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Old Jun 14, 2010, 07:41 PM
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SSX wing tips

Hello, I am having a heck of a time covering the wing tips on my SSX. I know there may be a link or tip on how to do it the right way. The wing is covered in monocote and when I went to stretch it out all went bad. As suggested, I went to the LHS to get some ultracote but they were out of the color I needed. I'm going to try and use monocote and a heat gun. Thanks in advance.
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Old Jul 04, 2010, 01:12 PM
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Hello, I am having a heck of a time covering the wing tips on my SSX. I know there may be a link or tip on how to do it the right way. The wing is covered in monocote and when I went to stretch it out all went bad. As suggested, I went to the LHS to get some ultracote but they were out of the color I needed. I'm going to try and use monocote and a heat gun. Thanks in advance.
Cut a piece with plenty of extra to cover the wing tip. attache it to the end rib and allow it to cool. lay the wing on a table with the wing tip hanging over the edge of the table and weigh it down by placing some books across the spar and trailing edge. Use a heat gun to stretch the covering. Start at the leading edge and work your way to the trailing edge. allow the covering to cool before releasing and moving down the tip.

Sorry I took so long to answer your post, it was not in the SSX build thread so I did not notice it rite away.

James
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 05:41 PM
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Thanks for the tip. It ain't pretty, but I managed to get the tips covered. I used a combo of heat gun and iron. Some wrinkles just will not come out and the monokote will only take so much heat before it melts.
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the tip. It ain't pretty, but I managed to get the tips covered. I used a combo of heat gun and iron. Some wrinkles just will not come out and the monokote will only take so much heat before it melts.
Looks like it will fly!

Good luck,

James
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 05:59 PM
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Thanks James. I built this one as a trainer, but I also have one of the ARF SSX that I am afraid I'll crash. First aileron plane in a long time.
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