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Old Mar 04, 2008, 07:36 PM
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Micro SSX Biplane review

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Old Mar 22, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Covering 101

Multi Color Covering

1. Cover the bottom of the wing first.
2. Make sure your glass is clean and smooth.
3. First, I cut the pieces of the covering. Make sure you cut the pieces with a 1/4” overlap.
4. Lay the pieces out onto the glass one at a time. Iron each piece to the glass as you move along. Do not forget the ¼” overlap.
5. Once you have all the pieces in place, turn the temperature up on the iron and seal all the seams.
6. Wait for the glass and covering to cool.
7. Peel the covering up from the glass. Do to put tension on the seams.
8. Place the covering on the wing and tack the four corners at the end ribs. Disregard the wing tips for now.
9. Tack the middle. Be sure to pull all the wrinkles out and continue tacking symmetrical points of the wing.
10. After all the wrinkles are gone, start at the center of the wing with the iron and in a sweeping motion work your way out to the last rib. Never apply pressure to the covering in the area between the ribs. Be careful to avoided applying too much heat to the seams.
11. Divide the wrinkles evenly throughout the wing tip. I then use the heat to shrink out the wrinkles. At the same time, I am pulling and stretching around the wing tip edge. I also use my fingers to brace the wing tip to prevent it from breaking. Use your thumb and index finger to grip the covering and the remaining fingers push the opposite side of the tip you are covering. If you have a hot grip glove, it helps. Ultracote Lite is best, but you should be able to get good results with Monokote.

I recommend covering the model with the Ultracote Lite.

Here are the stock numbers for the lite Ultracotes. Do not mistake standard transparent for lite transparent.

Ultracote Lite Transparent Yellow HANU967 http://www.gravesrc.com/SearchResult...Search=HANU967 http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HANU967

Ultracote Lite Transparent Blue HANU969 http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HANU969

Ultracote Lite Transparent White HANU965 http://www.gravesrc.com/HANGER_9_ULT..._p/hanu965.htm http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HANU965

Ultracote Lite Transparent Purple HANU968 http://www.gravesrc.com/HANGER_9_ULT..._p/hanu968.htm http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HANU968

Ultracote Lite Transparent Clear HANU964 http://www.gravesrc.com/HANGER_9_ULT..._p/hanu964.htm http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HANU964

Ultracote Lite Transparent RED HANU966 http://www.gravesrc.com/HANGER_9_ULT..._p/hanu966.htm http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HANU966

Ultracote Lite Transparent Scale White HANU973 http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HANU973


Ultracote lite can also be identified by the markings “ORALIGHT” on the backing. You can purchase these coverings from


Balsa wing covering video (3 min 27 sec)
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Old May 07, 2008, 09:41 PM
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Hello, I'm the one who bought and smashed my new plane at SEFF I am so ready to take on this experience like no other. I have to keep busy. I have two planes that need to be built and one that needs to be repaired on your board. I May come up sat. afternoon with the diet beer
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Old May 07, 2008, 10:44 PM
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Hello, I'm the one who bought and smashed my new plane at SEFF I am so ready to take on this experience like no other. I have to keep busy. I have two planes that need to be built and one that needs to be repaired on your board. I May come up sat. afternoon with the diet beer
It is good to here from you. I can do it Saturday but it will need to be before noon, Saturday evening we are driving down to Miami for mother’s day.
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Old May 09, 2008, 09:18 PM
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I picked up the Bipe at SEFF along with your motor. What size lipo do I need to go with?

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Old May 09, 2008, 09:33 PM
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I picked up the Bipe at SEFF along with your motor. What size lipo do I need to go with?

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Thanks! You need a TP 480 3S or equivalent.
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Old May 09, 2008, 09:34 PM
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I picked up the Bipe at SEFF along with your motor. What size lipo do I need to go with?

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I picked up the Bipe, but should have picked up that motor also. Great question on Lipo size. Will the TB 9 work with that motor on this setup? I need to snag a motor from you as well as some x-gear there mr. K

that little motor was rockin.

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Old May 10, 2008, 01:05 AM
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I picked up the Bipe, but should have picked up that motor also. Great question on Lipo size. Will the TB 9 work with that motor on this setup? I need to snag a motor from you as well as some x-gear there mr. K

that little motor was rockin.

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I am adding the motor to my web site. but only for a limited time. I use the TB9 also.
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Old May 10, 2008, 04:42 PM
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Approximatley how long of a flight time would I get with the 480? Also would a 730 be too big?


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Old May 10, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Hey, Sorry we couldn't hook up today. Tim and I were talking about coming for a build next Sat. What do you think? Can't wait to get this thing in the air. This is a great flying machine.
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Old May 11, 2008, 09:13 PM
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Approximatley how long of a flight time would I get with the 480? Also would a 730 be too big?


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I get about an 8 minut flight from the 480 3S. I also use the 730 2S and 3S.
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Old May 11, 2008, 09:15 PM
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Hey, Sorry we couldn't hook up today. Tim and I were talking about coming for a build next Sat. What do you think? Can't wait to get this thing in the air. This is a great flying machine.
Jim
I may be going to Joe Nall this weekend. I will let you know what I am doing on Friday.

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Old Jun 26, 2008, 07:19 PM
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Hey James, looks like you are getting some good coverage in rcsportflyer.... just found this in the SEFF supplement.... way to Go!
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Old Jun 26, 2008, 07:47 PM
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Hey James, looks like you are getting some good coverage in rcsportflyer.... just found this in the SEFF supplement.... way to Go!
Thanks Jeff!

How did I miss this? What issue is it in?
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Old Jun 27, 2008, 04:19 AM
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the issue that just came in... August I believe
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