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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #40 - Aug 4th, 2021 at 10:14am
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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #39 - Aug 4th, 2021 at 6:28am
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Tissuecal printed on the fuzzy side of the ESAKI and now mounted and sealed to the wing.  The less dense ESAKI blended in almost perfectly with the underlaying covering, making it hardly noticeable (only in photos and intense close scrutiny).
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #38 - Aug 3rd, 2021 at 6:02pm
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Nice tissue cal love the eagle!
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #37 - Aug 3rd, 2021 at 11:23am
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Still no decent conditions for a test glide Angry, but at least the new electragoodies arrived yesterday.  Mounted the servo and timer to the hatches, printed a new tissuecal at 80% (full size would have added too much weight - the wing came out almost perfectly balanced Shocked).  Printing on yellow ESAKI, the red highlights were totally washed out, so a bit of touch-up will be needed once the tissuecal is mounted and sealed.
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #36 - Jul 29th, 2021 at 2:37pm
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I was hoping to get a few test glides in the past few days, but the wind has been playing havoc here.  The glider is finished except for a bit of trim and a new battery for the timer.  The servo also needs an adapter for the connector.

A fuse is temporarily installed for the test glides (unless the battery and adapter get here before the wind lets up Roll Eyes).
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #35 - Jul 16th, 2021 at 3:04pm
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Glad to hear it's working out for you!  Look forward to her maiden! Smiley
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #34 - Jul 16th, 2021 at 9:45am
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Printer cleared and working!  I lucked out in that the jets didn't get clogged up.

After letting the weather "dry" up, the rest of the wrinkles were mostly ade so I started doping the wing with 40/60 (dope/thinner) mix of Graupner's "Glattfix" (non tautening) to see if any issues would surface.  None did (as yet Roll Eyes) but the yellow was still a bit insistent on being a minor "fly in the soup" being VERY delicate.  Once I get a few coats on, I'll apply a full-strength coat.

Once it's gassed off for a couple of days, I might give it a thin, but full spritz of clear polyurethane varnish to "weatherproof" it.
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #33 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 1:20pm
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Bummer...sorry to hear about the printer, but thanks for the info so we can avoid this in the future! Smiley
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #32 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 11:05am
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Esaki tissuecal came out fine, then I tried the same with the Japico stuff (I wanted to maintain compatibility).  HUGE mistake!

I was planning a video evening, but instead I'll have to disassemble my printer for a total cleaning...  The Japico literally desintigrated Shocked Cry.
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #31 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 10:43am
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Repeated steam applications didn't do squat for shrinking, so I resorted to a full wet soak using my plant spritzer.  It WORKED Shocked, except for one panel where I spritzed a bit to vigorously (no wet strength).  It's otherwise still not perfect, but definitely passable.  Shrinking dope should take care of the rest the wrinkles.

Printing out a tissuecal atm on JAPICO to see how it comes out and one on ESAKI.  The left wing panel is slightly lighter than the right, so the rather large 'cal should bring the wing into perfect balance.
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #30 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 2:19pm
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Looks great Pete...reminds me of the rc days and a Gentle Lady glider and hi-start we used!!!  Great fun!
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #29 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 11:11am
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Covering completed and the tail surface shrunk (sort of Angry).  Yellow tissue used has hardly any shrink, and the red and orange only slightly better.  I'll have to use shrinking dope to get (hopefully) a decent finish.  Still have to "shrink" the wing, give the fin/rudder a coat of white paint and re-install the D/T bits.  Fuselage has two coats of 40% dope and will get at least another two full strength.

I just hope that I don't have to strip the wing and stab...  I maybe SHOULD have waited and order some of the "new" tissue Undecided.
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #28 - Jun 16th, 2021 at 6:03pm
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Nice job on the illustration!  It looks great! Can't wait to see it/them in place.
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #27 - Jun 16th, 2021 at 1:22pm
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Scanned the graphics from the plan and cleaned it up up in GIMP and Paint Shop Pro to make either a decal or tissuecal.  Took a while and a few choice words Roll Eyes, but it turned out OK.  I SHOULD  have done this before covering, but...
  

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Re: Jetstream from an original Midwest kit
Reply #26 - May 17th, 2021 at 10:39am
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Looking good Pete... I've found that the humidity here in the Pacific Northwest is something to be dealt with also.  Coming from California to here I really hadn't had to deal with that much humidity in CA.  But up here there are days where we are well above the 50% level.  I'm learning new techniques and timing for covering in this setting.  I think you're going to enjoy this glider very much! Smiley
  

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