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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:55 AM
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Covering III (Fuse)

Good day,

We getting lots of cold weather and snow up here.
So my new roll of smoked purple came in and like wallpaper batch numbers, I suspected the first roll purchase with the kit was much older than the new roll; so instead of a two-tone plane I’ll end up with three, LOL!
Catching-on to best utilize a roll of covering, and minimize waste. I finished-up the fuse sides with the new roll. My Tower’s order arrived and got some new tools; the woodpecker and Ohio cover tuger. I used the woodpecker on the tank-top-sheet and turtle deck, gave them another fine sanding, vacuum and tack-clothed.
After covering the tank-top-sheet, I made a film cut-out template for the turtle deck to facilitate the covering process. I added some dark blue Pin-stripping (1/16th) were the colors met along the fuse sides and the turtle deck.
I tried on the hatch and looks like a good fit. I’m having a tough time getting canopy glue (R/C-56); restricted shipping from the US and language labeling a problem for LHS.

Michael
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:01 AM
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Lookin real good. I love sig kits.
That cover tugger looks pretty handy. I bet it would work really well for stretching wingtip curves. I might try to make one out of some needle nose vice grips,and epoxy some bass wood strips on the tips
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Ohio Cover Tuger

Thanks Fred,

I'll be using it for that same reason and will let you know how well it works. The tips are covered with a rubberized compound making a good grip on the film without any scratches or tears.
I'm hoping to get a wider grip of the film, and keeping fingers at a better distance from the heat.
Can't see why you can't make up something similar, go for it!

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Covering IV (Wing)

Good Evening,

With the new roll of smoked purple it was time to finish-off the right wing. I started with BTM L/E and added some pin-striping along the outer edges. Next was the top of the wing and as the SIG instructions recommended making film templates from the plans giving, symmetry to both wings; so that’s what I did, cutting-out two sets of patterns.
Important to remember to flip the templates when making cut-outs for the left and right wings!
I ironed-on the white film first and then the purple at the L/E; angling it along the side of the wing that will meet-up with the fuse. I got to use the “Cover Tuger” for the wing tips; great little tool, as you can see from the photo, no gloves! As for the outer wing tip with the purple at the L/E, I masked the butt-joint that I ironed so that the heat-gun would not shrink it.
To finish it off, I added 1/8th dark blue pin-striping where the colors met. Next was temporarily taping the aileron to the wing to continue the color scheme.

I’ll have to start the left wing covering, but with the exception of the checker-boarding, all the other film has been pre-cut, sweet.

Thanks for looking…

Michael
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 06:52 PM
Make UAVs, not drones! ;-)
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I truly have a case of "Extra" envy!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 07:51 PM
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Very pretty. The pinstripe adds a lot.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Somethin about that phase makes me laugh, jazzboy!
How-you-doin, did you get started on yours?

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:27 PM
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Thanks loNslo, simple detail really adds a little pizazz. I‘ve been following your thread on the cub, a true craftsman. I’ve leveled my work table, added extra lighting and no more 2X4s and cans for the next build, got to keep everything straight and true. I leaning from the best...

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:17 PM
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! UNREAL!!!!! I hope to cover this good some dayI don't have any other words to describe your plane .AUSOME,UNBELIEVEABLE!!!.I wish you all the happyness.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Somethin about that phase makes me laugh, jazzboy!
How-you-doin, did you get started on yours?

Michael
Not yet. Have been in Hexacopter world too much. Got this started:

www.bigskycam.com

Cheers,
Andy

P.S. It's always best to laugh!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:33 AM
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Good job on the SSE

Oops! Edit,... Oh sorry Tower Hobbies, Ohio Cover Tuger,... I just missed reading that part, Duh!, sorry.

Fred
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Cover Tuger

Hey Fred,

The manufacturer is “Ohio Superstar Products”, here’s their link:

http://ohio-superstar.com/

I ordered mine from “Tower Hobbies”

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXBN36&P=8

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:38 AM
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Hi stefanP,

Thanks for the kind words, wait till you see who I’m putting in the pilot seat, she real pretty!

Michael
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 06:03 AM
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Hey Fred,

The manufacturer is “Ohio Superstar Products”, here’s their link:

http://ohio-superstar.com/

I ordered mine from “Tower Hobbies”

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXBN36&P=8

Michael
Thanks for the links
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 09:40 PM
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Fuse Cover Openings

Good evening,

I cut-out the openings for the wing’s tube, servo ports and wing bolts. As for the small round holes beneath the covering film, as per the instructions, using a screwdriver with a butane torch; just heat the tip and push it thru the hole giving it a good seal. I did the same for the tail support rod holes.

Thanks for looking...

Michael
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