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Old May 26, 2003, 04:00 AM
Fitz
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GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Hi All,

I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a year now
and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty happy
with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I guess it
would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good as it
looks.
If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is made to
resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments welcome.

http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html

-Fitz.


Old May 27, 2003, 04:00 AM
mk
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Good Job! I'm about ready to cover mine.
mk
"Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Hi All,
>
> I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a year now
> and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty happy
> with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I guess it
> would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good as it
> looks.
> If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is made to
> resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments welcome.
>
> http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
>
> -Fitz.
>
>



Old May 27, 2003, 04:00 AM
Fubar of The HillPeople
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Very impressive!
Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a doubt.
What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you gonna just
admire it for a while first? I would!
--
Dan
KE6ERB
AMA605992
I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
http://fubar1.freeservers.com
"Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Hi All,
>
> I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a year now
> and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty happy
> with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I guess it
> would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good as it
> looks.
> If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is made to
> resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments welcome.
>
> http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
>
> -Fitz.
>
>



Old May 27, 2003, 04:00 AM
kevie
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Very Nice!!!!!!!!! If I had a plane like that I would have to hang it up
and leave it. Best of luck

tomb


Old May 27, 2003, 04:00 AM
Fitz
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Well I've got a GMS .76 ringed in it currently. I'm not really heavy into
aerobatics and would be happy if this engine would just pull it around the
field. Maybe a loop and a roll or two and I'm happy. I'll post after the
first flight.

Later.


"Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:0NrAa.3854$u91.181032@twister.socal.rr.com...
> Very impressive!
> Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a doubt.
> What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you gonna

just
> admire it for a while first? I would!
> --
> Dan
> KE6ERB
> AMA605992
> I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a year

now
> > and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty

happy
> > with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I guess

it
> > would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good as it
> > looks.
> > If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is made

to
> > resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments welcome.
> >
> > http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
> >
> > -Fitz.
> >
> >

>
>



Old May 27, 2003, 04:00 AM
Fubar of The HillPeople
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

I have a GMS .76 ringed that I powered my Super Stunts 60 with. Great
running engine. The idle is fantastic with excellent transition to full
power. Due to the plane having an abrupt meeting with a tree while inverted
(wish we had that on video!), the engine is going into an Ultra Stick 60. I
expect it to be more than enough power to do everything I want it to. If
your Skybolt flies half as well as it looks, you will have quite a plane
there!
--
Dan
KE6ERB
AMA605992
I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
http://fubar1.freeservers.com
"Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
news:sgyAa.40786$pA2.26533@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Well I've got a GMS .76 ringed in it currently. I'm not really heavy into
> aerobatics and would be happy if this engine would just pull it around the
> field. Maybe a loop and a roll or two and I'm happy. I'll post after the
> first flight.
>
> Later.
>
>
> "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:0NrAa.3854$u91.181032@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > Very impressive!
> > Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a doubt.
> > What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you gonna

> just
> > admire it for a while first? I would!
> > --
> > Dan
> > KE6ERB
> > AMA605992
> > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a year

> now
> > > and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty

> happy
> > > with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I guess

> it
> > > would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good as

it
> > > looks.
> > > If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is

made
> to
> > > resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments

welcome.
> > >
> > > http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
> > >
> > > -Fitz.
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



Old May 27, 2003, 04:00 AM
Fitz
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Hi Dan,

Sort of a postmortem question. (Sorry for your loss.) Do you know the
flying weight of your Super Stunts with the GMS .76? Also what size prop
were you running? Fuel? Plug?
I've only had a few tanks running through mine on the bench using
CoolPower 10%, and an A8 plug, with a 12X6 prop. I never had it stall when
running it in, idle is fine and slow, but I do get some hesitation or bog
when transitioning from idle to full throttle. I think I need to lean the
low end screw a bit more, but was wondering what you had for a setup and how
heavy that Stunts 60 was.

Thanks
-Fitz.

"Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
newsWyAa.6803$u91.233496@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I have a GMS .76 ringed that I powered my Super Stunts 60 with. Great
> running engine. The idle is fantastic with excellent transition to full
> power. Due to the plane having an abrupt meeting with a tree while

inverted
> (wish we had that on video!), the engine is going into an Ultra Stick 60.

