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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:31 AM
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The thinned dope won't affect the glue providing it is fully dry and cured.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:17 AM
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My 1945 Wanderer



+ info in my blog : http://eduardoyamin.blogspot.com.ar/...=1343666887293
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:00 AM
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Nice !
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Here is my almost completed cub. I'm going to put a coat of thinned dope on the tissue. My only worry is that the covering will pull off since I attached it with a glue stick. Anyone have ant advice?
No worries on the dope pulling it off, I use gluestick & dope at times. You can get a better gluestick bond by rubbing the tissue over the gluestick with a finger wetted with rubbing alchohol and / or by using a trim iron on low to set the gluestick.

Only problem you may encounter with your model is tail warps. It's better to dope before assembly and pin the tail down for a few days after doping.

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Very nice in fact, and the build on the blog really made it.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:04 PM
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The Mustang...a Guillow's 17 1/4" model originally intended for the "G" Challenge.

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Glad to see you're still around, Kevin.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:45 PM
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Yeah, still here. My first several years in free flight were like a frenzy of building. I give my "failures" to neighbors. They like to have them to display. I'm keeping only my favorite. I've slowed down some as my efforts are getting more detailed and more difficult to build and I'm working again. I didn't get to fly last season once except for a couple of ornithopters. I've got to do something about that this next season. Last night I was looking at the EZB thread and got depressed because I have a Cezar Banks LPP built complete with a 12" balsa prop and condenser paper ready to fly and it has been for a long time. I have it stored away in a box in a closet. I don't have a car so I have to rely on someone for a lift, darn it. There is a large arena in town if I can get inside when nothing is scheduled. And there is a perfectly good gym on the university campus but they keep the doors locked. The field across the street is locked up most of the time. I don't understand why things have changed so much. It used to be all of these were always open for anyone to wander in.

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 09:50 PM
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Thanks for the input. I guess I should have known about pinning down the rudder and stab. I'm getting back into flying again after a few years and seem to have forgotten what little I once did know.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Are you sure you need to dope the airplane at all? I suspect your markings may not be so happy with thinned dope- you might make a terrible mess. A lot of us fly airplanes with no dope at all- especially indoors, but often we venture outdoors with these ships as well.

If you're in a very humid region- you might find spray Krylon to be a better bet- but I have no first hand experience...

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:24 PM
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Sam,

I suppose I could leave it off. I just had it next to another previous build that was doped, it just seemed much more durable so I considered doping this plane also. It will be an outside flyer since I don't have an indoor site. I think I'll try it out like is for now. I have the rubber for the motor ordered but due to weather I won't be able to fly it for a while....rain.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:47 AM
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That Wanderer is just gorgeous!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Love that Wanderer. It takes me right back to 1946.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Here is my almost completed cub. I'm going to put a coat of thinned dope on the tissue. My only worry is that the covering will pull off since I attached it with a glue stick. Anyone have any advice?
The only advice I would possibly offer is to at least dope the fuselage, tight tissue adds considerable strength to an airframe, believe it or not, to not dope the fuselage could be to invite a structural failure under the tension of a wound motor. Lovely looking model by the way.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 03:31 PM
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Phantom Flash ROG

Here is the Phantom Flash I just completed. It's a laser cut kit from peck polymers. The tissue has a few wrinkles but other than that it turned out okay. I've had the kit for a year or two and the rubber was not very good. I ordered a 1/4 lb of 1/8" rubber for the cub I just built and it's much better. I dont have anywhere indoors to fly so will have to wait for the weather to improve before I can get them both in the air.

This kit said not to shrink the tissue. I was going to pre-shrink it before installing it but decided to just install it per the instructions.

Now I'm trying to decide what to build next.

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