar to set down into as a index and it can be moved a little bit for alignment. Made some basswood reinforcements for the motor peg. Now I just have to drill for the tail holdown pegs. Been slow going due to going to AC Moore last night to use up gift certificates from them...thats another post itself.
 
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Reply #187 - Mar 30th, 2016 at 12:03pm

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I bought a bunch of Hallmark tissue after Xmas that was on clearance. It actually works real good, way better than some of my Dollar Store,DG endeavors. I have a big box of Esaki I bought from a hobby shop that was closing, I know she moved it..not sure where...BTW..I once caught her wrapping some present with my Esaki (almost lost my mind)!!!
Update: Finished the wing today and a little sheeting. Bones are coming in at 1.89 oz. Just had a idea and weighed the kit plastic wheels and they both weigh .5 oz for both.
« Last Edit: Mar 30th, 2016 at 6:55pm by NcGunny »  
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