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Posted by TRWolf | Nov 06, 2012 @ 06:38 PM | 3,958 Views
I've attached photos of my two very old sport planes that I recently refinished with Klasskote two part epoxy paint. Both of these planes were previously covered with Monokote, but after 20+ years, they were looking very shabby. I stripped the Monokote, applied 3/4 oz fiberglass, and then painted with Klasskote (primer and top coats). Klasskote is an amazing product! Went on very nicely with a detail gun, and it flows out to a very high gloss, perfect finish.

The pattern plane is an MK Aurora 40 powered by an OS .50 SX, and the other is a Goldberg Extra 300, powered with an OS 1.20 AX....Continue Reading
Posted by TRWolf | Nov 04, 2012 @ 10:11 PM | 5,935 Views
I built this airplane from plans purchased from Bob Holman. It is a Brian Taylor design, originally 71" wing span, and Bob Holman blew the plans up to 81". The Mosquito has been my favorite airplane ever since I saw the movie "633 Squadron" when I was a young boy. When I saw these plans advertised in the model magazine, I decided that I just had to take this project on. The plans came with a canopy, fiberglass nacelles, and spun aluminum spinners. I did everything else...

It took me a little over a year to complete the plane, and it first flew in June of 1991. I've been flying it ever since, although the airplane has evolved over the years. It originally was modeled after SY-B / HP927 of the RAF and carried this paint scheme until late 2002. At that time, I had gotten involved with scale competition on the Scalemasters circuit using my TBM Avenger. The Mosquito was such a good flying airplane, I decided to re-finish it as TH-M / NS850 of the RCAF, and take it into serious scale competition (which I did starting in 2003). During this refurbishment process, a lot of scale detailing was added, including weathering, landing gear details, and inspection/access panels, etc. I have competed with the updated airplane until recently, and did quite well with it; finishing in the top 10 at the Scalemasters Championships on multiple occasions, and finishing in second place in Expert at the 2011 Scalemasters Championships. It also has been to Top Gun...Continue Reading