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Reply #63 - Sep 27th, 2019 at 11:09am

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Thanks for the info Neo.  I did dye a canopy many planes ago and it went well.  It got darker than I would have liked, but I learned.  When I self tint again, I'll make sure I have several canopies and I will vary the times for each - then pick the winner at the end.
 

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Reply #62 - Sep 26th, 2019 at 8:49pm

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I really like the tinted canopy. Here's a tip. You may already be aware of this but if you are in need of tinted perspex, windows et al, vacuform or cut out that which you need then purchase a cloth dye such as RIT Dye at the local Walmart, Costco, Target, Dollar Store, in your choice of colour. Find an old saucepan (resist the urge to choose one from the wife's livery - this process will more than likely ruin it) or purchase a cheap one of your own. Put a respectable amount of water in the pan, heat to temp that will not deform your part. Introduce and stir in measured doses of dye crystals until hue seems darker than desired. You then place part into liquid, removing occasionally to check for what is wanted. More than likely you'll have to jostle with time in bath, temp and intensity of dye fluid but when you get it, the results are very pleasing.

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Reply #61 - Sep 24th, 2019 at 7:56pm

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After reviewing your photos, I'm amazed at the picture of the bottom of the plane and how much it looks upside right with anhedral in the wings and horizontal stabs...  most interesting aircraft!   Cool Smiley
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
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Reply #60 - Sep 24th, 2019 at 7:38pm

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That is an impressive-looking plane! Are my eyes deceiving me, or is the canopy tinted blue? Will be curious to learn if it flies well.
 

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Reply #59 - Sep 23rd, 2019 at 5:50pm

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You have an utterly amazing talent, Brad. Wonderful job!

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Reply #58 - Sep 23rd, 2019 at 1:46pm

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Final two photos.
 

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Reply #57 - Sep 23rd, 2019 at 1:45pm

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Thank you everyone for the kind words!!

The BR-Bird is officially completed.  I got all of the little trim elements attached as well as the spinner which spins very true with little wobble.  I also did a couple of test guides onto the bed in the guest room and was surprised at how well it flew!!  I am hoping we get some dry weather again, then I'll put in an official motor and give it a real toss outside.  It won't set any duration records, but I'd like to see it fly  Smiley  Weight is 28 grams complete.
 

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Reply #56 - Sep 21st, 2019 at 8:27pm

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I want to add to the joyful noise and state
That thar is a thing o beauty!

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Reply #55 - Sep 20th, 2019 at 2:18pm

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That does look good! And those decals worked out beautifully. Blue canopy is a nice touch. Hope it gets to try its wings out!
ian
 
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Reply #54 - Sep 20th, 2019 at 2:01pm

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That has really turned out well!! An eye-catching beauty!
 
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Reply #53 - Sep 20th, 2019 at 6:31am

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Stunning model. Great work, color, graphics, all top drawer.
Mike
 

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Reply #52 - Sep 19th, 2019 at 2:46pm

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Outstanding model...Love the lines of this bird!!! 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 #51 - Sep 19th, 2019 at 2:09pm

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Attached the canopy.  I still need to glue the sides, but I can't use tape for fear of removing white paint so I'm doing one section at a time.

Added '01' to lower fin.

I have to attach the wing tips, spinner and the top fuselage runner elements and that's about it.  I'm still working on the exhaust element.  I sanded way down what I had built previously and it might work.

She's looking sharp. 
 

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Reply #50 - Sep 18th, 2019 at 5:40pm

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Don't see why not! Point is that we have a variety of glue types that can be used for this. As Tom said, make sure whatever it is has enough tackiness to stick the decal down without us having to hold it much.
 
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Reply #49 - Sep 18th, 2019 at 3:28pm

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Would Formula 560 canopy glue work?  I just had to toss my Tacky as it was solid in the container  Angry
 

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