I
> expect it to be more than enough power to do everything I want it to. If
> your Skybolt flies half as well as it looks, you will have quite a plane
> there!
> --
> Dan
> KE6ERB
> AMA605992
> I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:sgyAa.40786$pA2.26533@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Well I've got a GMS .76 ringed in it currently. I'm not really heavy

into
> > aerobatics and would be happy if this engine would just pull it around

the
> > field. Maybe a loop and a roll or two and I'm happy. I'll post after

the
> > first flight.
> >
> > Later.
> >
> >
> > "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:0NrAa.3854$u91.181032@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > > Very impressive!
> > > Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a

doubt.
> > > What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you

gonna
> > just
> > > admire it for a while first? I would!
> > > --
> > > Dan
> > > KE6ERB
> > > AMA605992
> > > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > Hi All,
> > > >
> > > > I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a

year
> > now
> > > > and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty

> > happy
> > > > with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I

guess
> > it
> > > > would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good

as
> it
> > > > looks.
> > > > If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is

> made
> > to
> > > > resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments

> welcome.
> > > >
> > > > http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
> > > >
> > > > -Fitz.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



Old May 27, 2003, 04:00 AM
mireuste
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Xref: news.newshosting.com rec.models.rc.air:138379

I really enjoyed the step by step pics. If you are so kind I would like to
make a question, How did you put you black trim over wings and fuse?
Thanks and congratulations
"Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> escribió en el mensaje
news:sgyAa.40786$pA2.26533@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Well I've got a GMS .76 ringed in it currently. I'm not really heavy into
> aerobatics and would be happy if this engine would just pull it around the
> field. Maybe a loop and a roll or two and I'm happy. I'll post after the
> first flight.
>
> Later.
>
>
> "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:0NrAa.3854$u91.181032@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > Very impressive!
> > Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a doubt.
> > What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you gonna

> just
> > admire it for a while first? I would!
> > --
> > Dan
> > KE6ERB
> > AMA605992
> > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a year

> now
> > > and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty

> happy
> > > with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I guess

> it
> > > would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good as

it
> > > looks.
> > > If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is

made
> to
> > > resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments

welcome.
> > >
> > > http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
> > >
> > > -Fitz.
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



Old May 27, 2003, 04:00 AM
Fubar of The HillPeople
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

I have no idea what the flying weight of the Super Stunts was as I havent
got access to a scale. The plane is designed pretty light with the fuse made
up of struts and not sheeting except in the radio and fuel tank areas. The
81" wing makes it a real floater. I built it using standard gear with 4
servos in the wing. If I recall correctly, I was using a 14X6 Master
Airscrew prop. I usually ran it on 5% nitro with an off the shelf
castor/synthetic blend which is what they recommended. I believe its
Performance Plus. Ran it once on 15% Powermaster when I ran out of the 5%
and all I had at the field was 15%. Tore the fin clear off the plane! That
got pretty exciting in a hurry. Had to replace the wing and fab up a new fin
and rudder. 5% is plenty for this engine although it seems to be a bit
pickier about the weather than the engines I run on 15%. I run all my 2
strokes with OS 8 plugs including the .76. I dont remember if I had to
adjust the low end or not but it would hesitate a little when it was still
fairly new but that went away after I ran about a gallon thru it. Ringed
engines take a bit longer to break in than ABC engines so I would run a few
more tanks thru it before adjusting the low end. If you have high speed
access, I have a couple videos of the Super Stunts on my website:
http://fubar1.freeservers.com/RC/Movies/Movies.html

The shorter one is about 5 megs and the longer one is about 15 megs. The
longer one shows 2 flameouts caused by running too lean. The day started out
cold and drizzly and the engine was running fine then the sun came out and I
had to richen it up a bit. Other than that, its a great running engine and
probably about the most reliable I own.
Was bummed about the crash because the Super Stunts was a blast to fly but
it is being replaced by the Ultra Stick. Going full quad flaps with that!
--
Dan
KE6ERB
AMA605992
I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
http://fubar1.freeservers.com
"Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
newspAAa.21450$e11.7089@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Hi Dan,
>
> Sort of a postmortem question. (Sorry for your loss.) Do you know

the
> flying weight of your Super Stunts with the GMS .76? Also what size prop
> were you running? Fuel? Plug?
> I've only had a few tanks running through mine on the bench using
> CoolPower 10%, and an A8 plug, with a 12X6 prop. I never had it stall

when
> running it in, idle is fine and slow, but I do get some hesitation or bog
> when transitioning from idle to full throttle. I think I need to lean the
> low end screw a bit more, but was wondering what you had for a setup and

how
> heavy that Stunts 60 was.
>
> Thanks
> -Fitz.
>
> "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> newsWyAa.6803$u91.233496@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > I have a GMS .76 ringed that I powered my Super Stunts 60 with. Great
> > running engine. The idle is fantastic with excellent transition to full
> > power. Due to the plane having an abrupt meeting with a tree while

