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Sep 12, 2015, 02:04 PM
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Here's a photo of my father and me with Walt, taken back in June. He autographed the tail of my Stunt Trainer and all three of the books shown. He was a most gracious host!

Andy
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Sep 13, 2015, 12:43 AM
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Congratulations Andy. These conversions are always fun.
Sep 14, 2015, 08:29 AM
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Thank you.

I did 4 designs last winter. Some were C/L to R/C, some were larger to 180-size, but every single one of them was fun.

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Sep 14, 2015, 07:43 PM
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Outstanding!
Do you have a proof-of-flight photo for the BBCC thread?
Sep 15, 2015, 08:15 AM
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Somewhere, yes. I forgot to put the flight photos on my thumb drive the other day.

If not, I'll just have to 'suffer' and fly it again!

Andy
Sep 28, 2015, 01:52 PM
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Outstanding!
Do you have a proof-of-flight photo for the BBCC thread?
We had taken some back in the spring when I first flew it. Can't find them, so we went out at lunch today to make a few more.

We made a little video too. Michael was flying, I drove the camera.

Andy

DSCF2045 (2 min 57 sec)
Sep 28, 2015, 03:55 PM
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Cool thread, Andy!
Sep 28, 2015, 04:20 PM
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Thanks!

It's not every day that you get to sit down with your boyhood hero, your father's boyhood hero, your brothers' boyhood hero! I was able to share some ideas with him for a future project (one of Walt's designs) and he had some good suggestions that will certainly be part of it when it happens. Hopefully this winter.

Andy
Sep 28, 2015, 04:31 PM
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Thanks!

It's not every day that you get to sit down with your boyhood hero, your father's boyhood hero, your brothers' boyhood hero! I was able to share some ideas with him for a future project (one of Walt's designs) and he had some good suggestions that will certainly be part of it when it happens. Hopefully this winter.

Andy

I'll be watching for it.
Sep 28, 2015, 06:09 PM
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Outstanding!
Do you have a proof-of-flight photo for the BBCC thread?
FOUND THEM! I posted them in the related thread back in March. Whoops!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&postcount=20

Andy
Sep 28, 2015, 07:03 PM
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FOUND THEM! I posted them in the related thread back in March. Whoops!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5&postcount=20

Andy
How in the heck do you cut those wing stripes so nice? I can't seem to get it right.
Sep 28, 2015, 11:45 PM
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A sharp knife (always a new blade), a cutting pad, a straightedge, and patience. Measure everything, cut, and apply.

Windex is wonderful stuff.

Andy
Sep 29, 2015, 05:20 AM
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A sharp knife (always a new blade), a cutting pad, a straightedge, and patience. Measure everything, cut, and apply.

Windex is wonderful stuff.

Andy

I just never get the angles right. LOL not sure how I manage to get it wrong.

Windex? That doesn't cause issues when ironing on the covering?
Sep 29, 2015, 08:35 AM
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NOPE! Not at all!

The covering is ironed on first.

The trim film is cut to shape.

The plane is sprayed with Windex and it's rubbed around.

The trim film is placed on the Windexed area and positioned. A soft paintbrush is used to squeegee the Windex out from between them.

The plane sits around for a few days to dry.

Where the trim wraps over an edge (like the TE or tip) it is tacked down with low heat.

Andy
Sep 29, 2015, 09:04 AM
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NOPE! Not at all!

The covering is ironed on first.

The trim film is cut to shape.

The plane is sprayed with Windex and it's rubbed around.

The trim film is placed on the Windexed area and positioned. A soft paintbrush is used to squeegee the Windex out from between them.

The plane sits around for a few days to dry.

Where the trim wraps over an edge (like the TE or tip) it is tacked down with low heat.

Andy
Ah, so you are not ironing the trim pieces at all (except for tacking the edges)... I did not know that.


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