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Oct 31, 2012, 12:10 AM
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Check out either Worldtex or Solartex. They have a fabric-like texture that has a matte finish, and they come in many different colors.
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Oct 31, 2012, 04:53 AM
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Thank's bill
Nov 01, 2012, 06:20 PM
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Hi to all.

Today I workt on the canopy structure,
I believe I will finish tomorrow
These are the pictures for now.....
Nov 05, 2012, 06:00 AM
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more pic's


more pictures ..

* After painting the inside of the cockpit i glued the windows (from materials available like plastic boxes)
* You can all so see the canopy closure mechanism.
* i coverd the the windows withe mascintape befor applayn fiber Glass .
After all i will painted everything with matt white color.
Nov 05, 2012, 02:53 PM
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Great work - I have really been enjoying your build thread.

I have a PSS sloper built from Paul Janssens plans that is a superb flyer. It is built fairly rugged to cope with the rough and tumble of slope soaring and it is great to see your scale model developing.
Nov 05, 2012, 03:07 PM
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kiwi yours look great to

thanks.
Nov 05, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Currently the canopy getting drying after micro glassing
Nov 05, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Keep up the work, its looking grate. Kiwikid I have the same plans, been thinking about building it.
Nov 05, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Hi Ian - it's a great flying model and I can thoroughly recommend it

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Nov 06, 2012, 07:11 AM
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After sanding the fiberglass this morning I applied ONE TIME lightweight material
And after drying for two hours i finally painted the canopy


***Actually I have to do some more Finishing for better results

Here are the photos.
Nov 07, 2012, 04:08 PM
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hello to all.

wing tips fuel tanks



I have a question?

Where can I get symbols or decals like in these pictures ?

pleas help
Nov 10, 2012, 04:32 PM
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hello to all


today i Finished wiring the wing tanks(bidons) Yes! There will be lighting

in the pictures you can see that i created more openings for the inlet at the bottom of plain, was done by using thick drinking straws! to give more air to the front of the fan.
And i glued the wings and the main wings spar (boom of the TREX-450)

enjoy the pic's
Nov 16, 2012, 02:16 PM
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hi to all,

After few days of work. i finish the main part of the project (all the balsa )as you can see in the pictures, what left is only to polish and prepare evrithing for coloring and to cover the wings withe monocot.
The retract and wheels were assembled and the nose wheel are allso assembld. i finished with the lighting to! at the Beginning of next week I will start working on the painting.

wish me good luck

Here are the photos from recent days,

Enjoy!
Nov 16, 2012, 02:25 PM
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dos any one know what kind of color spray can i use over the monocot???
thanks!
Last edited by dav741; Nov 16, 2012 at 02:31 PM.
Nov 16, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Congratulations on the very nice build, you have done a fantastic job.

Firstly, on the decals - tricky. That is a very unique scheme and you will not find anything "off the shelf" I expect. It depends a bit on how much you want to spend. If you have access to a good printer you could have a go at making your own with decal paper. Alternatively, you could get some decals custom made for you by someone like Callie Graphics. Callie is a real peach - very helpful and skillful and reasonably priced. All you have to do is provide her with pics of what you want and scale info. Also, check with her to see what she has in stock as she is building up a huge library of graphics for a variety of models - much more than is shown on the website. Sometimes, I have finished off planes very cheaply just using decals she has readily available. Maybe get the model flying well before putting too much work into finishing it off??

http://www.callie-graphics.com

On the painting front, if you are using Monokote, then Lustrekote is the paint to use. Have a hunt around for the nearest supplier:

http://www.monokote.com/lustrekote/p...r7200tip1.html

GOOD LUCK!!
Last edited by KiwiKid; Nov 16, 2012 at 03:39 PM.


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