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Dec 19th, 2015 at 11:30am
 
Hey guys,
Just ordered my winter plane build, the sig Kougar...
I definitely will need help, its been 20yrs since I've build a kit Shocked
Needs some hints for glue, covering colour, epoxy ect. Smiley
What do you recommend, and where can I buy? Roll Eyes
http://sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmart.exe/DetailProduct.html?L+Sig+dxkw2756+_Dimagef...

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Reply #1 - Dec 19th, 2015 at 1:49pm
 
Bumped into Les and Todd in the Xmas Toy store on Windmill rd. and Todd suggested using high gloss solartex fabric for the covering...sounds like a plan. . available from AMR in Montreal, Now I just need to save a few pennies to pay for it.

In thinking the Thunderbird scheme would be the way to go for the finish?
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Reply #2 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 11:38am
 
Huh..I guess everyone is working on there own projects Sad

I'm going to use the reliable Evo NX60 with the Jett exhaust Roll Eyes should be fast enough I guess...
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Reply #3 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 1:41pm
 
Nice choose Jack!  That will move a Kouger along real nice in deed. Cheesy

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Reply #4 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 7:01pm
 
Hi Jack. I recommend CA thin and CA medium for most of the construction. Also, 30 minute Epoxy for wing joints, firewall,etc. You could thin down the epoxy to paint the engine compartment for fuel proofing. If you need help, call. This will be an excellent flyer. Rae.
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Reply #5 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 9:22pm
 
they still make and sell the cougar Jack?  I think I was flying one of those somewhere around 1945 or so.  lol

A great airplane, you'll like it.

Keep that workbench organized and clean!
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Reply #6 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 9:35pm
 
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Reply #7 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 6:59am
 
Good advice Rae, picked some up when I bumped into les Smiley
Al, I was doing that yesterday Shocked

I'm thinking the small block .60 might be 2 big😉
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Reply #8 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 12:22pm
 
Just cleaning out the Garage/workshop/toyshop snr. Al.....
seems like ill need a gross of xacto blades, better preflight the bandsaw...

Post office says santas arriving early tomorrow...   Egyptian Dancer

Al, which glue should I use for skinning the foam core wing? Huh Anyone

Wow, the King Kobra sure  looks like it might be a follow up build.. Roll Eyes

Todd, do you know of another source for the Solartex, AMR is all out Shocked
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Reply #9 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 3:57pm
 
Use a real slow cure epoxy. Or you can try what I do, 3M-77 contact cement. If you want to try the 3M-77 it will be a bunch lighter. Too much to say here on that. Give me a call and I'll give you the info.
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Reply #10 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 8:10pm
 
Yak Man wrote on Dec 21st, 2015 at 3:57pm:
Use a real slow cure epoxy. Or you can try what I do, 3M-77 contact cement. If you want to try the 3M-77 it will be a bunch lighter. Too much to say here on that. Give me a call and I'll give you the info.

Ok Wil call tomorrow Cool
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Reply #11 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 12:37pm
 
Thanks for the call Al...
I now have $90 worth of glue Grin
Ok, band saw preflight complete dug out my Stanley plane ,haven't used that in 25yrs...🤓

Where's the d..... Mailman😠
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Reply #12 - Dec 22nd, 2015 at 12:51pm
 
It's here...great job.. Great Hobbies
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Reply #13 - Dec 23rd, 2015 at 6:53am
 
Like me. don't you have to leave excited it under the tree for a little but longer?
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Reply #14 - Dec 23rd, 2015 at 11:19am
 
Yes, mrs Santa confiscated it right away... Shocked
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Reply #15 - Dec 23rd, 2015 at 11:20am
 
The use of 3M77 for skinning wings is great.
My bandsaw is still under the tree, hopefully along with a new dremel.

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Reply #16 - Dec 24th, 2015 at 7:14am
 
Yes mark, the band saw is great, but too big for the job sometimes. I picked up a mini hobbie plane from Canadian tire when I picked up the 3m glue.
I also have the excessory tool add on box of heads for the Drexel tool, picked that up at princess auto.. Wink

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Reply #17 - Dec 29th, 2015 at 2:03pm
 
Good plane Jack....

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   I had one as well Al, but mine was vintage '79 (that's 19.. not 18.. you bunch of .....). didn't get a lot of mileage on it; didn't land any better back then  Angry

Did get a lot of mile of Mike Pothier's. He had one painted in epoxy camoflage and it weighed high side of 10 pounds. Still flew like a Kougar tho.
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Reply #18 - Dec 29th, 2015 at 11:53pm
 
Mine was a hand me down from bernie leroux and was pretty tattered when I got it.  Cowl was gone.  The canopy was just a windscreen with a ping pong ball pilot with scarf blowing in the breeze.  Great airplane, flew it for a long time and hundreds of flights.

Once at Maragree I had it parked beside a fence there and at some point the fence fell over and crushed poor little ping pong man.  After all that poor sucker had been through with Bernie and then me throwing him around the sky, a fence blown over by the wind took him out.  lol
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Reply #19 - Jan 1st, 2016 at 1:04pm
 
Good one Al,
My Kit is now out of bond and am allowed to look in the box...oooo lots of Balsa in there Shocked
I have to recover my basement from the Garbage pile there, pickup was boxing day...
Will start the build soon... Roll Eyes

I'm thinking of an os .46 instead of the evo 60, save that one for the King Cobra... Wink

anyone have a nice os .46 lying around? Huh Silly Aviator
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