|Jul 09, 2010, 08:09 AM|
The primer I'm using is a two part automotive paint.
It seems to come in one colour only..
A beige sort of colour.
In the photos it appears more yellow.
The plug will now be sprayed black. One sees the imperfections better in black
(If you need to sand more or... respray.
The wing is going white.
I have a ragged cut line on the live hinge, so I'll see if I can sort it out tonight.
There may be some wind this weekend.....
|Jul 09, 2010, 02:04 PM|
United States, CA, Berkeley
Joined Feb 2007
I've had to take a break, but hopefully I can get back to it this weekend. My pod is nearly done shaping, I need to try out my sprayer again. I never really got the hang of it before, getting that nice flow coat.
|Jul 09, 2010, 04:21 PM|
I was worried that we may have lost you...
I would not blame you...
Removing that chip from shoulder has been really hard for "Thepasty"!
And sitting in slope heaven hasn't helped either!
Take your time..
We should do this for fun and not get caught up in time constraints!
We have enough of those!
Having said that....
I'm on a mission to get this done!
I'll be spraying a bit later....
The final coats for the pod plug and wing.
Wish me luck as this ain't my forte....
I would hate to sand it down and do it all over!
|Jul 09, 2010, 05:10 PM|
United States, CA, Berkeley
Joined Feb 2007
what i was doing...
I felt the need to *actually* fly instead of tinker, and I installed my new Airtronics sd10g radio gear and flew my MiniDestiny Homebrew, Vector III, and Wasabi yesterday in borderline conditions (6-10mph). The Vector was great, though not very nimble in that breeze.
I was wearing a big slope grin with the Wasabi for the first time, even in minimal conditions.. its a real pleasure. That was until a landing circuit went bad and it went down the backside onto rocks ( 'tears' 'tears'). My repaired fuse is cracked again, and most unfortunately I cracked up the LE of the right wing quite badly. (surpress swearing now)
Why is it when you're in that 'OMG this is so beautiful, and isnt my plane pretty' state that it usually goes down??? Oh Wellll. More repairs. All in all not my worst crash, but that Wasabi wont be quite so pretty anymore.
Sorry, had to vent. The wife don' get it.
(BTW, the ATX radio is super nice, easy to program, and much better than spektrum so far, and pretty cheap at skipmillermodels.com)
|Jul 09, 2010, 11:36 PM|
By the way Sally's looking great .
|Jul 10, 2010, 03:28 AM|
Ben- ref.your Wasabi fus.
You may have seen this mod before. I used a wire type profile gauge to mark out three balsa "bulkheads" from just behind the canopy to the trailing edge.
Pics tell the story- since then my fus has survived much better.
ps apologies for thread hijack
|Jul 10, 2010, 05:16 AM|
As Dave would say...
"Colour me up"
The wing is white...
And whilst the body (Plug) should be black...
She's white too!
I didn't have the inclination to change colours!
The plug has to be sanded down and and resprayed anyway,
and will help to tell if I'm sanding to deep!
As i was stumbling around the garage...
i tripped and sent the wing "flying"
It now has two brand new dings!
I could come to terms with it if at least I was flying it!
But dropping it!!!
Same as when my wife drove over a brand new glass Discus wing "placed" on the floor!
Sooo, Dave, I feel for your Wasabi! (the wind didn't sound strong enough by the way, unless you have great lift!)
I'm off to get some flying done.....
For a change...
|Jul 10, 2010, 09:22 AM|
|Jul 10, 2010, 11:43 AM|
Just can't get it right!!!!
I flew Joan (Wazabi) this afternoon and
36 km/h on a 1200 ft slope in huge lift!!
Just gotta love it when they perform!
"Thepatsy", (poor thing...)
Is all chained and schackled in Steve's cellar!
Whilst he is in Slope heaven!
(Too long a story to explain!)
|Jul 10, 2010, 03:23 PM|
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