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  • #46
    Nice cockpit paint! Perfect... Good work

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    • #47
      Thanks Gunny,

      While I wait for the Cockpit paint to cure, a splash of Red for the wings....I'll have to put the spoiler caps on eventually.

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      Glued on the Aileron and connected the servo ( trimmed the servo horn and a little yellow shrink tubing to hide the threads. )

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      • JimD
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        Nice touch!

      • Gene C
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        Second that! What about weight gain? (Ha,Ha) but whats the flying weight now?

      • MarnochS
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        That the $64 question.......Probably on the higher end of the range I would guess.
        Getting closer to the "nose weight" portion of the program.

    • #48
      Danger Will Robinson, Danger........Canopy installation........

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      After a minor comment from Jim......I put some blue tape on the front of the canopy with an Arrow.......

      Electronics integration completed so the Rudder tray was installed.

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      • #49
        The moment of Truth - accompanied by some ZAP Formula 560 canopy glue.

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        Now the interesting thing will be to get the orange clamp off....

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        • Gene C
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          Interesting situation? but I believe you can pull it off.

        • Swiss1
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          You could have attached a thread to the clamp first and run it out through the tow release opening so you could just pull on it, or just put your hand through the wheel opening!

        • MarnochS
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          Got the clamp off,....combination of micro flyer pushrod with a Z-bend as the clamp has a small hole drilled in the arms .....and a carbon rod.
          Of course this is after I got the canopy unglued from the airframe.

      • #50
        Put things together to start the balancing process......and see how things look with the Canopy on and Spoilers up.

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        • #51
          Oh boy... isn't that pretty! I betcha can't wait to fly it! Did 'Inspector Cat' approve?

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          • #52
            Beautiful !

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            • #53
              trim on the canopy.......
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              • #54
                And it fly's.......quit wonderfully I might add, excels at working the smallest thermal bubbles, very nimble
                Balance is at 7 inches back from the leading edge root.

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                Trifecta of fun .....Swallow, Bidule, and Traeger BBQ ( saturday nite BBQ - smoked Ribs and then fresh baked cookies )
                Last edited by MarnochS; 01-01-2019, 07:49 PM.

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                • Gene C
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                  Outstanding Scott, and that includes the cookies.

              • #55
                how funny i'd have taken a photo of this........

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                • MarnochS
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                  Probably the wonderful aroma of Hickory smoke wafting through the flight line.......
                  Last edited by MarnochS; 10-26-2018, 11:52 PM.

              • #56
                Absolutely beautiful and inspiring. Thank you!

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