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Old Mar 19, 2012, 07:00 AM
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A bit like my F15 then duffed a landing yesterday , not impressed the week before it got attacked by a dog
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Nice looking jet peter24,,, How much you got left to do?
i just need to seal the paint, then im good to go, how is your build coming on?
Jetsett am i correct in thinking the cg should be 7.32" on my 36" span jet, oh if i havent said all ready, thanks for the plans. awesome designs as usual.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 04:54 PM
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mines coming on ok a bit slow due to my f15 that i repaired and painted then crashed on landing just need to order escs fit nacelles,shape the rear and paint im just making motor mounts to finish the servo fitting
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 05:35 PM
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Peter your model looks lovely. I don't know if you've sealed the paint yet or not but if you take floor wax in a spray bottle and mist it from a distance of say 2 feet then use a hair dryer to dry it then mist again until you feel comfortable you have complete coverage this will keep any paint from running and will seal it all in. also make the model completely wipe-able.

I had a torque roll issue with mine about a month ago. Of all my models I've only had 2 or 3 real issue and all were my own fault. This is a fantastic model to build and fly. Now it's back to putty filler, sanding then painting to get her back to new again. But she is worth it.
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 01:00 AM
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Peter your model looks lovely. I don't know if you've sealed the paint yet or not but if you take floor wax in a spray bottle and mist it from a distance of say 2 feet then use a hair dryer to dry it then mist again until you feel comfortable you have complete coverage this will keep any paint from running and will seal it all in. also make the model completely wipe-able.

I had a torque roll issue with mine about a month ago. Of all my models I've only had 2 or 3 real issue and all were my own fault. This is a fantastic model to build and fly. Now it's back to putty filler, sanding then painting to get her back to new again. But she is worth it.
Thanks Shane, do you mean put varnish in an atomiser type spray bottle, or a proper spray gun, i have an atomiser bottle, although they do have spray guns at work, sounds like an excellent idea.
All steves models are awesome, i have built several now, they all fly great. you cant beat a bit of sanding..
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 04:35 AM
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exactly just a regular spray bottle with floor wax in it and then a few coats from a distance until she is covered. I use to do this all the time on the street. Ya us punks wanting to vandalize but weren't old enough to buy spray cans so we took tempura ( water based) paint and mixed it in with floor wax and sprayed our tag templates all round the town. They stayed for months! Walk on em all you like it's floor wax. Rain, snow, hail give her nails it's tough as.

A bit of sanding is right I did a bit of sanding on his tomcat then a bit more on his SU-37 now I plan on a bit more on the F-5 then when I'm done that I'll probably do some more sanding in my sleep. Hahaha

Good luck
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 04:32 PM
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She is still down for "repairs".
Breaks the heart. Your Yellow 13 scheme always impresses. After a couple of hard landings I finally had to glass the nacelles on my edf powered 34" wingspan Su-37. At nearly 60oz the bottom of the plane was taking a beating from the all the wear-and-tear of belly landing. Fiber glassing the nacelles really strengthened them and added very little weight. Had a lot of flights on her and she's still going strong.

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Old Mar 21, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Description: so here we are then my motor mounts, not bad for my first go heres some pics of how i made them
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Vic that looks real good how did you do the panel lines
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 12:25 PM
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I took a technique from t3chDad and used Chartpak tape 1/16", 1/32", and 1/64" sizes.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Vic how long did it take, and also can you post pic of tape or a link to get it

Thanks cliff
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Cliff, you can go to this link for a picture:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...66686&page=138
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I bought mine on Amazon.com

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Old Mar 22, 2012, 01:05 PM
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As far as how long it took...well you're going to have to make sure your seal the foam to create a smooth surface for the tape to adhere to. I used a water based acrylic clear coat mixed with talc (50/50). Sanded it down and repeat. Applying the tape did not take that long but it is a labor of love. Overall, applying the panel lines took several nights of work. Also, if it does not stick properly you're going to need to re-apply it, a coat of the clear coat (no talc) over the tape will help it stay down.

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Old Mar 22, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Many different ways to do panel lines, this is one, another is use a soft lead pencil and a straight edge. for the weathering, rub the line some,, do a little practice on scrap, you'll be surprised how easy it is.. Also they can be done with an airbrush, light and easy does it... good luck. w.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Cheers vic,,
Cheers waltjg

Going to give this a go on a scrap piece if I can do it with out it looking crap then panel lines it is
Thanks cliff
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