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Jan 15, 2008, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Liquidity
Here are some more pictures. I am using Ultracote on the wing tips despite what all the people say Yes I am hard headed, but they do not make carbon fiber covering in any other brand. (Thanks for the idea sticky)

I had one tip covered, but I was not happy with how it turn out. I will try again tomorrow. It is Hooters Trivia night tonight.
I have some tips on covering the wing tips at the beginning of this thread (Post Number One).
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Jan 16, 2008, 08:15 PM
Hodgehound # 3
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need me to help out?
Jan 16, 2008, 09:15 PM
YardGoat lives with mama
Sure. You can do that after you help me unwarp my wing where the aileron sits.
Jan 16, 2008, 09:29 PM
Did you get it on video?
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have you covered it yet bry?

you can remove warp with an iron
Jan 16, 2008, 09:37 PM
YardGoat lives with mama
You are correct. Yes it is covered, but I need an extra set of arms. The warp is pretty significant
Jan 17, 2008, 05:40 AM
Did you get it on video?
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I'll be right up...
Jan 17, 2008, 07:38 PM
Hodgehound # 3
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sorry I got called away today Bryan... Maybe we can meet tomorrow or something
Jan 17, 2008, 08:44 PM
YardGoat lives with mama
Give me a call. Tomorrow works out good for me.
Jan 18, 2008, 03:58 PM
YardGoat lives with mama
Small setback. As I mentioned before I had a significant warp where the aileron was going to join with the wing. I brought the wing with me to Hodges today. Bill and Mac informed me that we could not heat it out becuase I already had the covering on pretty tight. Instead of taking all the covering off and heating it out, they recommended I make a long hinge slot where the warp was, fill it with wood glue, then clamp it straight. When the glues dries hopefully the wing will be straight. Here are a few pictures after I clamped it.
Jan 18, 2008, 05:47 PM
End of an Era.....
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That should work! Musta been pretty bad.
Jan 18, 2008, 08:48 PM
Hodgehound # 3
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sorry I couldn't be of help dood. The job sometimes has unexpected moments...
Jan 18, 2008, 08:50 PM
YardGoat lives with mama
You are a big bully. Thats ok. I have the wing done. I used hinge tape instead of CA hinges. I might go back and install the hinges since I do not like the way it looks with tape.

I decided to cover the wings with the same monokote I used on the wing. The CF Ultrakote was too heavy for me to manipulate around the curves.

It looks good. Pictures tomorrow
Jan 18, 2008, 08:52 PM
Hodgehound # 3
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I am big. that is no secret...

I'll be getting G3.5 soon. Then I can fly the SSX any time I want
Jan 19, 2008, 04:33 AM
Not your average DiggsyBear
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J, I am no small feller either... However I say go spend your cash on Reflex XTR. We really need a SSX for that. XTR is much more realistic IMO. G3.5 aint bad, but XTR spanks it IMO.

Looking forward to meeting all of you guys at SEFF. I should be there the Saturday prior to the start. Likely watch during most of the actual event and fly Sat~Weds. And spend most all my money with James once he arrives! I want a Bipe in the worst way!!!

Diggs
Hoping to be the first to provide a full blown review of the bipe
Jan 19, 2008, 10:07 AM
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I mainly wanted to get the 3.5 due to being able to do a virtual fly in with my online buds at wattflyer . However, I may look into one if the price is right.


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