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Geoff S03/06/2020 11:20:52
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This is going to be a stunning model. It looks so good now it'll almost be a shame to cover it.

Geoff

AndyD04/06/2020 17:37:55
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dscf2344.jpgI surpose I had better start thinking of covering and colour schemes,well I have finally fitted the motor and radial and its fits quite good,also managed to dredge the bottom of the barrel and find and fit control horns and wing servos.the elevator and rudder servos will have to wait a while until I work out the balance as on my normal ballerina I fitted the servos under the tail as it was very nose heavy.dscf2343.jpg

Peter Miller04/06/2020 18:06:20
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If you are really into great colour schemes may I suggest looking at Bob Lyjak's Waco Taper wing.

I only suggest this because I have looked at that aircraft since the 70s and never got round to building itblush

AndyD04/06/2020 19:13:25
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a nice scheme,i got plenty of white but might have to go for green or blue as ive not got enough red,but its definitely what im looking for.

Peter Miller04/06/2020 21:03:15
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I have 3 views.I could scan them and email them to you

AndyD04/06/2020 21:22:34
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just sent my email thx Peter.

Peter Miller05/06/2020 08:48:26
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I wwilldo that as soon as I have finished breakfast!!

AndyD06/06/2020 17:46:31
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a change of scenery to day,so far it looks ok,its the first time I used iron film for years and it might be me but easycoat is not as nice to use as solarfilm, well as I remember it.dscf2346.jpg

Peter Miller06/06/2020 18:11:22
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I have only used a bit of it once. You are so right! I liked Supersrhink Polyester best. Now I hate to say it but the Hobbyking stuff is very, very similar and much cheaper and the UK store has quite few colours in stock.

AndyD06/06/2020 18:58:58
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i shall have to try this HK film as ive heard a lot of good things about it,this easycoat even on a very low heat seems to go crinkley and brittle but once on don't seem to bad.

Peter Miller06/06/2020 21:04:23
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Well,I just bought three rolls today.3 colours 5 metres each.15 Metres includiung postage from UK store £33.

Edited By Peter Miller on 06/06/2020 21:04:54

AndyD08/06/2020 17:09:56
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not what I intended for the bottom but came across half a sheet of solar trim plus it was a quick and easy scheme to do,a careful measure of the white as I only just had enough to finish it then on the last aileron top I messed up so had to patch it but hopefully I can hide it a bit more when I sort the top scheme although you have to look for the patch.dscf2349.jpg

Richard Acland08/06/2020 18:47:08
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Posted by AndyD on 06/06/2020 18:58:58:

i shall have to try this HK film as ive heard a lot of good things about it,this easycoat even on a very low heat seems to go crinkley and brittle but once on don't seem to bad.

Only problem with HK film is that there is a bleed through of the white adhesive on the edges when mixing two colours. This can be cleaned with solvent and is a small price to pay when you consider value for money.

AndyD11/06/2020 17:24:57
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dscf2350.jpgdscf2351.jpgdscf2352.jpgdscf2353.jpgwell ive got about as far as I can go until I get some new batterys but ive just spent the money on a new tranny so it might be a while, ive come to the conclusion that my covering skills havent got any better in 40 years,if any thing they have got worse as when I first started I was using my mums house hold iron,eventually she gave it to me as I was always leaving in a bit of a state.dscf2355.jpg

Peter Miller11/06/2020 18:21:05
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That looks pretty good to me.

john stones 111/06/2020 18:26:34
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Yep, much better than my efforts, your Mum an Iron I can have. wink

AndyD12/06/2020 17:37:44
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just done a quick weigh in and it looks like its going to be 6 1/2 pound,i could loose a bit with a smaller battery but I don't thick I would get any real benefit.

Peter Miller12/06/2020 18:17:27
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Tome what is more important is the wing loading and that should be pretty low on a biplane

AndyD26/06/2020 18:54:43
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Sisters but still no batteries so both are grounded untill i know ive got a job to go back to.at least theyve made it out side to at least see the sky.dscf2401.jpg

Peter Miller26/06/2020 21:01:51
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Very very nice.

I hope you do have a job to go back to

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