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Old Feb 08, 2013, 05:47 PM
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You're just hanging out with the wrong guys, Dave! You should come up north and fly with us ... it's all about going fast and having fun!!

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Old Feb 08, 2013, 11:32 PM
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Fellas,
Thanks for all the positive feedback! I have really enjoyed working on these planes.

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Mike- how did you get that neat honeycomb graphic on there? That sure is a good looking airplane!
The plane is covered in ultracote. After purchasing a scrap booking cutting machine and messing with it a little, I figured out a good system for laying down sheets of ultracote or (Monokote) and using the software (that came with the cutter) to create the designs. Then I use frisket paper or transfer tape to set them just right on the plane, then just iron them on. Works pretty slick! I wanted to make an elaborate story that I cut all those hexagons by hand but I didn't!

Mike C
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:23 AM
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It looks awesome!
Old Feb 10, 2013, 12:24 PM
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I know who's covering my next plane!
Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:55 PM
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After purchasing a scrap booking cutting machine and messing with it a little, I figured out a good system for laying down sheets of ultracote or (Monokote) and using the software (that came with the cutter) to create the designs.
Mike, care to elaborate on the system? I have done some cutting using the sticky back Ultracote but never attempted Monokote. TIA.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 01:23 AM
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Yeah, I'm interested too. I have a cutter, but never tried cutting iron on film with it. I'd think Ultracote would be best because of the stiff backing.
Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:10 AM
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Mike, care to elaborate on the system? I have done some cutting using the sticky back Ultracote but never attempted Monokote. TIA.
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Yeah, I'm interested too. I have a cutter, but never tried cutting iron on film with it. I'd think Ultracote would be best because of the stiff backing.
What I think I'll do is figure out how to get a video made and put it on here cuz I think it would be easier to show everyone verses trying to explain. Stay tuned I'll try to get that done maybe this next weekend.

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:58 PM
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What control horns need to outside the air frame, stab, rudder . What can you use on the wing?

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:22 PM
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What control horns need to outside the air frame, stab, rudder . What can you use on the wing?

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The rudder and elevator need to be exposed. You can use torque rods or separate servos with direct linkage for the ailerons.

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 12:47 AM
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Demo of Film Covering Cutter


Hello Everyone,

I said I'd get a video done that gives a quick basic run down of the process I use to cut the decals and graphics. So, here it is. I hope this gives you guys an idea of what it can do and answers any questions.

Thanks for Looking!
Mike C

Using a Craft Cutter to Cut RC Airplane Film (4 min 57 sec)
Old Feb 24, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Kudos to you Red on both the Invictus, and the AR-6. Hope to be racing the Nemesis this year if I can find a race to go to in the Midwest. I am looking at trying to host a race if I can secure a site at a local small airport.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Outrageous


Some pictures of my sratch built Outrageous, just copied all the parts from a kit that I have. Alot of work but fun, did some changes with the fuselage, 1/8" balsa sides and sheeted the turtle deck.
Covered it down here in FL. but still have some things do when I get back to Ontario, should be finished for the spring.
Old Feb 26, 2013, 12:16 PM
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looks great Ken!! I think im the only one not building this winter..Newborns take up time and lots of it!!
Now i see the benefits of buying an ARF..
Old Feb 26, 2013, 02:29 PM
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looks great Ken!! I think im the only one not building this winter..Newborns take up time and lots of it!!
Now i see the benefits of buying an ARF..
Cory You might have to break-down and buy an ARF, someday.
Old Feb 26, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Very nice Ken!
Have fun in the sun eh?


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