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Peter Miller12/02/2019 18:34:13
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The wing looks good.

The tail will be fine. Covering could be a little fiddly

You will be filling in between the sides where the tailplane sits. Filling in between the sides flush with the top of the sides and down to the double gives far more gluing area for the tail.

Percy Verance12/02/2019 18:47:35
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Well the fuselage looks straight enough in the last pic Mike. I'm guessingera it's the wing in the fourth photo, but I'm not sure what bit it is I'm supposed to notice Mike?

I think I'd have avoided glueing the tail parts and the fairing blocks together just now Mike. I'm assuming they are stuck together? Apologies if they're not......... As Peter says, it's going to be a bit fiddly to get it covered if they are. A slightly easier way Mike is to cover all the awkward fiddly bits first with smaller postage stamp sized bits of covering, then overlap the main pieces of covering onto the smaller pieces....... make sure any overlaps don't face into the slipstream Mike, otherwise you'll eventually find your model unwraps itself in flight.

Edited By Percy Verance on 12/02/2019 18:49:06

MikeE12/02/2019 18:47:58
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The picture of the open tail end is from the under side, I'm leaving it open until I'm ready to start covering

Percy Verance12/02/2019 18:51:21
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Actually no, I meant the first photo. Is that the wing Mike?

MikeE12/02/2019 18:53:49
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Thanks Percy. Using smaller pieces first is smaller than I'd planned but likely more effective. I have done one from a kit and used narrow strips in the corners, then covered up to the corner rather than than through it to the next surface

MikeE12/02/2019 18:55:42
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Sorry I was replying to Peter regarding the open tail end. Yes the first picture is down the length of the leading edge of the wing

Peter Miller12/02/2019 18:58:15
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Ah, I w as not quite sure what the first picture was.

I had not realised that it was the underside to the tail. I normally insert pl there to screw the tailwheel but I am sure that you spotted that on the plan

MikeE12/02/2019 19:12:35
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The piece of ply is cut and slotted for the wheel bracket, all ready to go in. Waiting for a new iron and the white covering, a change of underwear, a few days checking, re-checking, checking the rechecked checks and then covering will start. Brimming with confidence I am hahaha

Percy Verance12/02/2019 20:28:13
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Hi again Mike.

Give the complete model a once over with a paintbrush to remove all the fine dust once you've sanded all the inevitable imperfections out.

Use a couple of small bits of covering film on the sole of your covering iron to find the ideal temperature. Not enough heat, no good, Too much heat, no good. It's simply a knack Mike. You'll soon get it.

Percy Verance12/02/2019 20:28:15
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Hi again Mike.

Give the complete model a once over with a paintbrush to remove all the fine dust once you've sanded all the inevitable imperfections out.

Use a couple of small bits of covering film on the sole of your covering iron to find the ideal temperature. Not enough heat, no good, Too much heat, no good. It's simply a knack Mike. You'll soon get it.

MikeE12/02/2019 20:51:13
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Well the only complaint so far about using her iron is that she quite rightly says "they're improving every time" "you'd do do much better with a proper tool". So a prolux iron is on it's way

Percy Verance12/02/2019 21:06:41
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Far better to get your own iron asap Mike. If some of the coloured backing from covering film finds it's way onto an item of her clothing, you're stuffed.........secret

A genuine model covering iron is far better to use as it's smaller and lighter Mike. 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 12/02/2019 21:13:02

Peter Miller12/02/2019 21:12:49
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Hi MIke.

I have used a cheap travelling iron from Argos in the past but a proper iron is best.

Acetone or nail varnish remover will clean her ladyships iron if you need to. Trust me.

Edited By Peter Miller on 12/02/2019 21:13:31

Percy Verance12/02/2019 21:14:43
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But you can only clean it off if you remember to look at the sole of the iron Peter......

I knew there was something..................

Nigel R12/02/2019 21:23:07
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Just to go against everything posted above. I prefer to stock the tailplane together before covering. Then use small bits to do the corners then the fairing then lastly the tailplane itself.

Horses for courses!
MikeE12/02/2019 22:30:44
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Sounds like that's the route I'm taking Nigel. The tail is all built up so not left with any choice. It doesn't look too tricky and it's a lot stiffer than other stuff I've covered with the household iron

MikeE12/02/2019 22:32:01
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I have 2 young ladies in the house, nail varnish remover is in good supply

D for Donald12/02/2019 22:43:17
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I love my Ood and goes like a rocket with a glow 32 in it, This will be my 4th season with it I think. I have repaired it about 3 times after various prangs and it now looks like an old warhorse. Mine has a vicious wing stall if flown too slowly so my advice is keep the speed up even when landing.

Edited By D for Donald on 12/02/2019 22:44:04

MikeE12/02/2019 23:01:54
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Saw your posts earlier in the thread D. Don't you fly from an aircraft carrier? From what I've read here and about, my gut feeling about these plans was pretty good. I've looked at hundreds of various sorts on Aerofred but this looked an easy enough build and I like the styling a lot

D for Donald13/02/2019 08:04:18
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That's it M.

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