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    Here are some pics of the build. On RCAT site the build was to covering stage. I covered wing and fuse with Koverall and Stix-It. The tail feathers got silk attached using nitrate dope... you know... the old fashioned way. Did I ever earn it! (all older codgers will remember that commercial) Everything sealed with nitrate dope brushed in place. I should have used a little more thinners... you can still see some of the brush marks. Then I sprayed white butyrate dope as a base coat. The 'Eaglet' letters were hand cut from masking tape and the 'feathers' and color separation lines were masked with 3M blue vinyl tape. The... thinned white dope sprayed to seal the edges and then red sprayed. White circles will get 'Texaco' stickers. It shore is purdy! Maybe this Eaglet won't like trees like the Vampyr does!

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  • #2
    Very nice paint job Mike

    Ready for maiden @ Winamac?

    St├ęphane
    St├ęphane
    Horizon Hobby Team Member

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    • #3
      Very nice Mike, as usual.
      Love the paint scheme..
      Len Buffinton
      Team Horizon Hobby

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      • #4
        Nice one Jelly, wheres the wings?

        Jeremy and Ben
        SCCAAA TT TN

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        • #5
          Superb! Looking forward to seeing it in person.

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          • #6
            Looks fantastic Michael ! Really beautiful workmanship as are all of your sailplanes.

            Bob

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            • #7
              Thanks fellas! Will try to get it ready for Winimac... and the ASW!

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              • #8
                Nice plane, nice finish, nice photos!!!

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                • #9
                  That's just awesome! Great job as always.

                  Petr

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                  • #10
                    Very nice work Michael. Can't wait to see it fly.

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                    • #11
                      Beauty! You bringing it to our NARCA Aerotow?

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                      • #12
                        Thanks guys! I'm hoping to get it ready for NARCA but don't hold your breath. I still have to mask all those curves on wings and stab/elev that are supposed to resemble feathers! Then put on a clear coat... then put on the huge vinyl 'Texaco' stickers. Still need to finish struts and some cockpit details. Have to make linkages for horns to servos then install receiver, batteries and balance.

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                        • ingrahal
                          ingrahal commented
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                          Sounds like we're in the same boat!

                      • #13
                        Originally posted by ARUP View Post
                        .... I still have to mask all those curves on wings and stab/elev that are supposed to resemble feathers! Then put on a clear coat... then put on the huge vinyl 'Texaco' stickers. ....
                        When your done we'll call you Michealangelo

                        Looking forward to seeing this next Masterpiece!

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                        • #14
                          Hey Doc, you better get crackin'! Huntsville is next week Another star is born....

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                          • #15
                            Come on "Jelly" you can do it, I saw that plane 3 weeks ago when I picked you up to go to Winamac, buckle down

                            Jeremy and Ben
                            SCCAAA TT TN

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