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Old Jan 09, 2011, 01:14 PM
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Ming,

Did you have to prepare the foam in any way prior to using the Tamiya paints?

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Old Jan 09, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Ben I found it at the LHS but here is A link in the U.S

http://www.tamiyausa.com/paints/
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 01:19 PM
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Swarick, when I asked Ming if you have to prep or sand the plane he said no just paint it. Use Tamiya TS as he used it on his other plane. But make sure you test a piece because from what I hear every color reacts different?
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Ming,

What kind of control throws did you fly your prototypes with?

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Old Jan 09, 2011, 01:23 PM
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I have been considering covering my 737 with liquid sheeting from Wowplanes.com

Should give it a solid surface ideal for painting and to avoid dents and scratches

Any thoughts guys?

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Old Jan 09, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Does it work on EPO.....guess you will find out :-)
Please try to weigh the parts before and after.

Got yours from lindinger yet ?
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 02:33 PM
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I have been considering covering my 737 with liquid sheeting from Wowplanes.com

Should give it a solid surface ideal for painting and to avoid dents and scratches

Any thoughts guys?

Ben_E
The only one I've ever seen have decent results with that is the owner of Wowplanes himself. It is very sensitive to humidity and temperature at the time of application.

Don't forget you can use low-temp covering like Econokote. Also, many have had good success using sign vinyl. This is available in many more colors than Econokote but it does not shrink. You actually have to stretch it.

The 737 shoud be fairly easy to cover....
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 02:39 PM
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The only one I've ever seen have decent results with that is the owner of Wowplanes himself. It is very sensitive to humidity and temperature at the time of application.

Don't forget you can use low-temp covering like Econokote. Also, many have had good success using sign vinyl. This is available in many more colors than Econokote but it does not shrink. You actually have to stretch it.

The 737 shoud be fairly easy to cover....
OK! I have another project that I will test it on to get the hang of it. My Windrider A380 is covered with brown paper and white glue, lots of work. I think I'll stick to spraypaint. Sign vinyl is rather heavy, so I only use it for decals.

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Old Jan 09, 2011, 03:16 PM
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Got yours from lindinger yet ?
I haven't. Waiting anxiously......
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 04:14 PM
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one of the best way's to cover is WBPU and tissue
it can be applyed quickly and gives excelent results add very little weight
but yet is strong enough to avoid dent and dinks
fiberglass is better, but for foam I belive this is better because if
you damage fiberglass it much harder to fix then this,

with the tissue it sits down on the foam so you don't loos detail
and on foam (epo and alike ) the paint stick's so you can do
masking for more colors

very easy to do add almost no weight:

ployglass.wmv (3 min 2 sec)
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 08:00 PM
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one of the best way's to cover is WBPU and tissue
it can be applyed quickly and gives excelent results add very little weight
but yet is strong enough to avoid dent and dinks
fiberglass is better, but for foam I belive this is better because if
you damage fiberglass it much harder to fix then this,

with the tissue it sits down on the foam so you don't loos detail
and on foam (epo and alike ) the paint stick's so you can do
masking for more colors

very easy to do add almost no weight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPBrpKrk7Oo
THANKS FOR SHARING...
Great tutorial for those who's never done one.
I wonder if you'd be able to paste a link of those 3 materials basic materials you used to keep us started.
Just want to make sure that I don't pick-up the wrong one, trying your technique.
Thanks again
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 08:12 PM
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Sergey could you kindly tell me where you got your COOL navigation lights.
I made them myself. It was fun project!

The lights controller is based on PIC microcontroller with four transistors to handle five 1W LEDs (two red and three white 200 ma each) and fourteen 10,000 mcd regular LEDs, (20ma each). Three input channels from Rx (Throttle, Gear, Flaps) and three output channels to LEDs.

Here is the details with pictures: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post16580835

I am planning to make similar board for 737. Only instead of cool white LEDs use warm white for landing lights. They look more realistic. Cool white is too blue for lights but fine for strobes.
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 08:28 PM
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I used Miniwax polycrylic- you can buy this at almost any hardware
paint store.

I use Sig Silk span
which come' in 3 grades

sigst001 light
sigstoo2 meduim
sigst003 heavy
these can be purchased from sig or tower hobby

the last the val-spar can be purchased at craft ,paint- home depot

but remember you can also use elmers mixed 50/50 with water instead
of polycrylic
some and I also use craft store paper-

and the clear coat you can use many diffrent brand's of waterbased
acrylic one of my favorites is Future floor wax
so you don't need to spend alot to get good results
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 12:50 AM
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Spyro37

I used Miniwax polycrylic- you can buy this at almost any hardware
paint store.

I use Sig Silk span
which come' in 3 grades

sigst001 light
sigstoo2 meduim
sigst003 heavy
these can be purchased from sig or tower hobby

the last the val-spar can be purchased at craft ,paint- home depot

but remember you can also use elmers mixed 50/50 with water instead
of polycrylic
some and I also use craft store paper-

and the clear coat you can use many diffrent brand's of waterbased
acrylic one of my favorites is Future floor wax
so you don't need to spend alot to get good results
Great, I will bookmark this too, and try "glassing" a couple of my planes.
Thanks,
Spyro
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Old Jan 10, 2011, 04:48 AM
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I made them myself. It was fun project!

The lights controller is based on PIC microcontroller with four transistors to handle five 1W LEDs (two red and three white 200 ma each) and fourteen 10,000 mcd regular LEDs, (20ma each). Three input channels from Rx (Throttle, Gear, Flaps) and three output channels to LEDs.

Here is the details with pictures: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...8#post16580835

I am planning to make similar board for 737. Only instead of cool white LEDs use warm white for landing lights. They look more realistic. Cool white is too blue for lights but fine for strobes.
Wow, that work of yours must be something related to what you do for a leaving. That was a THUMBS-UP!
Now, I don't have any access on programing ICs or transistors to implement codes on PIC microcontroller project module.
I had one until it started smoking on my science project I was working on
Just kidding.
Those Foil wrap was a great idea too...
I wonder if you'd be willing to sell me a couple of PIC modules, or do I have to go back in my science room?
-Spyro
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