> inverted
> > (wish we had that on video!), the engine is going into an Ultra Stick

60.
> I
> > expect it to be more than enough power to do everything I want it to. If
> > your Skybolt flies half as well as it looks, you will have quite a plane
> > there!
> > --
> > Dan
> > KE6ERB
> > AMA605992
> > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:sgyAa.40786$pA2.26533@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Well I've got a GMS .76 ringed in it currently. I'm not really heavy

> into
> > > aerobatics and would be happy if this engine would just pull it around

> the
> > > field. Maybe a loop and a roll or two and I'm happy. I'll post after

> the
> > > first flight.
> > >
> > > Later.
> > >
> > >
> > > "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:0NrAa.3854$u91.181032@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > > > Very impressive!
> > > > Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a

> doubt.
> > > > What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you

> gonna
> > > just
> > > > admire it for a while first? I would!
> > > > --
> > > > Dan
> > > > KE6ERB
> > > > AMA605992
> > > > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > > > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > > > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > > Hi All,
> > > > >
> > > > > I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a

> year
> > > now
> > > > > and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am

pretty
> > > happy
> > > > > with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I

> guess
> > > it
> > > > > would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good

> as
> > it
> > > > > looks.
> > > > > If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is

> > made
> > > to
> > > > > resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments

> > welcome.
> > > > >
> > > > > http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
> > > > >
> > > > > -Fitz.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



Old May 28, 2003, 04:01 AM
Fitz
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Hi, thanks for all the info. I was just trying to figure out how well that
engine will pull a 10lb plane. It sounds as if your Super Stunts was quite
a bit lighter, but I'm still hoping it will at least pull mine up and around
the field.
The movies are great. Especially like the onboard flight video.

Later.

"Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
news:dcEAa.6868$u91.293857@twister.socal.rr.com...
> I have no idea what the flying weight of the Super Stunts was as I

havent
> got access to a scale. The plane is designed pretty light with the fuse

made
> up of struts and not sheeting except in the radio and fuel tank areas. The
> 81" wing makes it a real floater. I built it using standard gear with 4
> servos in the wing. If I recall correctly, I was using a 14X6 Master
> Airscrew prop. I usually ran it on 5% nitro with an off the shelf
> castor/synthetic blend which is what they recommended. I believe its
> Performance Plus. Ran it once on 15% Powermaster when I ran out of the 5%
> and all I had at the field was 15%. Tore the fin clear off the plane! That
> got pretty exciting in a hurry. Had to replace the wing and fab up a new

fin
> and rudder. 5% is plenty for this engine although it seems to be a bit
> pickier about the weather than the engines I run on 15%. I run all my 2
> strokes with OS 8 plugs including the .76. I dont remember if I had to
> adjust the low end or not but it would hesitate a little when it was still
> fairly new but that went away after I ran about a gallon thru it. Ringed
> engines take a bit longer to break in than ABC engines so I would run a

few
> more tanks thru it before adjusting the low end. If you have high speed
> access, I have a couple videos of the Super Stunts on my website:
> http://fubar1.freeservers.com/RC/Movies/Movies.html
>
> The shorter one is about 5 megs and the longer one is about 15 megs. The
> longer one shows 2 flameouts caused by running too lean. The day started

out
> cold and drizzly and the engine was running fine then the sun came out and

I
> had to richen it up a bit. Other than that, its a great running engine and
> probably about the most reliable I own.
> Was bummed about the crash because the Super Stunts was a blast to fly but
> it is being replaced by the Ultra Stick. Going full quad flaps with that!
> --
> Dan
> KE6ERB
> AMA605992
> I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> newspAAa.21450$e11.7089@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Hi Dan,
> >
> > Sort of a postmortem question. (Sorry for your loss.) Do you know

> the
> > flying weight of your Super Stunts with the GMS .76? Also what size

prop
> > were you running? Fuel? Plug?
> > I've only had a few tanks running through mine on the bench using
> > CoolPower 10%, and an A8 plug, with a 12X6 prop. I never had it stall

> when
> > running it in, idle is fine and slow, but I do get some hesitation or

bog
> > when transitioning from idle to full throttle. I think I need to lean

the
> > low end screw a bit more, but was wondering what you had for a setup and

> how
> > heavy that Stunts 60 was.
> >
> > Thanks
> > -Fitz.
> >
> > "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> > newsWyAa.6803$u91.233496@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > > I have a GMS .76 ringed that I powered my Super Stunts 60 with.

Great
> > > running engine. The idle is fantastic with excellent transition to

full
> > > power. Due to the plane having an abrupt meeting with a tree while

> > inverted
> > > (wish we had that on video!), the engine is going into an Ultra Stick

> 60.
> > I
> > > expect it to be more than enough power to do everything I want it to.

