Here is the maiden of my son's Sig Kadet Sr.! It has been done for about two years but that last 5% seems to take 246% of time.
|Sig Kadet Sr. (3 min 15 sec)|
At this point I have an Sig Kadet Senior ARF. The Ca hinges need glued the vertical and horizontal stabilizer need to be Epoxied. The radio has not been put it in yet. I am waiting for a good used radio to show up on the boards. The front windshield was easier to put on than I anticipated. I used Pacer's formula '560'. I tacked down one side and waited 24 hours then wrapped it around and clipped it in place for another 24 hours while the glued dried. The hardest part was waiting 48 hours to see the results. All the covering is complete with the exception of some trim.
I have added higher quality pictures to show my covering progress.
I went with the trim scheme on the box and Ohio State colors. The learning curve for covering is interesting and by the time it comes back to me I think I will be done. It will be awhile before I do another one and by that time I will have forgotten my temp settings. Also covering is expensive. 6' rolls don't go very far. I think I will try hk covering on my next project. I like framing. But covering is not my favorite. I think the part that I don't like is when I am almost done with a section and I start obsessing over a wrinkle then the whole thing blows up trying to get out a wrinkle that only I would notice.
I still haven't decided on scarlet and grey or red and black like on the box. I went with the transparent red but haven't picked the other color yet.
Time to Cover!
This has been a blast! I forgot the great emotions that go along with building. This is my third build. The last time I built one was in 1995. Some of the high points of this build (other than the 5 min epoxy fumes) have been, my son coming down every morning and seeing the new progress of his plane, and tonight when I looked at my "pile of sticks" and nothing was left but the forward sheeting and cowling. I have been trying to decide what colors to cover it. My son wants what's on the box. I picked up a OS61fs at a swap meet for a great price. When i got it home we set up a test stand and two flips later she was singing the sonorous sounds that only a four stroke can. It went from a great deal to a fantastic deal.
I took out almost all the dihedral.