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Finished covering the wing today. I know it's not a profile plane.....but I think it's pretty.



 

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For a small fee, sure I'll cover it. he he

I actually covered two of those last winter.
 

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My wife would be happy if I helped keep the house that clean.
I do the dirty work on the coffee table in the living room. Gotta
keep the shop clean; when I get company we hang out there.
 

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Not to be picking, but is that a FREAKIN' DICTIONARY on the work bench? Are we having a little trouble with the Balsa USA directions?

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Yes, it is a dictionary. Every time I hear or read a word I don't know, I look it up.

Is that odd?

I've also been working on an associates (two year) degree, for the past 5 years. And it will take a couple more to graduate.

I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I'm patient.

I've made significant progress on the fuse; will post pic tomorrow.
 

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80", should come in around 12 lbs.

I'm using an OS 1.08 FSR for power.

I'm hearing the flight characteristics are similar to a CUB with that size mill. I'll be dissapointed if that's the case.

It was the first christmas present my wife (now) ever got me. That was 4 years ago; and my flying skills have improved significantly in that time.

I had to finish that project, so I can get her to buy me something else. HE HE
 

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Thanks for all the compliments guys. But they may be premature; I hate painting of any kind. I'm really dissapointed in the cowl and pants.

I masked off for red over white, painted, and peeled off not only the tape, but some of the white paint as well. That really gives me the ass!!

I may just have to touch-up with a brush.
 

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CitabriaPro- If you decide to redo those pants and cowl (paint peeled right off, it means it wasn't prepped well, maybe needed primer, or your tape sucked. :D -been there done that) and the parts are plastic, you can use this method to start over... (P.S. Of course it could also be cheapo paint)

Get a tupperware container with a lid (or any container that will close well) large enough to house the cowl and/or plants. Get some heavy duty oven cleaner, yep oven cleaner.

Spray the parts dousing them good while they're sitting in these containers. (You can't use them again of course for food-but hey, you needed another storage container anyway) then seal them tight for a few hours. If you come back and use an old toothbrugh brush -scrubbing them under some nice luke warm water alot of the paint will come right off. It may take a few applications, but it works.

I've never tried it on fiberglass, but I almost had to on some bipe struts I just made :D A little Bondo helped my problem :p Good luck, I'm sure the touch-up should do fine :D There sgood masking tape sold by some LHS' it's yellow and doesn't cause that problem-as much.
 

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Touching up the paint is going O.K. Just need to do some very light sanding and shoot it with clear.

I've been using Lusterkote.

I think I've spent more on paint than I did Monokote.
 

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I've been considering entering this plane in the Toledo RC Expo.

I had been thinking I'd look foolish; next to all the pro/team builders.

I've really surprised even myself with this plane. And judging by all the feedback I'm getting; I'm starting to think I won't look so naive after all.

Thank you all again, for your compliments.

Wait till you see the fuse. A nose shot will be coming soon.
 

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I had been thinking I'd look foolish; next to all the pro/team builders.
I highly doubt it. In fact I'm sure it would be a great learning experience. I for one wish you the best with it!
 

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I finally flew it today. I was surprised by the aileron response; it was a lot better than I thought it would be.

It flies pretty well for a full figured gal.
 
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