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Geoff Gardiner08/05/2018 20:26:19
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Thanks Martian - it's getting there.

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Geoff Gardiner27/05/2018 20:33:07
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Bit more painting done today:

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Geoff Gardiner01/06/2018 21:59:04
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This is the way I paint using masks:

1. Cut mask using my vinyl cutter and apply.

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2. Paint edges with corresponding colour to prevent bleed.

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3. Paint top colour.

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4. Carefully peel off the mask.

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I had a bit of an oops moment when the wing fell off the table and damaged the corner. Out with the filler.

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Geoff Gardiner10/06/2018 23:41:21
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Not much to show for half a day tinkering today.

I have cut out the remaining horns and sorted the servo bearers.

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Mike Beard 118/06/2018 21:18:37
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Geoff,

What kind on vinyl cutter do you have? Impressive paint job!

Geoff Gardiner18/06/2018 21:39:54
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Thanks Mike.

I have one of these:

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Mike Beard 118/06/2018 22:07:02
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That's funny. When I realized you were using some kind of cutter and went looking. This is the one that I found! Have not purchased yet but it seems to be a great tool for the shop! Thanks! Can you cut lettering in vinyl to stick on a plane also? Instead of creating a template to paint "through"?

Geoff Gardiner18/06/2018 22:15:20
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Yes, it will cut vinyl decals - in fact it will cut all sorts of paper,card,vinyl - even fabric (I have only used it to cut paint masks so far). I think it is a good piece of kit for the price.

Martin McIntosh19/06/2018 09:30:42
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Same one that I use. Very useful and good value.

Geoff Gardiner02/07/2018 17:40:19
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I have been fitting out the cockpit this weekend:

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Martian02/07/2018 20:09:18
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she is looking cracking Geoff

Geoff Gardiner04/07/2018 21:17:50
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Thanks Martian.

Canopy going on now.

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Geoff Gardiner07/07/2018 22:56:36
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Masked up and ready for painting.

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Geoff Gardiner09/07/2018 20:51:28
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This weekend I got the canopy painted, added some weathering around the exhaust stacks and applied a satin clear varnish coat.

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Geoff Gardiner30/07/2018 22:44:28
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Little bit more done:

Fitted the retracts and the gear doors.

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Printed off some spacers for the motors with my 3d printer.
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Nearly there now.
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Martian31/07/2018 10:53:40
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Brilliant stuff Geoff

Geoff Gardiner31/07/2018 12:13:31
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Thanks Martian.

Today's job is to put it on the CofG tester and see if I can get it balanced with just battery, ESC and receiver positioning.

Has yours flown yet?

Geoff...

Chris Walby31/07/2018 12:33:30
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Geoff, watching with interest, my BH mossie needs everything as far forward as possible to get C of G.

Just love the U/C and doors.

Martian31/07/2018 13:31:28
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Hi Geoff no it has not flown yet i keep building but don't fly yet hopeless I know. I was advised CG should be checked with gear up

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