If
> > > your Skybolt flies half as well as it looks, you will have quite a

plane
> > > there!
> > > --
> > > Dan
> > > KE6ERB
> > > AMA605992
> > > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:sgyAa.40786$pA2.26533@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > Well I've got a GMS .76 ringed in it currently. I'm not really

heavy
> > into
> > > > aerobatics and would be happy if this engine would just pull it

around
> > the
> > > > field. Maybe a loop and a roll or two and I'm happy. I'll post

after
> > the
> > > > first flight.
> > > >
> > > > Later.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:0NrAa.3854$u91.181032@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > > > > Very impressive!
> > > > > Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a

> > doubt.
> > > > > What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you

> > gonna
> > > > just
> > > > > admire it for a while first? I would!
> > > > > --
> > > > > Dan
> > > > > KE6ERB
> > > > > AMA605992
> > > > > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > > > > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > > > > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > > > Hi All,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over

a
> > year
> > > > now
> > > > > > and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am

> pretty
> > > > happy
> > > > > > with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I

> > guess
> > > > it
> > > > > > would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as

good
> > as
> > > it
> > > > > > looks.
> > > > > > If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks

is
> > > made
> > > > to
> > > > > > resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments
> > > welcome.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
> > > > > >
> > > > > > -Fitz.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
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Old May 28, 2003, 04:01 AM
Fitz
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Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Hi,

Glad you liked the site. I'm by no means an authority on film coverings.
It really is the part I dread the most when it comes to building. The
Skybolt is only my 3rd kit and covering job. I've used both Monokote and
Ultracote and have found that the Ultracote is much more forgiving. My
Skybolt is entirely Ultracote. (Bright Yellow, Black, and their 1"
Black/Yellow checkered.) My method for putting on the black trim is far
from flawless. It looks pretty good, but does contain some bubbling and
wrinkles. I started by misting some Windex cleaner on the spot to be
trimmed, so I can basically slide the trim piece into position. Then I
squeegee as much of the Windex out from under the trim piece as I can and
let it dry for a few minutes10-15. (I understand this works much better
using monokote. In fact people claim this is all they do when using
monokote and it sufficiently activates the glue and bonds the trim down. It
doesn't seem to be the case when using Ultracote. My pieces would start to
curl up if left to dry fully.) So after a squeegee and short wait I would
go over the trim piece with my iron set to a very low temp. (This is the
benefit of Ultracote. The glue seems to activate at a much lower temp.)
This seems to be the key to minimizing the bubbles. I think my iron was at
around 120-130 degrees, but if you hold the iron on a spot of trim for 5-8
seconds and it causes bubbles then your iron is too hot. You need it to
keep a lower temp to just activate the glue but not cause bubbling. I
seemed to do great on flat surfaces such as the fuselage sides and even the
wing tops over the rib bays. I did have some bubbling near the wing tips
for instance since I needed some more heat to shrink the trim to conform to
the tip. There's a few bubbles there, but from a few feet away it still
looks great.

Well I hope this helps, but I'm sure there are others on this group who have
more experience with these coverings who can give you some help.

-Fitz.
"mireuste" <mireuste@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:3ed30e1a$1@news.vodafone.es...
> I really enjoyed the step by step pics. If you are so kind I would like to
> make a question, How did you put you black trim over wings and fuse?
> Thanks and congratulations
> "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> escribió en el mensaje
> news:sgyAa.40786$pA2.26533@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Well I've got a GMS .76 ringed in it currently. I'm not really heavy

into
> > aerobatics and would be happy if this engine would just pull it around

the
> > field. Maybe a loop and a roll or two and I'm happy. I'll post after

the
> > first flight.
> >
> > Later.
> >
> >
> > "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:0NrAa.3854$u91.181032@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > > Very impressive!
> > > Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a

doubt.
> > > What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you

gonna
> > just
> > > admire it for a while first? I would!
> > > --
> > > Dan
> > > KE6ERB
> > > AMA605992
> > > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > Hi All,
> > > >
> > > > I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a

year
> > now
> > > > and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty

> > happy
> > > > with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I

guess
> > it
> > > > would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good

as
> it
> > > > looks.
> > > > If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is

> made
> > to
> > > > resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments

> welcome.
> > > >
> > > > http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
> > > >
> > > > -Fitz.
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



Old May 28, 2003, 04:01 AM
mireuste
Guest
n/a Posts
Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Thanks again.


"Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> escribió en el mensaje
news:cXVAa.32480$e11.23646@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Hi,
>
> Glad you liked the site. I'm by no means an authority on film

coverings.
> It really is the part I dread the most when it comes to building. The
> Skybolt is only my 3rd kit and covering job. I've used both Monokote and
> Ultracote and have found that the Ultracote is much more forgiving. My
> Skybolt is entirely Ultracote. (Bright Yellow, Black, and their 1"
> Black/Yellow checkered.) My method for putting on the black trim is far
> from flawless. It looks pretty good, but does contain some bubbling and
> wrinkles. I started by misting some Windex cleaner on the spot to be
> trimmed, so I can basically slide the trim piece into position. Then I
> squeegee as much of the Windex out from under the trim piece as I can and
> let it dry for a few minutes10-15. (I understand this works much better
> using monokote. In fact people claim this is all they do when using
> monokote and it sufficiently activates the glue and bonds the trim down.

It
> doesn't seem to be the case when using Ultracote. My pieces would start

to
> curl up if left to dry fully.) So after a squeegee and short wait I would
> go over the trim piece with my iron set to a very low temp. (This is the
> benefit of Ultracote. The glue seems to activate at a much lower temp.)
> This seems to be the key to minimizing the bubbles. I think my iron was

at
> around 120-130 degrees, but if you hold the iron on a spot of trim for 5-8
> seconds and it causes bubbles then your iron is too hot. You need it to
> keep a lower temp to just activate the glue but not cause bubbling. I
> seemed to do great on flat surfaces such as the fuselage sides and even

the
> wing tops over the rib bays. I did have some bubbling near the wing tips
> for instance since I needed some more heat to shrink the trim to conform

to
> the tip. There's a few bubbles there, but from a few feet away it still
> looks great.
>
> Well I hope this helps, but I'm sure there are others on this group who

have
> more experience with these coverings who can give you some help.
>
> -Fitz.
> "mireuste" <mireuste@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:3ed30e1a$1@news.vodafone.es...
> > I really enjoyed the step by step pics. If you are so kind I would like

to
> > make a question, How did you put you black trim over wings and fuse?
> > Thanks and congratulations
> > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> escribió en el mensaje
> > news:sgyAa.40786$pA2.26533@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Well I've got a GMS .76 ringed in it currently. I'm not really heavy

> into
> > > aerobatics and would be happy if this engine would just pull it around

> the
> > > field. Maybe a loop and a roll or two and I'm happy. I'll post after

> the
> > > first flight.
> > >
> > > Later.
> > >
> > >
> > > "Fubar of The HillPeople" <Fubar1@SPAMsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:0NrAa.3854$u91.181032@twister.socal.rr.com...
> > > > Very impressive!
> > > > Much prettier than anything Ive been able to do to date without a

> doubt.
> > > > What engine did you use? Gonna give us a flight report or are you

> gonna
> > > just
> > > > admire it for a while first? I would!
> > > > --
> > > > Dan
> > > > KE6ERB
> > > > AMA605992
> > > > I've heard the screams of the vegetables...
> > > > http://fubar1.freeservers.com
> > > > "Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > > > Hi All,
> > > > >
> > > > > I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a

> year
> > > now
> > > > > and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am

pretty
> > > happy
> > > > > with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I

> guess
> > > it
> > > > > would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good

> as
> > it
> > > > > looks.
> > > > > If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is

> > made
> > > to
> > > > > resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments

> > welcome.
> > > > >
> > > > > http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
> > > > >
> > > > > -Fitz.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



Old Jun 03, 2003, 04:01 AM
3Don_this
Guest
n/a Posts
Re: GP Super Skybolt is finally DONE.

Very nice Fitz- I think it looks better than the one on the box in those
colors it looks a little beefier- And that's a heck of a lot of pictures
on your website... nice job on that too.
I'm sure if I look, I can see it, but what engine do you have on there?
I have one of these kits I need to build some day, and I was gonna put an OS
120 twin on it- maybe a little heavy, but it makes up for it in coolness ;-)
Congrats- Paul



"Fitz" <mcfitz@killspam.maine.rr.com> wrote in message
news:ktgAa.33687$pA2.6849@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Hi All,
>
> I've been working on a Great Planes Super Skybolt for over a year now
> and have just finished it up. It was only my 3rd kit, but am pretty happy
> with how it turned out. It is just such a great looking plane I guess it
> would be hard to make a ugly one! I only hope it will fly as good as it
> looks.
> If anyone cares to see the progress of how a box of sticks is made to
> resemble a plane then feel free to check my website. Comments welcome.
>
> http://home.maine.rr.com/wydah/index.html
>
> -Fitz.
>
>



 


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