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Old Feb 27, 2011, 02:56 PM
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Build Log
Rodent

First build log.........Building a Rodent for the Higgins Feast, here are some pictures
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 03:29 PM
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I like your fixturing!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Thanks Ward
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 04:45 PM
Good, fast or cheap, pick two
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That is a great looking Rodent, and I agree with Ward re: the jig device you have there! Please keep us posted as you progress!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 10:14 PM
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Another clean shop!.....Dang it!

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Old Feb 28, 2011, 03:42 AM
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Decalage

Very thorough decalage set up jig, that's for sure!

I have to ask, how did you mask that nice flame paint job on the waxed mylars?

Jim.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 05:04 AM
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Wow, I bet there's no such thing as TLAR in your shed!
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 05:05 AM
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Another clean shop!.....Dang it!

Matin
Yeah...
Puts us all to shame!
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 05:43 AM
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Edit: Because some may not get the joke.

Sweet looking plane there.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Wow, Great Job on your Rodie,
Awesome paint job and Awesome workshop.
Whats the projected AUW, are you adding ballast??

Tim
Who's wondering what will be served at the "Higgins FEAST"
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 06:11 PM
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robh and matine andmreditor thanks jim bello painted with a emplate i made a6intruder yes to ballast and it will be at the "higgins fest
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 11:17 PM
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Hey Jim, the Rodent is looking really nice! Some time I'd love to see how you painted those mylars, the wing looks fantastic.
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Old Mar 01, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Sorry, I was just teasing, I couldn't resist!

I would love to know how you painted the mylars too. I am happy when just straight lines on my mylars come out nice. Ive tried templates and tape and neither works all that well
for me.

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Old Mar 01, 2011, 07:29 AM
Yes, ALL your money...
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yeah, what he said, I'm getting ready to bag some rodent wings, among other stuff...
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Old Mar 01, 2011, 10:13 PM
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This is the template I made. It was made with a thin Mylar. I coated the 14 ply Mylar with 2 coats of partall paste #2. When it is ready to paint, spray template with spray mount 3M repositionable adhesive.
Thanks, Jim
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