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Reply #42 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 8:51pm

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Your model looks great. Hope that it flies as good as it looks. The wife saw a picture of the one in the museum alongside the Bugatti car while watching a car show, and she was impressed, especially by how old that design was. I have to add it to my build list now.
ian
 
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Reply #41 - Feb 4th, 2019 at 6:26pm

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While is was stalled on my Gee Bee Z build, I bit the bullet and finally successfully vacuum formed a canopy and completed the build!!!!  Smiley   

My local supplier is out of clear, so I opted for blue.  I like the way it turned out.
 

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Reply #40 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 6:07pm

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Looks great!!!  What a unique shape for an airplane. Smiley
 

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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 #39 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 3:26pm

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And some shots from end of day yesterday.  I just need to vacuum form and attach the canopy.
 

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Reply #38 - Jan 7th, 2019 at 3:03pm

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Here are some photos of my progress before and after the Holidays.  Close to being complete now.  The second canopy plug is for my Nemesis which has been waiting for a good canopy.  I'm hoping the additional material will help at the sharp lower corners.
 

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Reply #37 - Dec 27th, 2018 at 6:06pm

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Looking good and the tissue issue was handled well.  Can't even tell.  I have had that experience.  It's a real pain!
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 #36 - Dec 27th, 2018 at 5:51pm

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Here are a couple of shots with the silver stripe detail.
 

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Reply #35 - Dec 27th, 2018 at 5:46pm

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I had some issues with shrinking the tissue last night that are new to me.

The tissue is Easy Built tissue which is 'softer', but in three places on the fuselage it ripped when shrunk.  Also you can see in the first photo the tissue stretched to be so thin you can clearly see the wood.  I decided to add a reinforcing 'stripe' as my fix.
 

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Reply #34 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 2:09pm

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Thank you for nice words!!  It's a fun plane to build.

Tonight I'm going to shrink the tissue.  The plane in now fully covered - less some silver highlight striping.  I'm hoping the area on the wing where the blue meets the checkered smooth's out.  I'm very pleased with all the other covering except this spot.  I applied the tissue dry, so I'm hoping it works.
 

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Reply #33 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 12:55pm

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Ditto what Dan said! Smiley
 

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 #32 - Dec 25th, 2018 at 10:50pm

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Looks REALLY nice, Brad.  Very, very cool.  Looking forward to the finish!

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Reply #31 - Dec 22nd, 2018 at 1:07pm

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A few more shots of the progress in covering.

I did just learn that Volare Products no longer is carrying the checkered tissue I've enjoyed using!!  Oh no.  So now I have to be very selective about when and where I use what I have.
 

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Reply #30 - Dec 18th, 2018 at 3:33pm

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Let the covering begin  Smiley
 

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Reply #29 - Dec 17th, 2018 at 11:50am

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I got the nose completed this weekend.  The in-fill went well and sanded out nicely. 

I'm now starting to prep for covering.  Sanding, adding small pieces of wood to insure tissue contact where needed and selecting my tissue.

I'm going to hold somewhat true to the original/replica colors.  It will be a royal blue on top but then a darker blue on the bottom.  I'm planning on adding a blue/white checkered section on one wing - top and bottom, a thin silver belly stripe and the lower vertical fin will be silver as well.
 

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Reply #28 - Dec 15th, 2018 at 6:54am

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Brad - Nice recovery, looks almost new.
Mike

 

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