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Old Nov 07, 2013, 12:32 AM
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Thanks Curare

Yes i'll be sheeting the upper wing area.
The wing is not attach yet, i'm waiting for my lead out wire so I can attach them.

Just showing a photo of where i'm at on the build.
Whew! that's good news!

Carry on!

incidentally, a lot of my 1/2a models use music wire leadouts, the connection to the bellcrank is easy, and the end connection also doubles as a connector on mine.

You can bend them in about 60 seconds like this:
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Old Nov 09, 2013, 06:13 PM
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I'm having a heck of a time with my lead outs wire kit and mounting the bell crank.

The push rod keeps hitting the bell crank mount and I don't have much room to raise it up with a washer any as it will hit the sheeting on top.I'm thinking of cutting off the mount and just lowering the mount but the other problem i'm having is the 1/2A bell crank.after mounting the lead out wire it hitting my ribs...
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Old Nov 09, 2013, 07:39 PM
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I figure out my problem...I was using the screw form the old bell crank that was way to small for the hole.
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Old Nov 09, 2013, 10:43 PM
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You can make nice bell cranks for nothing... well... almost! I use micarta and brass tubes. No worries about screws getting loose or pulling out.
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Old Nov 10, 2013, 04:19 PM
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I was able to put all the pieces together this afternoon and put my first piece of silk span on today.

I must say i'm very happy with the result.

silk span maybe more work but I like the results you get from it.
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Old Nov 10, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Looks nice & tight! 3 more pannels to go, keep us posted.....Gene
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Old Nov 23, 2013, 03:12 PM
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Thanks Guys,

for following along on my build,but I'm going to have to put this build on hold till the

temp warms up,as the temp here in MN has drop into the teens.

Working inside, in the basement with the dope and painting fume is not an option for me.
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Old Nov 26, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Sometimes I do 'stinky' stuff in the bathroom. Just turn the fan 'on'. Hahahaha Seriously, though... it is an option for smelly paints, etc..
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Old Nov 27, 2013, 07:29 AM
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Fumes in the basement. I guess I will be experimenting very soon with that old "dope in the basement" issue. Frankly since I only have me and my son living here I don't know if it will be an issue. I plan on spraying it with an airbrush.
The only upside that I can think of is that I have a Radon system in the basement which vents all the air outside. A fan pulls the air out of the basement at a constant rate. Not sure if that will mitigate some of the smell, but I would think so. It will not alleviate the immediate fume issue, but if I keep the basement door closed the house should not smell too bad. I will report back.
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Old Nov 27, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Sometimes I do 'stinky' stuff in the bathroom. Just turn the fan 'on'. Hahahaha Seriously, though... it is an option for smelly paints, etc..


I think the paint fumes smell's better also.

I tried doing the doping outside then bring the plane inside.But the wife can't stand the smell of the dope paint.
and we all know the saying
happy wife happy life.
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Old Nov 27, 2013, 03:49 PM
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When covering with silkspan, silk, or tissue, I strongly recommend covering both sides of a wing before stopping. If you put on silkspan or silk wet, it will shrink as it dries, and a wing warp is a likely result of covering only one side. Tissue put on dry, then wet, can do the same.

When using either silkspan or silk, I keep both sides of the wing wet until finished, then hang the airplane vertically so that the top and bottom of the wing dry at the same rate.

If you are going to use opaque paint, silkspan can be put on using thinned down titebond glue rather than dope. No odor.
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Old Nov 27, 2013, 09:05 PM
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Thanks guy's.

The thing's you learn on your first build what to do and what not to do. I have to say I have learned quit a bit on this build and from other builds.
I have more to learn.

Have yourself a good Thanksgiving everyone.
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Old Dec 07, 2013, 03:15 PM
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My report on using dope in my basement; as I said the Radon system pulls all the air out of the basement. It went well. Shot my first three coats of 50/50 nitrate clear with my airbrush.
Will be covering the wing with film but doping the rest of the profile stunter.
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