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Old Jun 05, 2004, 12:11 AM
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HELP! I have messed up a model...

I have a simprop liftoff, that I don't feel like finishing.

I did a few things to it...

I sealed it with poly crylic and primed and painted it. The paint job stinks and I want to remove it and redo it. How can I remove the paint and redo the priming paint job. Its a gloss finish....

Potentially more serious I have cut flaps into the wing, and one is slightly bigger than the other at the root section. Other wise they are identical. How can I fix this?

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Old Jun 05, 2004, 11:21 PM
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help... please...
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Old Jun 06, 2004, 01:33 AM
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Sandpaper?

But seriously... Ok, what kind of paint is it?

On the flap, it's bigger at the root section meaning it's wider (a larger percentage of the chord)?
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Old Jun 06, 2004, 10:05 AM
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I was thinking sandpaper, but the last time I sanded this paint, it was really gummy, even wet sanding. Its rustoleum high performance spray paint. Good stuff it I was patient and let it dry a day before trying to paint the other side.

As far as the bigger flap (I KNEW I should have used templates!!!) yes, its larger at root chord wise. It's about 4mm larger or rather the other one is 4mm smaller. I actually thought about doing a rough sanding of the wing and then recutting the ailerons and flaps. The side bar is I just got it ready for flying.
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Old Jun 06, 2004, 11:34 AM
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You can try denatured alcohol or paint thinner (mineral spirits). Those _should_ be safe on the foam core, should they migrate that far.

You could just fly it the way it is and see how bad the roll/yaw reaction is to the differential flap. You could try dropping the bigger one slightly less than the smaller.

This is a foam core wing, correct? You can still re-do the flap. Won't be easy, but it's possible.
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Old Jun 06, 2004, 12:33 PM
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As crazy as it may seem I am going to box this puppy and chalk it up to experience. I am loosing the will to continue with this model. Its a shame because, I have never flown it. I think the best course is to box it, and fly it later....

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