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Pilot 40% 330 Recover and Build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by stangflyer, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    That's the plan. :way_to_go:
  2. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Getting there! And of course your covering work is impeccable :).
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  3. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Aww shucks. Yer jus sayin' that. Thanks...
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  4. I like what you've done so far and am quite sure I will like what's to come. Keep at it!
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  5. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Is it just me or are any of you guys not getting notified of thread updates? I ask because I have not received any updates on this thread in quite a while. The only time I have seen any posts on the previous page is just now, not to mention this page. . . . . :face-palm:.

    Hey Rob, the big Extra is going to look AWESOME, Buddy. . . . . :yesss:.
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  6. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Maybe check your settings to follow thread. I know I don't get updates if I have not selected threads to follow. So I made it easy on myself. I follow "ALL" of them. Lol
    Thanks... I think the 330 will look pretty cool when done.
  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Speaking of covering.... I managed to pull off three hours after work to do a little more covering.
    Bottom of the left stab/elevator. Lines drawn and time to make the white colorful.
    First stripes going on...
    All stripes on...
    And now next to the right stab/elevator assembly...
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    And as it will look on the plane...
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    Once again it's that time to find my comfy bed. More tomorrow fellas. Thank you all for staying tuned in.
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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    No covering the last few days fellas. Had to make a real "REAL" quick trip to Portland last night to rescue my daughter. And of course, Today I just had to...maiden the Twisted Hobbies Edge. What a neat little p.o.f. LOL. Back to the covering in a few days.:way_to_go:
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  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Hey everyone... had to make an emergency trip this week to Portland to rescue my daughter, (This you already know), yesterday I repaired all the damage from her little encounter with the evil snow. And so back to the 330 recover. It is sort of a pity this covering is going bye bye. It's really in pretty nice condition.
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    As with all wing recovers, I remove the top first.
    Once the top is removed,
    off comes her bottom covering. And now we have bare bones.
    20180225_105131.jpg 20180225_105236.jpg
    Now is the time for inspection and repair anything that looks questionable. Other than a few scars and gouges from the factory, no damage to the wing panel at all. I will however be making a modification to the wingtips. I don't care for the aileron not being flush with the wing tip to make accommodations for the s.f.g's.
    So I will add 1/4" balsa stock to the end of the aileron to bring it flush.
    I don't use side force generators and the finished look is much more appealing.

    Ok, that's the right wing "scalped". Before I start covering I will also go over the entire surface and spot in a little balsa filler where needed.

    Now however, time to strip the left wing panel.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2018
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  10. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    While you're in there, GREAT time to install some tip lights!!!:fist_pump:
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