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Old Sep 04, 2012, 05:56 AM
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Looks beautiful, great workmanship!

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Old Sep 04, 2012, 10:40 PM
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From what I remember of using it on Guillow kits, silkspan tends to shrink much like heavyweight tissue -quite aggressively compared to something like Litespan. Maybe I'd better replace the balsa longerons with bass or spruce. Or add a couple more uprights/cross braces.

The metal panels are looking really good. The louvres were always going to be an awkward job, depending on how soft the aluminium/litho plate is.

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With a different covering it might not have been an issue since it didn't start wrinkling until the third coat of dope. I was counting on it shrinking some but I've only used lightweight silkspan in the past. That stuff only takes about three coats to seal but this standard weight stuff takes eight. Getting the tissue wet and letting it dry that many times may be taking it's toll on the weaker areas. I noticed Darrin using Coverlite on his latest DR.I build, which I believe is the same as Litespan, and it looks really good so I'll have to give that a try.

Thanks for the props on the metal panels. That was another step like fabricating the skids. When you haven't done something before, coming up with the method takes longer than actually doing it. Now I've acquired another tool in my technique box. This model is providing a lot of opportunities for that.

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Old Dec 11, 2014, 10:14 PM
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Where did you get the plans I would love to build this model. It looks simple and Butiful
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 05:42 AM
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There is only one place to get these plans, from me. It is a relatively simple build, but remember that there are no instructions so you need some building experience. It shouldn't be difficult to fly, but is by no means a trainer. How much building and flying have you done?

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Old Dec 12, 2014, 04:33 PM
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Not much building but a good amount of flying. Would have the plans handy for when I have enough experience
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 04:33 PM
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Lots of low wing experience
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 04:35 PM
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I found this plane In a book full of airplanes I have
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 07:22 PM
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you should build kits and sell them
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 07:35 PM
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you should build kits and sell them
http://manzanolaser.com/html/peter_rake.html

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