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Oct 05, 2012, 02:20 AM
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A few strategically placed holes were cut into the fuselage for ventilation and wire routing.

Chris
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Oct 09, 2012, 02:50 AM
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To all the Canadians out there reading this thread. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

The sun was shining today and I took some shots of this Falcon that was in the backyard before heading inside for some turkey dinner.

Chris
Oct 09, 2012, 03:03 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Great looking framework Chris. What are you planning on using as covering?
Oct 09, 2012, 04:02 AM
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Hi George, Already started applying the solartex. At least started on the hatch, as that was the easiest and quickest place to start tonight.

Chris
Oct 09, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Lovely job on the Falcon Chris. Always nice to see the skeleton structure completed before covering goes on hiding all that labour intensive work. Should have a nice flier there. Allen
Oct 09, 2012, 09:26 PM
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She's excellent Chris, what colour Solartex?

Bill
Oct 09, 2012, 10:55 PM
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WOW....beautiful plane! Dual fins, single wheel, sexy wing! I LIKE!

Can't wait to see the covering!
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Oct 10, 2012, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by williame3590
She's excellent Chris, what colour Solartex?

Bill
A base colour of yellow solartex Bill.

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Thanks for all the nice comments guys.

That round and tapered fuselage does have me a little worried. I am hoping covering won't be too difficult in this area.

Chris
Oct 12, 2012, 02:25 AM
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Covering started!


Starting with the hatch!

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Oct 12, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Well done Chris i need some insparation to start covering mine.
Oct 12, 2012, 03:00 AM
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Covering with solartex.


Thanks Colin. The hatch was easy, the cowl was way more difficult to cover with one piece.

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Oct 12, 2012, 03:06 AM
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OOOH you did that in one piece think I need more practice
Oct 12, 2012, 09:16 AM
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I think solartex does a pretty good job on curves. But regardless, you are doing an amazing job!
Oct 12, 2012, 02:35 PM
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I think solartex does a pretty good job on curves. But regardless, you are doing an amazing job!
I have to agree. It is my favourite covering. I feel it is better than Ultracote and I like that covering. Yes it is heavier but on a bigger plane I feel that it is a non issue. Sticks well and stays down. Shrinks great, takes paint. Any seams almost disappear. Solartex is hard to find here but there is Worldtex that is easy to aquire and I am almost 95% sure it is just rebranded Solartex. It looks the same when you compare the two coverings.

Chris
Oct 12, 2012, 05:16 PM
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And it's as tough as nails! Gotta love that!
And it has that antique look about it....perfect for this plane.
Joe


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