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Covering questions

Discussion in 'Covering and Painting' started by Flyingjon, Jan 14, 2016.

   
  1. JAG

    JAG 70cc twin V2

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    Are those hardwood dowels?
     
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  2. Flyingjon

    Flyingjon 70cc twin V2

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    Yes they are. I glued them in, then marked for my hinges, used a hot soldering iron as a center punch to keep the drill bit from wandering, and then drilled them out. After that I sanded them down to match the bevel.
     
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  3. Flyingjon

    Flyingjon 70cc twin V2

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    Well I've been working on this thing most evenings except this evening. I have the base coat of yellow on everything except the ailerons. Now I'm ready to start adding the colors that really make it pop! I've got an order in for paint at Wings West RC. I'm going to give their paint matching skills a shot. Kinda pricey to use their whole system, but good paint ain't cheap!
     
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    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

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    VERY NICE!!!:yesss:
     
  5. Flyingjon

    Flyingjon 70cc twin V2

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    Slowly but surely.... The light in the garage doesn't do this metallic teal justice. I'm down to one aileron and the stabs and elevators!! I'm really getting excited about this thing by now. The paint should be here mid week and I hope to be ready for it by then. I can't wait to get it all together and see how it looks in the sun, preferably 6 feet in front of me in a hover!
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    ericrs 70cc twin V2

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    Look really good!!
     
  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

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    Very nice! Did you go with the Monokote Metalic Teal? Reason I ask, I purchased some of that some years back. It has to be one of the prettiest colors every made.
     
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    Flyingjon 70cc twin V2

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    Yes sir it is! I pretty much had a color scheme figured out until I walked into the hobby shop and saw this.... Then plans HAD to change! The only problem is paint matching; I had to give up on that and modify the scheme so I don't have any of our running into the cowl or hatch.
     
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    Flyingjon 70cc twin V2

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    Well it's getting very near completion! I've got the bottom of one stab left and then it's on to paint! I just had to get it out in the sun to see how it looked! I'm lovin it!!

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    Sorry for the fuzzy photo...
     
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