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Old Sep 15, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Yeah, the vid is what made me wonder how your PU coat on the bottom looked so nice
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Mine is usually smoother , my humidty is less and I babaysit it for a few hrs.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:07 PM
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You have to watch it for a while to stop it from bubbling like Chris said. There is high humidity where I am and it will bubble up 30 - 45 min after smoothing it out.

Just sand it down. I used my orbital sander. It will look good.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 09:10 PM
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RLC,
I'd say your time and care in designing and painting your wing has paid off VERY well.
Love the theme.

...you Rebel scum...

Thanks!! It looks even better now that the laminate it down. Getting closer.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 06:03 AM
Why the dirt on the wings?
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Seriously...is this how a PU skim coat supposed to look? In CK's video it doesn't look all bubbly when he does the front bottom. I have a piece of plastic than I smooth push it down as it dries, but it never turns out very smooth. What's up? What am I missing - or is it really a lot of elbow grease after?
Did you use a hairdryer or heat gun to help it harden ?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 01:51 PM
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I did...that bad or good?
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Did you use a hairdryer or heat gun to help it harden ?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 02:27 PM
Why the dirt on the wings?
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Thats good as it will shorten the time that the GG bubbles, and harden it quicker.
It MUST be real humid where you are
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 04:52 PM
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It's Vermont - so not bad , maybe I'm just laying it down too thick

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Thats good as it will shorten the time that the GG bubbles, and harden it quicker.
It MUST be real humid where you are
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 04:58 PM
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It goes on and you remove all you can, I will even blott it with a towel to remove all I can.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the advice, when I flip her over I'll try putting the "skim" into skim coat and see if it turns into less sanding work :-)

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It goes on and you remove all you can, I will even blott it with a towel to remove all I can.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:43 PM
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I'm probably thinking about this too much, but what distance should the prop be offset from the back of the wing?
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 06:48 PM
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The closer it is the faster it sounds,lol
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 02:46 AM
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the further back the quiter and more efficient it will be, but of course if you want everyone within 2 miles to know there is a ritewing being flown run it a 1/4 inch from the back of the foam XD

i tapered the foam to a point and got it as far away as possible



but CK's demon twins are real close to the back and sound bloody awesome and are way way faster than mine haha

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 08:46 AM
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Thanks guys! I'll go about an inch and see how the CG works out.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Got some more props today. Will continue testing the 16/40/1.5SC on 6.5x6 , weather looks good for tomorrow.
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