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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:03 PM
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aluminum .020" side panels cut easily with some old scissors. 80 grit made quick work of the lower cowl shaping.

the build article suggests I dope on some tissue paper to seal the balsa cowl. any tips or suggestions would be appreciated. i bought some aerogloss clear, which i believe is the correct stuff.

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Nice work, TC !

The nose area looks like it will be interesting to get covered. As I said in my PM, I would use fiberglass cloth to seal it up. In the PM I suggested using dope, but maybe epoxy finishing resin would be a better choice.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Nice Job

Texas, This is Dylon. Very nice build. It's moving along nicely. Have you started the wing at all? I'll book mark this follow the build. Good Job.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Nice work, TC !

The nose area looks like it will be interesting to get covered. As I said in my PM, I would use fiberglass cloth to seal it up. In the PM I suggested using dope, but maybe epoxy finishing resin would be a better choice.
Yeah, the nose itself has been a lengthly task.

Can you point me towards a particular brand so I'm looking for the correct stuff?

edit: it looks like Z-Poxy might be what you are talking about. that sounds stronger than doped tissue. I've heard these like to nose-over.

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Texas, This is Dylon. Very nice build. It's moving along nicely. Have you started the wing at all? I'll book mark this follow the build. Good Job.
No wing action just yet. I'll start it after I square away my three servos and tail linkages.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 06:21 PM
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z-poxy is what I use. For a smaller area, like this, 30 minute epoxy, thiinnned with denatured alcohol, would work. It may be a little harder to sand, though.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Zpoxy, fiberglass cloth, 4 cans of paint, two glow plugs, and $85 later I'm set for covering the fuselage and sealing the engine compartment. Yikes!
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Here is a whimsical color scheme I cooked up...in the event I chicken out of lozenge camo wings:
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Here's an unusual scheme, although it is scale, for a DVIII.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Here's an unusual scheme, although it is scale, for a DVIII.
Hmmm, if I only build a top wing with my fuselage...would it be a D-7.5?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 07:01 AM
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Dvii.v ?
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Fuselage To-Do list:

Cut/Glue Louvers for side panels, cut hole for exhaust
Add grill inset to the cowl air inlet
Hinge tail feathers + make control arms
Mount Servos and pushrods
Cut hole in cockpit for switch, paint cockpit deck black
Build landing gear mini wing cover in lozenge later
Build Machine guns + paint
Seal dummy engine, guns, pilot with dull clear lustrecoat
Paint wheels yellow
Add basswood to the wire struts, sand profile, cover. Seal the wood near exhaust.
Cover fuselage, fiberglass nose area, prime nose area, paint the lot yellow
Seal internal engine/fuel tank area
Add cross to the rudder/fin.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 11:46 PM
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Like the colors

Texas, I like to see you put an original color scheme to the plane. The one you drew would be very personal. I like it
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Nice work ! I especially like the louvers.

What weight glass cloth did you purchase ?
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Nice work ! I especially like the louvers.

What weight glass cloth did you purchase ?
Thx, 3/4 oz was the lightest avail.
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