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Apr 02, 2009, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by miawesomemi
Yeah, you are going to be pretty busy in April/May... You'll find the time I'm sure. Don't stress about it, there will be plenty of time to fly.
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Apr 02, 2009, 03:34 PM
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oh dear...
Apr 04, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Hello all,
I've got the R/C Modeler magazine with the Adrian Page Gee Bee construction article. I want to get rid of it for postage only. If anyone wants a copy of the article, the article cut out of it, or the whole magazine please let me know with a PM. I would wait a few weeks before sending the whole mag as some might want copies, etc. I'm going to recycle/pitch my old RCM's and thought someone might have some use for this. Copies would be about $2.00 and the whole magazine would be either $3 or $5 depending upon weight.

Much earlier someone wanted the whole magazine, but it was promised to a 3rd party who backed out. The first party didn't want a just a copy so I deleted his email. I'd like to connect again, to complete this, but probably can't. Oh well, please let me know if interested.
Aug 02, 2009, 02:42 AM
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I'm happy to say that work has resumed on the Gee Bee today. I worked on sanding the fuselage in preparation for covering. I dont know if it will fly this season but we still have a few months...
Aug 02, 2009, 04:20 AM
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Wow, pretty long hiatus.

I hope all is well in your non-rc life.
Aug 02, 2009, 07:27 PM
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Yeah it was a long break but it was because everything has been awesome. First it was too cold and rainy to sand outside, then I got married and was on my honeymoon. Finally it took a few weeks to get moved into our apartment.

When my planes got moved up here and I finally got around to flying it got the itch back into me. I should start putting some color onto her the next weekend that I get to work. We will be looking for a house so that may take up the weekends for a few months.

But today I got all of the control surfaces sanded along with the bottom of the wing. The fuselage is probably 80% ready to cover. I need to head to the hobby shop to pick up to filler before I can do much more.
Aug 06, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Dos anyone have a guess at how much covering I will need? I was thinking one roll of red and two of white. I plan on using Monokote.
Aug 06, 2009, 04:58 PM
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That should be close to enough, but I'd get plenty of extra if you can.

Pick a covering that takes curves well, not sure if mono or ultra is best for that.
Aug 06, 2009, 05:04 PM
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Monokote is what I have worked with before but not on as complicated of a job as this. I think it should be ok if I lay it out right at am very careful.

What coverings handle curves well? I need to keep it light so I would prefer to not do any painting except for the cowl and wheel pants. I will probalby paint the wing fillet too.
Aug 06, 2009, 05:08 PM
Use the 4S Luke
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I painted the white covering on mine so it all matches. Krylon Fusion from Wal-Mart.

Great flight SD.
Aug 07, 2009, 07:59 AM
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Have you considered paint ? A model as nice as yours deserves it.

If it were mine, I'd cover it with Solartex and paint it with Nelson Hobby Specialties paints.
Aug 29, 2009, 10:46 PM
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Well I have started covering with monokote. I have the ailerons, aileron servo hatches, elevator, and stabilizer complete. I might get the white portion of the wing done tomorrow and will post pictures then.
Sep 10, 2009, 02:38 PM
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I just want to report that the wing is covered and the aileron hinges are glued. I have pictures on my camera but have been too lazy to upload them. I will try to remember tonight.

I have become amazed at how much you can shrink monokote.
Sep 11, 2009, 06:01 AM
Use the 4S Luke
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Very nice.

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