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Reply #366 - Jan 17th, 2020 at 9:31pm

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She's a beauty! Great news for the flight!! Smiley
 

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Reply #365 - Jan 17th, 2020 at 9:29pm

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You will definitely figure out your tinting if your past work is anything to go by!  Wink

I'm calling the Kingfisher done and waiting on some good weather.  Even so, I did take it out in the front yard in the dark and the dang thing glides nice.  As pictured there is a rubber motor etc. but no ballast and it comes out, flying, at 13 grams.  I also wound it up a bit and it starts a pretty tight left pattern so if I get some ok weather tomorrow, I may try and shoot some video.  I'll either let it fly around in that left turn with a little down aileron to keep the left wing up or I'll add some right thrust.  Stay tuned!
Dan
 

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Reply #364 - Jan 17th, 2020 at 4:44pm

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I have found that Midwest Products sells single PVC sheets that are great for vacuum forming.  I have found green, blue, yellow, red and clear in .005, .01 and thicker.

Just FYI.  I buy them at my local art supply store - Blick.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=midwest+products+pvc&ref=nb_sb_noss
 

It's much easier to ride the horse in the direction its going.
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Reply #363 - Jan 17th, 2020 at 2:17pm

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Sky9pilot wrote on Jan 16th, 2020 at 10:44am:
Alfakilo,
How about using tinted acetate sheet and just vacuforming that over a plug.  Colored Acetate Click Here


This would be the best answer but finding the plastic is the problem. In some cases, the cost was too much, also don't need 10 multi-color sheets when I only need the blue one. I'll keep looking!
 
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Reply #362 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 10:44am

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Alfakilo,
How about using tinted acetate sheet and just vacuforming that over a plug.  Colored Acetate Click Here
 

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 #361 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 8:50am

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New Builder wrote on Jan 16th, 2020 at 8:09am:
...Interested in how you managed the green, beige, and dark tissue joints. also interested in how you do tissue over tissue...


First, the whole topside was covered in the base color of "tan" tissue. The bottom areas were covered in grey tissue. I then brushed on a coat of thinned dope to help protect the tissue when I start applying the colored tissue.

An example of tissue joints is the green/OD two-color area just ahead of the stab. Two pieces of tissue were placed on a cutting mat with an overlap. Then the joint curve was cut into the overlap so that the two pieces would fit together.

Most of the camo pattern was done by cutting out a green or OD piece and then attaching this to the tan tissue.

I used two methods of attaching the tissue. The green nose area, for example, was done with strips of tissue the width of the stringers glued on with an Elmers glue stick. Strips were used because of the difficulty in getting tissue to lay down over compound curves.

Other areas were attached using a thin mix of Aileens Tacky Glue and water (at least 50/50, usually more water than glue). Aleens dries clear. After the tissue is cut to shape, lay it flat on the model (I put shiny side down). Use a paint brush to start applying the glue mix and smooth out the tissue as you go along. Use care not to press too hard since it's possible to rip the wet tissue. I use the brush to smooth out bubbles and wrinkles as best as I can. I like this technique because as the colored tissue dries, it also shrinks a little helping to get a smooth finish.

It's also possible to use both glue stick and Aleens together. Attach the tissue first with the glue stick and then follow up with a brushed on coating of Aleens to get a smooth and tight finish.
 
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Reply #360 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 8:12am

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Dan - Great work all around, tissue and tissue cals very well done and that landing gear, great stuff. Looking forward to any flights.
Mike
 

"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #359 - Jan 16th, 2020 at 8:09am

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AK - Looking really great and your tissue work is also top shelf as always. Interested in how you managed the green, beige, and dark tissue joints. also interested in how you do tissue over tissue, my more difficult task to do without bubbles.
Mike
 

"Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts for which the performer is yet poorly prepared." Wilbur Wright
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Reply #358 - Jan 15th, 2020 at 10:25pm

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Both look really slick, Alfa!  I really like the camo on the T-Mustang...

Keep it up!

Dan
 
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Reply #357 - Jan 15th, 2020 at 9:28pm

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Getting there with the A-1 and Turbo Mustang. Clumsy hands managed to break both wings, requiring a little innovative surgery!

Still trying to get a dyed canopy for the A-1, this idea isn't as easy as it seemed.

 

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Reply #356 - Jan 15th, 2020 at 12:26am

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Thanks Folks and great ideas all around!  Tonight I made a quick and dirty prop coupled with some test rubber and tossed it outside...seems to want to go!  Now I need good weather!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dan
 
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Reply #355 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 2:14pm

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Dan, I just noticed the exhaust protruding from the cowl. Nice job.

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Reply #354 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 11:44am

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Very nice and the canopy is every bit as good looking as a plastic one (and easier to make!).
 
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Reply #353 - Jan 14th, 2020 at 11:41am

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Looks great Dan - I was wondering how you were going to do the aft canopy.  Very simple and effective.  Good luck with the flights - post some video if your cameraman is available.

Mike
 
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Reply #352 - Jan 13th, 2020 at 11:47pm

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Dan...she's a real beauty.  Your canopy is fantastic!!!!  Does honor to the original intent!!! Looks great too!!!  As far as antenna staff you might want to try some thin acetate like shrink wrap etc.  It can be glued in place with canopy glue or cyanoacralate and will remain flexible to avoid hanger rash and possible hard landings.
 

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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