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Oct 13, 2012, 02:23 AM
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Hatches for the stab added to the pile of covered parts.
Went float flying this evening. Couldn't really motivate myself to do more.

Chris
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Oct 15, 2012, 01:57 AM
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A pair of elevators completed.

Chris
Oct 16, 2012, 02:29 AM
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Too windy to fly, more covering done.
One set of fin and rudder.

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Oct 18, 2012, 02:37 AM
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The other set of fin and rudder. Both sets done.
As exciting as paint drying. Wait till I show you guys paint drying.

Chris
Oct 20, 2012, 02:12 AM
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Covering tail feathers


Stabilizer covered.

Chris
Oct 21, 2012, 02:22 AM
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Off and on rain today. I finally hunkered down and tackled covering the fuselage. I have been putting off covering the fuselage as I felt it was going to be a bear. With the round and tapered fuselage, I was sure there were going to be wrinkles as I wanted to cover it with one piece of covering. I wanted the seam on the bottom where you can't see it.
I can now say Solartex (Worldtex) is my favourite covering. It lays down beautifully. Pull taught, shrink here and there. Cut off the excess and finish the almost invisible seam. Wonderful covering and it is on in one piece. Just like I wanted.

I just have to cover the pylon.

I should mention, I did have to slit the covering at the front of the stab. mount to have it lay flat. There are quite a few complex curves located there.

Chris
Oct 21, 2012, 07:58 AM
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This is a really impressive build with a terrific covering job. Great work with the Solartex.
Oct 21, 2012, 10:02 AM
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I'll be doing more covering with Solartex in the future as well, no fumes!
I didn't cover the Fokker below but it is all Solartex.


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Oct 22, 2012, 03:38 AM
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Covering fuselage.


Quote:
Originally Posted by brokenspar
This is a really impressive build with a terrific covering job. Great work with the Solartex.
Thanks for the compliment. I don't think I could have applied ultracote as easily to the Falcon's fuselage.
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Hey Bill, nice DR1
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Pylon covered.

Windy day for flying but the EDF jet and Firefly loved it. I was even instructing a student today.

Chris
Oct 22, 2012, 03:55 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Looks like you have covered most of the tricky bits now Chris, lovely job - the wing should be like a rest cure. Are you planning to add some colour trim - if so, what colour(s)?
Oct 22, 2012, 09:14 AM
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We need to start calling Chris the ''Mystery Man'' he simply won't tell you a thing until completion.

Bill

ps. Mystery Man below........
Oct 23, 2012, 02:24 AM
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Looks like you have covered most of the tricky bits now Chris, lovely job - the wing should be like a rest cure. Are you planning to add some colour trim - if so, what colour(s)?
Yes George, the wing should be very relaxing to cover.

I was toying with the idea of black as the secondary colour, but I was going to use black for lettering also. Black is also a nice colour for pinstriping between the two colours. I think the Falcon would end up looking like a bumble bee so I will tell you that I won't be using black as the secondary colour. I will hold back for now what the other colour will be. I could still change my mind if I see another colour combo I like instead.

Chris
Oct 23, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by williame3590
We need to start calling Chris the ''Mystery Man'' he simply won't tell you a thing until completion.

Bill

ps. Mystery Man below........
Anticipation Bill, anticipation.

I have to keep you coming back to read the thread. I don't want to give away too many spoilers!

I am starting to think Bill has too many oldtimers. How do you fly them all! You seem to have a new plane every couple days to post. BTW that Mystery Man is a looker!

Chris
Oct 31, 2012, 02:53 AM
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I finished covering the wing a day ago. I really like using that solartex. I was easily pulling it around the wing edge and sealing it flat without any wrinkles.
If anyone needs to know. It took two rolls of Solartex to cover the Falcon.

Anyway I promptly started masking off the wing for painting and completely forgot to take a pic of the covered wing. The pic shows only part of the wing that isn't covered over in tape and paper. Masking up the Falcon is taking some time to finish. I will have to wait till the remnants of this hurricane passes before I can paint outside.

Chris
Oct 31, 2012, 03:32 AM
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Hi Chris; The piece of wing i can see looks good I,ve been watching hurricane Sandy on the tele scary stuff hope it doesn,t affect you too much.

Colin.


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