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Archive for January, 2009
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 30, 2009 @ 01:40 PM | 4,588 Views
Picked up a used Mini Blade for a very good price with all the gear in it. However it wasnt a sparkling new model by any stretch of the imagination ,an so I took to it with gusto for a full face lift .Now its almost ready to fly again and looks pretty good i'm happy with the finish ,just needs a cut and polish but thats nothing . So this is another one to go fast in circles on the wrong side of the hill.
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Posted by steve wenban | Jan 23, 2009 @ 02:10 AM | 4,854 Views
tried the water drop finish will see how it works out may mean a complete rub back and start again but you never know till you try.
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 21, 2009 @ 12:20 AM | 4,537 Views
Once again the carbon bird is almost back to flight ready, one stuffup on the wing was the use of a new spray putty looked great when sprayed, however half hour later Orange peel every where . Then to top it off The fuse had only a few scratches to clean up ,I just finished spraying and turn to walk away when I hear click bang ,arggggggh the damb hanging clamp let go and my Fuse was rolling around in the dirt . After some serious Acetone wiping I got it back to basics primed and back top top coat in 1 day . The wing on the other hand took hours to get back to top coat ready sanding,filling sanding again . But its ready to top coat again now . I'll be picking up a stable mate for the bird to DS its a second hand Miniblade and it will get a complete face lift before it hits the slope.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 11, 2009 @ 02:55 AM | 4,880 Views
After the glassing and a resin wipe to fill the weave ,I use a high build primer coat as a witness coat to find high spots . But get the bottom fill right and there's not much work to do other than polish sanding.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 10, 2009 @ 02:09 PM | 4,337 Views
Well what can I say but whoops I done it again
but this time it was a dud Xystal in the Rx time for my photo's of carnage and the repair underway once again I'll update the blog with the completed after shot
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