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Re: Dave Rees Culver Dart
Reply #61 - Jul 30th, 2020 at 8:57pm
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Beautiful.
Absolutely beautiful. Smiley
  
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Re: Dave Rees Culver Dart
Reply #60 - Jul 30th, 2020 at 12:07pm
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One would think with all the time I have on my hands more and better progress would be had, however, here we are. I firmly believe that I have Covid fatigue. Nonetheless, I am approaching the finish line. Need to spray the registration number on the bottom of the wing, carve and canopy plug and vacuum the canopy. This is my hardest problem, carving away mountains of balsa to get the plug just right. It is underway and I do work on it every day, should be ready by the weekend.
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Re: Dave Rees Culver Dart
Reply #59 - Jul 12th, 2020 at 11:14am
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Greetings All - Apologies for being slow to reply, greatly appreciate the comments. It's been said many times that the final things takes nearly as much time as the original build and it's true. Making the canopy plug will consume me so am taking it slowly and splitting my time between that and the reg markings stencils. The markings for the tail will be challenging but not impossible, may try to prnt them on clear tissue and hope they turn out translucent enough to not block the color. We'll know soon enough.
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Reply #58 - Jul 9th, 2020 at 4:20pm
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Absolutely gorgeous!   Smiley
  

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Reply #57 - Jul 9th, 2020 at 3:35pm
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That looks sweet Mike - the green really came out nicely.

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Reply #56 - Jul 9th, 2020 at 3:10pm
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Nearly there. 
This looks really great.
The tissue, paint and cockpit instrument panel are superb.
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Reply #55 - Jul 9th, 2020 at 12:08pm
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Only 90 feet from third to home

40 feet remaining. Color is going on well and landing gear fairings are good, still need to install the shock absorbers. Coming up on my least favorite part, carving a canopy plug, never had much skill at carving, sanding and fitting a plug but better get after it, time is a wasting.
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Re: Dave Rees Culver Dart
Reply #54 - Jun 25th, 2020 at 2:20pm
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Will  be only a few days since we are still sheltering in place and not much going on now. Ontario province (Windsor and Amherstburg) starts  phase two tomorrow and masks become mandatory. You are right, a couple of cold ones sounds good, 'll be right over.
  

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Re: Dave Rees Culver Dart
Reply #53 - Jun 25th, 2020 at 12:38pm
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Niceeeeeee...Mike.  I think when you've completed this model we should have a few beers.  Smiley

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Reply #52 - Jun 25th, 2020 at 11:42am
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Real good looking model Mike!  Coming together nicely! Smiley
  

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Reply #51 - Jun 25th, 2020 at 8:04am
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Closing in on the finish line. Some small details left, wing color, reg numbers, canopy and some landing gear refinements.
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Reply #50 - Jun 25th, 2020 at 8:04am
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Closing in on the finish line. Some small details left, wing color, reg numbers, canopy and some landing gear refinements.
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Re: Dave Rees Culver Dart
Reply #49 - Jun 12th, 2020 at 8:19pm
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For laminated strip wood parts I use original Gorilla Glue.  It is kicked off by moisture and glue that squeezes out turns to foam and is easily sanded off.  For laminated sheet parts I use a sheet of spunbonded polyamide adhesive and iron the balsa.

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Re: Dave Rees Culver Dart
Reply #48 - Jun 12th, 2020 at 7:30pm
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I like original Titebond diluted it sands better than the white glue IMO.  I've never tried thinned Duco for laminating.
  

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Re: Dave Rees Culver Dart
Reply #47 - Jun 12th, 2020 at 5:12pm
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Hi Mike,

Just a comment:  when I construct laminated components, I always use diluted white glue.  Typically I build with partially diluted Duco, but have had real trouble with Duco curing prior to getting all the pieces aligned for laminations, and the laminated piece then mostly falling apart.  There is no doubt  white glue is more difficult to sand, but for me it makes laminating much easier.

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