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Reply #400 - May 6th, 2020 at 7:33pm
 
OK. Made some standoffs of hardwood, and tried the covers on the gear. Certainly Stand Off scale, but with some twiddling and adjusting, these will work OK.
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Reply #401 - May 10th, 2020 at 3:54pm
 
And, just because I can
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Reply #402 - May 10th, 2020 at 4:59pm
 
Looking good, Sandy!
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Reply #403 - May 10th, 2020 at 6:04pm
 
Thanks Steve. Todd wants me to put tape on the fabric parts......jeeez that'll add another 3 years.
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Reply #404 - Jul 30th, 2020 at 7:34pm
 
I really hate covering,so practise, practise, practise. Pick small flat areas and try to keep the wrinkles out.  Undecided   Not attached yet of course...

Get a few surfaces done and I'll try glassing ...... Angry
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Reply #405 - Aug 30th, 2020 at 7:41pm
 
Well, another SNAFU!
Found the right elevator half had warped - Vaillencourt had them made from a lite ply trailing edge frame with ribs to the large leading edge.... Huh Sign   The counter balance had twisted so it stuck up into the wind stream....
Anyway, went to cover them ...crapolla.
Took a while with water and heat and twisting t'other way in jigs and BBQ skewer pins epoxied in from the end, and "think"  they're right. They'll do.
cover them now, can't attached to rudder structure till that's glued on...
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Reply #406 - Oct 6th, 2020 at 2:47pm
 
Well, not pretty but kinda done. Now the fuse.....

Think I am Going to have to put pinking tape on, at least a bit to cover some of the sh** errors.
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Reply #407 - Oct 7th, 2020 at 3:52pm
 
Fingers wrote on Oct 6th, 2020 at 2:47pm:
Well, not pretty but kinda done. Now the fuse.....

Think I am Going to have to put pinking tape on, at least a bit to cover some of the sh** errors.



At least Todd will like the addition of the pinking tape!
So maiden will be Oct 6th 2023?  Cheesy
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Reply #408 - Oct 7th, 2020 at 4:07pm
 
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Reply #409 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 12:34pm
 
Certainly not trying to rush you at all Sandy. I don't think this project and rush can be used in the same sentence anyway.

Only extrapolating the maiden date from your comments earlier  Grin


Thanks Steve. Todd wants me to put tape on the fabric parts......jeeez that'll add another 3 years.
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Reply #410 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 12:56pm
 
. Beating A Dead Horse Fun Bat No One Wins Margaree Night

Have to make a little hatch that fit on top of the fuse for filling the front tank. Have the hatch made actually, now a box for the fuel line to come up.
Small hinge, and a RE magnet to hold down...should work. Fuel dot underneath...

I THINK the AADD shit is done. Make some tape from the covering, iron on. Start glassing the fuse...yeah 2023 might be doable... Im Happy
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Reply #411 - Nov 19th, 2020 at 3:20pm
 
I have no idea what I'm doing here. I tried 1 piece of glass cloth on the other side, but the compound curves kind of made it suck.
This side is 3 pieces.
Chicken and egg shit - I'd like to cover the stringers on the fuse - back end. Once that is done I can finish the holes for rods and stuff. Can't cover the rear without the glass base on the sheeting up front, because the fabric goes over the glass.

As glen and I were laughing, fortunately the Hurricanes tended to be rode hard and put away wet - lots of dents and wear. Photos I have of real ones show they hardly have a flat panel on them.
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Reply #412 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 4:20pm
 
Start gift wrapping the fuse......make a template to cut the solartex
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Reply #413 - Dec 6th, 2020 at 8:44pm
 
When I was a kid, I was never allowed to play with scissors. Partly because I was a klutz and would run with them, and also because I'm left-handed and in those days you seldom saw left-handed scissors. So never learned to use them properly... Blue Mooning

So crud...this is an exercise! Fortunately LHS are now readily available so I have a pair....

For the detail minded guys (Glen and MikeP), I doubt the "pink" is to scale, but SB 9 to the scale inch. The cuts aren't even reeeaaallllyyyy straight, but screwt.  Fun Bat
Todd, try scissors instead of cutting each notch by hand...
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Reply #414 - Dec 7th, 2020 at 4:21pm
 
When are pinking tapes straight? You mean you've done them "scale"  Grin
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Reply #416 - Dec 14th, 2020 at 6:56pm
 
OK. First bit of covering on the fuse. Stuck the tail on just to see. Some panel marking there was well for the primer. My lord I did a wonderful job on this....
BUT   Wall Bash  this covering is so old, (how old is it?), that the adhesive is pretty well shot. Glen loaned me some Balsarite and it almost helps, but there are a few areas where the shit just doesn't stick. Crap... Crappy Day Margaree Night   So, I spent the weekend looking for fabric covering, like Coverite, 21st Century, blah blah nothing nada. Well some in the States, but either Horizon won't ship it to Canada, or Balsausa uses UPS and all their related extra costs.
Found a roll in Canada, Antique instead of white, but that might match the wooden front of the fuse. And since everything is to be painted, who cares. Anyway, this is coming off and will be replaced by the new 21st century. And I WILL be smearing Glen's Balsarite all over the sucker....
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Reply #417 - Dec 14th, 2020 at 8:40pm
 
Sandy , I did some research on your covering "Coverite 21st Century Fabric White" apparently it is discontinued and no longer produced. AMR in Quebec still sells it but have no white in stock. Also Great Hobbies same thing no white in stock. I couldn't even find any on eBay. sorry but it looks like you will have to use something other than Coverite.
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Reply #418 - Dec 14th, 2020 at 10:05pm
 
Thanks Kevin, but as I said, I did find a roll of coverite in Antique. It will be close to the colour of the balsa fuse up front so there shouldn't be a noticable colour shift.
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