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Thread: Which Airbrush and Compressor
08/07/2020 16:20:43

Bob, did the Solarlac spray over grey primer onto the original covering film? What prep is needed first?

08/07/2020 13:34:56

Thanks Doc thats useful advice.

I only want a smallish compressor but not a Mickey Mouse one. (That was my Revell one that I got rid of).

I have room and not much issue with noise in a separate workshop.

I dont need to spray primer as I use aerosols for that.

I want to be able to spray Solarlac (or modern equivalent), enamels and Tamiya acrylics.

I want to make "decals" with detailed spraying in reverse onto laminating film.

08/07/2020 13:29:38

Thanks Barrie, That's exactly what I needed to know and I've asked the seller if he can post the compressor.

08/07/2020 12:10:10

Bob,

Thats nicely done.

What paints have you sprayed to achieve that?

I have found Tamiya acrylics adhere nicely without primer to oracover film.

08/07/2020 12:08:41

Thanks all, this is really helpful! I understand that I really need 2 airbrushes. I need to do base coat areas and later details. Up to niw I have been using aerosols for base coats then cutting out film or trim for details.

I looked at Hobbyking and couldn't find airbrushes.

I have found Badger 250 for about £30 and Badger 150 for £55.

Im still confusrd about what compressor to buy.

I read once if someone connecting an air brush to an inflated inner tube for the air supply. Any sense in that?

I have found a mid priced option at Axminster Power Tools that looks good on paper.

https://www.axminstertools.com/spraycraft-sp50k-dual-action-airbrush-kit-504968

What do you think? They do a cheaper model with a compressor.

07/07/2020 21:15:10

I had a cheap Badger airbrush once and didnt get on very well. I think it was a single action with a Revel compressor. Is the 150 much better than the cheap model? My models range from rubber powered 22 inch types to 1/5 scale warbirds.

07/07/2020 19:22:11

i want to be able to spray paint over fibteglass, doped fabric etc.

Which airbrush compressor combination on a limited budget should I comsider?

Thread: Wot 4 MK3 Classic
05/07/2020 02:16:56

Interesting build and useful ideas.

Did the finished article perform as required?

Thread: Vailly Aviation/Belair
02/07/2020 08:00:51

I am starting out on a Vailly Tempest. Does anyone have experience of using a brushless motor replacement for a 62cc petrol engine?

Thread: Repairing a 3D Angel "Jigsaw"
02/07/2020 07:56:45

On the subject of powered fret saws, I too had a 2nd hand one but sold it again as it took up too much space. Likewise the band saw. I only ever use a hand fretsaw now and I find you can cut thin ply just as quickly if you use sharp blades, which are very cheap. The hand saw gives a finer cut and it is easier to follow a line accurately. Take your time and it becomes kind of therapeutic.

02/07/2020 07:50:02

Locktite 401 cyano gives an acetate bond that can't be pulled apart when cured and is completely transparent. The only difficulty is in maintaining close contact between the parts during curing. I have had success in welding patches inside the canopy to bridge splits. The result is much stronger than the original. The patches are tidy enough for me.

Thread: Does anyone remember...
29/06/2020 17:59:17

We had one of these. Coupled flaps? Seemed huge back in the day. 0.35 engine I think.

Where will you fly it without Joe Public annoying you?

Thread: Covering tissue
28/06/2020 18:24:21

Much cheaper than any other covering.

28/06/2020 14:41:32

Free flight supplies.co.uk

Best supplier I know for all traditional coverings.

For a light strong covering, semi trad, what about laminating film applied as for heat shrink film, with doped on light tissue on top? Saves on dope and avoids sagging between ribs.

Thread: Does anyone remember...
28/06/2020 10:27:11

I never strayed to Tipton, but as kids my brother and I loved a trip to SH Grainger's in Walsall. A superb model shop.

Thread: Repairing a 3D Angel "Jigsaw"
28/06/2020 10:24:00

The fretted plywood grain directions are good on the longitudinals but weak on the diagonals due to the grain direction.

The lightweight artf laser cut ply structure would be strong enough in practice If there were no heavy motor and battery which results in lots of kinetic energy to be dispersed in a hard arrival.

In fairness, full size aircraft don't do well in crashes either!

28/06/2020 09:34:04

I completely agree with Peter and I've resolved not to buy any artfs again! My problem is in the challenge and in getting a £400 model for £0 because someone else had a bad day!

27/06/2020 23:56:48

The spare wings in blue red white.

One needs repair.

Inserting carbon strips and half ribs prior to sheeting. Oracover peels back and re-sticks quite well with heat. img_20200623_163009.jpg

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The Ali tube is the forward wing locator and needed careful placement. Ply rings reinforce the ribs where it goes through.

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27/06/2020 23:55:02

The spare wings in blue red white.

One needs repair.

Inserting carbon strips and half ribs prior to sheeting. Oracover peels back and re-sticks quite well with heat. img_20200623_163009.jpg

img_20200625_094323.jpg

The Ali tube is the forward wing locator and needed careful placement. Ply rings reinforce the ribs where it goes through.

27/06/2020 23:17:33

Finally got back to this project.

I finished the fuse sides, recovered first with lam film, then reapplied the old removed covering.

img_20200620_214725.jpg

Now working on the canopy which was wrecked.

Need to develop some techniques for repairing acetate.

I have another moderately damaged one that I repaired first with fretted ply, fibreglass cloth and cyano (Locktite 401)

img_20200626_174250.jpg

Planking the front which was all moulded acetate.

img_20200627_212656.jpg

Now fixing in a piece of acetate with cyano. Sticks are temporary supports.

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