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Old Mar 20, 2010, 06:40 AM
Silent Wings
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Way to go Steve....you beat me to it....the plane or Jack himself!
Gerald
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 10:52 AM
ahh crap! crunch..
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Gerald,
I wonder if the Journey has very genital stall characteristics?

Apparently our Olympic III's have them, and we know how they can ascend on a gopher's phart.

lol I just couldn't help myself, Sorry, Ray.
Just fun.
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 01:13 PM
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Oh, and also. There is a beer I want to try to brew someday. Just to see what would happen, you know what I mean? Grow the HOPS myself, brew the beer............drink the beer..............see the light................LOL
I know a few guys that have done just that GD. One of the groups at this one Ren-Faire I used to work at was a "Brewers Guild" Some of them were really good at their art since they worked for one of the local micro-breweries. What you have in mind give an "interesting" flavor and a double effect to say the least. If you're serious, I could try to track one of them down and get you the recipe.
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 01:41 PM
Hot Dawg Glider Pilot
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As to the genital nature of the Journey... I believe since I saw it take a full F3B winch launch... It's genitals are no longer in question...
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 02:45 PM
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Psycho-pharmacology? What you growin up in them hills GD? Load that O3 up with whatever it is and point her my way. I'll be lookin skyward for orange and black in a couple days
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 03:38 PM
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So Jack,

You're saying the Journey is ....well, rather well endowed?
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 10:20 PM
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Rather well... yes...
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 11:10 AM
registered weapon
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Jack seems to have so much more confidence lately, smiling more too. He's the envy at the sailplane club and the southern california umbrella girls are always "hangin" around him. Seems to achieve "longer" and higher launches as well. It all started with that "extended" tail he has...
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:38 AM
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LE's

Well, LE strips are on and was one of the simpler more enjoyable tasks. Every addition to wings brings a whole new feel of rigidity....the LE strips really make it strong. Taping and adjusting as I went down the line produced some nice straight edges. Just to add more pix and clog up the RCG servers, here are a couple artsy fartsies and a couple LE process.

Cheers Boys...
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Hey Mr. G, when you added the 1/4" strips for the MoneyKote overlap, did you put them on both sides of the poly joint ribs? Is it just 1/16" tacked on or was there some bracing under that?
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 08:03 PM
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I like the Brewers kit in the background, Don.

Great pic of how you fastened your LE on while the glue is curing, quite a few folks have asked how do they go about this process, and here it is.
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 07:10 AM
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I can answer that!

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Hey Mr. G, when you added the 1/4" strips for the MoneyKote overlap, did you put them on both sides of the poly joint ribs? Is it just 1/16" tacked on or was there some bracing under that?
You talking to me? Yep, both sides, although on the 1/16th bottoms you could probably get away with just one side of the joint since it is easy to get the MoneyKote to curve and stick. But, heck, being flat why bother leaving it off. On the top of the wing is where you really need all the help you can get. Covering stuff doesn't really like negative, saddle shape curvature; at least I have problems keeping the tiny wrinkles out. My top pieces were made out of triangle stock, sanded carefully to follow the wing top curve, after gluing it in.

Just my two cents worth of advice ( should raise that to a nickle and get rid of pennies )

Love the batteries for weights, are they all from dead UPS's?
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 09:53 AM
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I like the Brewers kit in the background, Don.

Great pic of how you fastened your LE on while the glue is curing, quite a few folks have asked how do they go about this process, and here it is.
You background snoopers, I can't get away with nothin . Mr. Beer ROCKS! Makes 8 liters of some very tasty suds. It takes about a month to brew but it's worth it. I've done 2 batches already (obviously gone) and I calculated it up, I need 18 kits in constant production to keep me going .

Yeah, this is the only way I could figure it out Stever. Get'er dry fitted, schmear the glue and work into position with tape. I'll need to goop a little wood putty at the interface in some areas before sanding just due to some variances but it should be super.

Thanks GD, both sides (top and bottom) it is. I can see where this interface is gonna be a little tricky but with this in place, there won't be a lot of film overlap to worry about.

Yes, these are UPS batts that we go through at work. I use them until they start to swell a bit and then recycle them. By that time, another batch is failed and ready to bring home. Always holds true, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" .
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 06:45 AM
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Hey dudes, where do you get that blue tape from. I think I've seen all you fellows use it on this thread and maybe others. Is it a paper based masking type tape?

I'm happy with masking tapes but their natural colour tends to blend in with the wood which isn't all that great when you are contour forming and saving areas that aren't to be sanded in the forming with tape, blue would be better for sheer contrast.

cheers,
steve
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 06:50 AM
Torn 'twixt buildin' and flyin
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I can't advise for sure in Oz, Steve, but here, you get it in the paint section. It's a lower-tack, clean-release tape. I think Scotch (3M) actually calls their brand "painter's tape." Several companies make it. It is kind of a less-sticky masking tape, basically.

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