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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Sig Kobra - Turtle deck & canopy

I picked up a Magnum 25 for a Sig Kobra kit. I built a Kougar 30+ years ago and painted it with K&B epoxy paint. What's everyone doing to paint or cover the ABS turtle deck and canopy?

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:00 PM
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I have a kobra and while it's 95% covered in monokote, the turtledeck is painted. Absolutely incredible airplane, mine has an OS 32 w/pipe and retracts. Clocked at 130 mph.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Thanks, what type of paint did you use on the turtle deck?

Jim

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I have a kobra and while it's 95% covered in monokote, the turtledeck is painted. Absolutely incredible airplane, mine has an OS 32 w/pipe and retracts. Clocked at 130 mph.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:30 PM
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I wrapped my turtledeck with 1/32 balsa and then monokoted it and it was stronger than just the plastic alone and very little weight penalty

We called my Kobra the "snap roll special" because it would snap on take off and cartwheel acrossed the field repeatadly until I decreased the elevator throw. I flew that plane several years then sold it at a swap shop.

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:36 PM
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That's a new idea, and it solves the paint issue. Thanks Roger.

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