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    Apparently, I can't leave well enough alone..............did I mention ......I like the color orange........

    It all started by...... a heat gun with a puropse.......and a pair a tweezer.......

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    Some extra attachment area was added and then.....

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    4:1 thinned Poly-Tak was applied to the surfaces to be glued. Then thinner was applied to the fabric as it touched the surfaces.

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    Then Poly-Brush to seal the Fabric......almost all the full size kit built EX3 have the pink stuff

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  • #2
    While I wait for the 3/4 pinked tapes from http://PinkedTapes.com , converting the flaps to top driven to hide the control linkage.

    inserts are made with 0.060 G10 material. 4-40 washer on either side of the ball link for spacing to clear the body

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    • #3
      Rudder / Fin internal composition

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      • #4
        Pinking Tapes added - talked with http://PinkedTapes.com about applying the perimeter 2" wrap tape. They suggested using the heat forming technique but at 350 degrees. I was a apprehensive but gave it a shot......and it worked great.

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        • #5
          My technique for doing the wrap

          apply a coat of Poly-Brush to the center.......

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          Iron on the 2" tape at 200 F ( mark the center line of the 2" tape for a guide ) ....then apply more Poly-Brush to the center of the tape to keep it from moving around .

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          Dial the Iron up to 350 and start forming , the tighter radius need a little care not to get folds in the tape.

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          Things looked a little odd but formed up nicely ..... then a coat of Poly-Brush .

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          • #6
            The Wings......... Some filling and removal to smooth thing out

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            Removing some material so the fabric will bow between the ribs

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            Some UniLights Strobe/NAV ( DUAL 14F-320x2 RTWE & GNWE ) mounts.

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            • #7
              UniLight SPOT35F-160x2 for each wing

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              Fabric time

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              Poly-Brush

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              • #8
                I love the lights, the quality is second to none. Great job Scot.
                Len Buffinton
                Team Horizon Hobby

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                • #9
                  Thanks Len, the strobes are ....well ....pretty bright.....inside a small garage.


                  Tapes...tapes....and more tapes....both sides of both wings..

                  the fuselage made it's way out of the box in preparation of recovering and ....well .....kinda big.

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                  • #10
                    Movie Build Sunday....and painting

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                    The Goal .....found a picture of a Orange / silver CarbonCub that's just a little underexposed and made the standard Nevada Silver seem a little darker........so I decided to go with Rancho Silver ( 222M ). I found that the Nevada Silver "disappears" at about 800" on the P51/Pawnee. and .......From the 1950 Color chart....Omaha Orange......

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                    Found the Strut covers already had the cut-outs made for "folding" the struts for storage.

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                    Recovering the landing gear in Polyfiber light from the original Ultracote.

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                    MarnochS
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                    Last edited by MarnochS; 07-29-2021, 12:11 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Poly-Spray on the tail surfaces

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                      • #12
                        Uh-oh.....

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                        1/2 oz fiberglass

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                        Last edited by MarnochS; 07-27-2021, 02:30 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Orange leading edge stripes for the tail feathers.
                          Made some patters on poster size card stock and then transferred to paint mask.
                          First step was to paint the silver surfaces white and then orange - using PPG Omni LV - Omaha Orange ( 60156 - FORD ).

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                          I think I like it.....

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                          Last edited by MarnochS; 07-28-2021, 12:29 AM.

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                          • #14
                            It's the Great Pumpkin...Charlie Brown

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                            some sundry items:
                            moved the VHF antenna over to the center and added a base.
                            Tow Release got a G10 - 0.040 base too.

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                            Last edited by MarnochS; 07-29-2021, 12:01 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Wing Strut Jury Strut attachment band ........how to hold it for painting?........carbon tube and popsicle sticks

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                              While I build up the courage to cut back the firewall the 49mm..... a little hanger flying.

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                              Last edited by MarnochS; 07-31-2021, 01:52 AM.

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