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Jan 27, 2007, 02:29 AM
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I think it is plastic? strange stuff, very flexible used all over the plane I just replaced it with balsa.
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Jan 27, 2007, 02:35 AM
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If I recall, you also replaced some of the clear plastics with thinner material.
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Jan 27, 2007, 02:38 AM
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Yes, the paint did not ever dry Not sure about that one?

Does anyone have the answer why after 4 weeks the paint did not dry at all? this left me, having to make a new clear windshield out of some PET. For all that work it saved 9 grams.
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Jan 27, 2007, 08:19 PM
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The engine cowl appears to be the original pastic as well as the wheel pants. Mind you I say appears. Were these also replaced by balsa?

Jan 27, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Robert, yes the cowl is original plastic it was the only part i did not manage to split.
The wheel covers are epoxy this made them much stronger for landing.
Jan 27, 2007, 09:16 PM
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What was the brand/type of paint you used that didn't dry Zim?

Jan 27, 2007, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokin' Beaver
What was the brand/type of paint you used that didn't dry Zim?

I used the little Humbrol Paints.
Jan 28, 2007, 06:36 AM
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How did you make the mold for the clear plastics?

Could you explain how you made the prop holder out of balsa.

What covering did you use again.

Jan 30, 2007, 06:02 AM
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To shape the noise spinner you can use balsa, and spin it on a dill, use sanding block to shape it.
use plaster for Canopy.
Jan 31, 2007, 09:21 PM
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Did you manage to find out the brand of covering you use?

Can you explain and perhaps post some picture of your nose stearing wheel.

Feb 01, 2007, 07:50 AM
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This has to be the best build/finishing job of a Guillow's kit EVER! Congrats on a beautiful plane and a wonderful flyer! I would love to see more up close pics. Did you make the wing strut fairings, or were they included with the kit?
Feb 01, 2007, 09:45 AM
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Looks like a real one!
I've almost bought that plane a few times. My little Guillows Cessna 150 is a nice flyer.

Feb 01, 2007, 10:00 AM
Stupid ground....
Good job, one of the most convincing scale models I've seen in a long time!

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Feb 01, 2007, 10:39 PM
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Guillow Cessna Skyhawk

Item: 802
Wing Span: 36"
Scale: 1/12
Price: $41.29

Claimed by its maker the Cessna Aircraft Co. of Wichita, Kansas to be the best selling single engine airplane in the world, the Skyhawk can take four adults and their baggage at 134 M.P.H. for 450 non-stop miles and still have 45 minutes of reserve fuel. Over 17,000 of these aircraft are in service around the world. Model 172 specifications: wing span, 35-10; wing area, 175.5 square feet; length, 26-11; height, 8-9 ; service ceiling 13,100 feet; power, 4 cylinder engine 150 rated H.P. at 2700 R.P.M.; speed, at sea level, 139 M.P.H.
Feb 01, 2007, 10:51 PM
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1. Did you manage to find out the brand/type of covering you use?

2. Can you explain and perhaps post some picture of your nose stearing wheel.


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