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    So to prevent hijacking another thread I thought I'd start with updates on mine and with the lighting and covering progress. The Peter Goldsmith Sapphire EDF sailplane. Main structure is now complete short of some sheeting once I figure out the power plant installation. Going with a similar covering scheme to my Foxbat and have quickly realized I did not order nearly enough of the red. I am making mine a night flyer and so far am very pleased with the light setup.

    I mounted the rows of LED strips vertically inside the wing. One row in front of the spar faces forward and 2 rows behind facing back. The light seems evenly distributed and quite visible. At least in the garage anyway. Only downside is it really washes out the transparent red. I like it though and look forward to getting the other side covered tonight hopefully.

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    Great stuff! I pumped up your photos for you!

    BTW, for anyone wanting to do this, here's the procedure... Make your post to the forum as normal. Then click edit. At the bottom you will see photo insert prompts. For each photo, place your cursor where you'd like to have the photo appear in the message and then click the size you want (medium or large is fine). You will get an error message, but the photo will appear. You can then do subsequent photos the same way. If you screw up, better to cancel the edit and start again. Trust me, you can make a mess otherwise.

    So, I've now hijacked the thread that prevented a hijack. Silly me!
    Team PowerBox Systems Americas ............You can't buy happiness. But, you can buy a sailplane and that's pretty darn close.

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    • #3
      Great thanks!

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      • #4
        Cool! I really like the VW KG, too!

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        • ARUP
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          VW Karmann Ghia! I'm guessing it is a '68. I'd like to have a '58 low light KG. It would sit great next to my '57 and '59 TypeI Käfers!

        • FiremanBill
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          It is a 71 ARUP. I hated those big gawdy turn signals so I got rid of them, filled the holes and put the early bullets on it.

        • ARUP
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          Did you do a similar treatment for the rear ones, then? Your Falcon is cool, too! '64?

      • #5
        So I got the rest of the wing complete and started on the lights in the tail over the weekend between weddings and kids visiting from Virginia. lol Will post pics of the tail when I get them finished.

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        • #6
          Love the reflecting light effect! Nice work.

          Jeremy
          SCCAAA TT TN

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          • #7
            So I got some more done last night. Coming along nicely.

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