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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:59 PM
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wolfv,

Well, before you move come flying with us up in Santa Fe at La Bajada. Wind shoud start to blow again anyday now.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I miss Zion

I sure do miss flying with you guys. Cody, good to hear you've moved closer to Zion. Montana has been okay for sloping, just hard to find as good of a spot as Zion. In the meantime, I've been flying some full scale out of Driggs, ID (over the Tetons) and out of Minden, NV (east of Lake Tahoe). I thought I'd share some pics.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 08:50 AM
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I posted this a while back and didn't hear anything. But it was the last post on the page so maybe no one saw it. Anyway, if you have any ideas to share about fuse covering, I'm all ears.

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Hey all, I'm about to put ultracote on the fuse of my Eaton Air Element, but I don't know how to do this. Should I try to use one big piece and wrap it around? Or maybe long strips from the tail to the nose about 1 inch wide? How do you do this?

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:11 AM
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I did one piece of covering on each side.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 09:15 AM
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It will be much easier with Solartex and you should be able to do it with two pieces, one on the bottom wrapped as much as possible then one on the top.
Ultracoat will work too but I dont recommend it especially if you haven't done a few.

Tack down one edge first. As you pull the Solartex around a curve, you can see where the wrinkles will be.
Lift the Solartex off of the foam and heat it. Now, stretch it around the curve as you pull/stretch outwards.
Basically, heating the Solartex before you tack it down is the key. At first, you will feel like you need 3 hands.
After a while you’ll be holding the part down with your elbow, stretching the covering with one hand and heating with the other.

Jeff
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Slope P I am from ABQ and love to see someone down in NM slopin. I used to fly at the Damm down the street from the golf courses in Bernalillo but never knew people flew la Bajada hill. When is the best time to fly down there in Santa Fe/ABQ area?

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 03:16 PM
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This is the part that's confusing me. The lip that the front of the wing fits under. I was thinking I'd have to use one piece in front of that lip and another piece, or multiple pieces behind it. Does that sound right? Even if I did a piece for each side, I don't see how a side piece could wrap up over that lip and also fit below it. But maybe this stuff shrinks more than I think. I already bought the ultracote so I don't want to buy solartex as well.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Miguel,

Spring time typically is the best but fall is pretty good.

Get in touch with me if you ever decide to head down.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:13 PM
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LP I will get in touch with you. I usually come down in late fall. Thanks for the info..

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 09:28 PM
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This is the part that's confusing me. The lip that the front of the wing fits under. I was thinking I'd have to use one piece in front of that lip and another piece, or multiple pieces behind it.
You just have to "wing it"
With practice you will get better. The more you experiment and the more advanced your wrapping skillz get! Just go for it! If it does not look good enough, heat it up, remove it and start over. Most of all... HAVE FUN!
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 01:28 PM
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BMS is looking good for Zion. Forecast for the next few hours, even better.
Headed up in a few. Longboard racing on the upper part of Lookout so hopefully
it won't be too nutty.

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Flew my Moth alone for 2 hours in great lift before anyone else showed up, and another hour
after that before it finally petered out.

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Thanks, that what I ended up doing (winging it ). I used three different pieces on the fuse, plus a fourth small piece to go directly over the nose. I think I really need to see someone else do this. I'm sure there are a ton of tricks that would make sense if I saw someone do it, but that couldn't really be explained in a post. Anyway, it's covered and doesn't look too bad!

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You just have to "wing it"
With practice you will get better. The more you experiment and the more advanced your wrapping skillz get! Just go for it! If it does not look good enough, heat it up, remove it and start over. Most of all... HAVE FUN!
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 10:29 PM
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I'll bet it looks good!
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 09:45 PM
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Has anyone looked at the Jones Pass forecast for wednesday? I'm thinking about going up.
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