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Aug 13, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Covering started


I can't say this is easy as this is my first time using Solartex, but it so far isn't difficult. Solartex says to use iron at 100-120 degrees celsius, but I've had to increase mine to 130-140 degrees celsius to get my covering to actually adhere.
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Aug 14, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Attaboy. Coming out nice.
Aug 14, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by loNslo
Attaboy. Coming out nice.
Thanks loNslo. Your previous comment kinda lit a fire under me. Lol.
Aug 14, 2012, 01:20 AM
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Good.

Sometimes it just helps knowing someone else is on your side and available to act as a sounding board.
Aug 16, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Just a little more done on the tail


Wow this is time consuming. I really hope I'm doing this right!
Aug 17, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Fuselage is almost complete


Hope you like so far.
Aug 17, 2012, 10:37 PM
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You're making really good progress, now.

Already have the servos for my Cub. Expect the kit anytime, now.
Aug 18, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Thanks LowNSlo! You are welcome to add your build log to this thread if you like. Its nice to see the changes. I pretty much just stuck to the plans, but I know that some did away with the the sheeting on the rear of the aircraft to keep weight down. I'm not that experienced yet, so I thought I'd do myself a favor and just stick to the script if you know what I mean.
Aug 18, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Thanks.

Since it's been a long time since my last model build I am also inclined to be cautious with any changes to the plans. Though I intend to convert to electric on the Cub.
Aug 20, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Amazing work, you did a fantastic job on the covering sir! Can't wait to see more.

Ethan
Aug 20, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Thanks WAGliderGuy! This is only my second plane ever covered, so its not perfect, but not bad for my second plane. Its true though. The solartex (fabric covering) is so much easier and forgiving to work with than traditional Monokote.
Aug 20, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Attaboy. You've made great progress.

My own GP .40 Cub kit arrived today...less instruction manual and material list (but I found a pdf manual, online). Also ordered a set of GP floats a fellow member had for sale.
Aug 20, 2012, 11:46 PM
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If you need my manual, let me know. I'm almost finished with it.
Aug 20, 2012, 11:51 PM
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WOW! That's extremely generous of you. My printer conked out, or else I'd try copying the pdf. PM sent.


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