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Old May 28, 2007, 11:55 PM
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Yea, you did. Once.....

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Old May 29, 2007, 08:21 AM
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SENTA A PUAAA!!!
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Thanks for the information, Erich!!!

Keep doin´ this great job!
Kind hugs,
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Old May 29, 2007, 09:44 AM
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The cover up continues. Did rear sides, with the natural solartex. Am leaving rear bottom open till the control wires are installed and tested.

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Old May 30, 2007, 04:57 AM
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Time to cover the main part of fuselage. Am going with the olive drab for entire front of fuselage. Believe it looks better with the aluminum cowl. Did this section using 2 pieces of the Solartex. Started on center line top. After marking location of cabanes and cutting them out, worked my way down from top to bottom. The top and back edges I had cut before ironing on the Solartex. The bottom was cut after all the Solartex was ironed on. Overlapped under cowl area about 1/4". Even with all the curves in this area, not even a hint of wrinkles. Went over area well, with a hotter setting to make sure of a good wood to cover bond.

After finishing with the Solartex, was anxious to start staining the cabanes. So..completely forgot to take photos, until after I had already taped down the area under cabanes with wax paper, and glued on the cabane wood thingees. Well at least the struts area ready for the finish.

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Old May 30, 2007, 05:06 AM
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Fuselage Covering Continues


Time to cover the main part of fuselage. Am going with the olive drab for entire front of fuselage. Believe it looks better with the aluminum cowl. Did this section using 2 pieces of the Solartex. Started on center line top. After marking location of cabanes and making cutouts, ironed on the Solartex, down from top to bottom. The top and back edges I had cut before ironing on the Solartex. The bottom was cut after all the Solartex was ironed on. Overlapped under cowl area about 1/4". Even with all the curves in this area, not even a hint of wrinkles. Went over area well, with a hotter setting to make sure of a good wood to cover bond.

After finishing with the Solartex, was anxious to start staining the cabanes. So..completely forgot to take photos, until after I had already taped down the area under cabanes with wax paper, and glued on the cabane wood thingees. Well at least the strut covers area ready to be stained and sealed.

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Old May 30, 2007, 05:39 AM
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Kinda looks like a big dead creature lying upside down....

I dare not ask what colour the cabanes will be........(yellow????)
Old May 30, 2007, 06:00 AM
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Yellow....hmmmm....I may have been a little hasty with my choice of antique walnut. Hey I can always paint em yellow later. Does sorta look like a dead..headless horse.


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Old May 30, 2007, 06:30 AM
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Antique walnut?? are you nuts?
Old May 30, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Balsa for me, thanks.
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Dude, there's nothing wrong with walnut!!! Go with natual wood, man, run with it!!!

Seriously, I think that having natural wood showing on a plane of that era is awesome.

Just my two cents worth.
Old May 30, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Adam

In answer to your question. Hasn't that been made abundantly clear to you, by now.
You tell him lord99.

Anyway it's to late, got 3 coats of the stuff on already. Course I do have some latex offwhite, that had been used to paint the apartment a few years back. Could slap that over the antique walnut.

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Old May 30, 2007, 02:39 PM
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Balsa for me, thanks.
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NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

heh hee
Old May 30, 2007, 04:38 PM
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Not to worry lord99, just trying to make Adam feel better, about a little event in 1776.

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Old May 30, 2007, 07:06 PM
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erich :

Looking gooood !!!

Remember those plastic aints with different legs, antenna's, and arms that you put together how ever you wanted ? It was some sorta kids game.
Well thats what it looks like to me right now.

SEEYA, TIM
Old May 30, 2007, 09:41 PM
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Cooties maybe? When I finally get all the paint on her, hopefully she'll look like Cinderella, and not one of the less atractive stepsisters.

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Old May 31, 2007, 03:35 AM
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1776?

You got me there? We did own a lot of countries back then and its hard keeping track of some of the smaller ones.....

Was it some local event?


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