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Lowandslow02/03/2020 20:28:04
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Evening all. Just at the covering stage on a Junior 60 with Antique Oratex and would like to paint on some details. I’ve looked for previous posts relating to this but can’t find anything so my query is has anyone had any success with something easy to use that doesn’t adversely affect the fabric. I’m hoping to steer clear of anything recommended and supplied by Oracover because no doubt it will be expensive.

paul d02/03/2020 20:47:26
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If your using electric or diesel power then good old fashioned humbrol enamel will be fine..

Cliff 195903/03/2020 13:37:49
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I've just starting painting my DB Mannock with Valspar Interior Matt, seems to 'soak-in' well enough and really cheap for a testing pot that's big enough for at least three models, also B and Q can mix from hundreds of shades.

I may go over it with a matt lacquer spray as long as it doesn't react of course.

Lowandslow20/03/2020 15:11:15
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Hello again bit more guidance required please and sorry this is probably on the wrong thread. My Ben Buckle JR 60 kit is supplied with nylon hinges for the elevator and rudder control surfaces and having completed a dry fit into the tail plane and elevator prior to covering I am concerned that the hinges appear to be a bit stiff. This is my first balsa build for donkeys years and I’m wondering if these hinges will put too much strain on the Hitec HS 81 servos. As a senior newbie am I being over cautious.

Andy Stephenson20/03/2020 15:51:24
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Some hinge material supplied with kits is wholly unsuitable as it it far too stiff. Even excising it vigorously before installing it isn't enough to free it up sufficiently. The best substitute is the fury cyno type they are much thinner and more flexible...

Kavan type Cyno hinges

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Lowandslow20/03/2020 16:00:49
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Many thanks Andy that’s what I wanted to hear. That’s also a great steer I’ll get some of those ordered. Just wondering if Mr Buckle visits this site to get some useful feedback and tips??? 🤔

Andy Stephenson20/03/2020 17:47:10
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I noticed Sussex doesn't have them in stock but they are available from other outlets under a different name but they are all the same just look out for the hole pattern. It seems West London Models have them in stock.

WLM

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