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Show Me the Biplanes!!!!

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Bipeguy03, Mar 18, 2015.

   
  1. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Very good looking scheme. I am sure it will look awesome on the Ultimate. You do some really fine work. Hey, by the way....may contact you down the road for ideas on the big Stang. I really do not want to use covering. But I have never done any glassing of an airframe. I have always been afraid of adding too much weight. And weight on this big warbird is definitely something I can do without.
     
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  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Any time Rob.
    Glassing and painting can be done with a reasonable weight gain, and you absolutely cannot use WrinkleCote on a giant Warbird with a cool ass Kolm, it would be a sacrilege.;)
     
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  3. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Well the Krill Ultimate made it to my house last night and tonight I started tinkering with it by fixing the miss aligned canopy and cowl bolts. I'll be starting a new thread for it tomorrow sometime and post some pics.
     
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  4. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Sub'd :) already!
     
  5. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    1/2 oz glass and Minwax water based polyurethane is about as heavy as monocote. Here's my 1st (and only) practice run at glass and Minwax. Scratch built so that kept the weight down but this is 8 lbs even, perfect for pattern planes. Paint is water based but clear coat is automotive grade.

    BA 5-14-11 006.JPG
     
  6. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    @dhal22 ,
    That's 8 pounds of shear beauty right there. . . . . :yesss:
     
  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Seriously!!! That is freaking amazing. So, about the same as Monokote? I suppose there is no real difference between Mono and Ultracote right? It looks as if I may be going this route then. Thanks bro. for the info.:way_to_go:
     
  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Help me understand something please? When you say 1/2 ounce. Are you referring to 1/2 per square inch, square foot? Or the cloth is 1/2 ounce. How much is that? You see? I am not really trying to be a smart ass. I just truly apologize for being so ignorant when it comes to this glassing and painting tech. stuff.
     
  9. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    1/2 ounce per square yard for 1/2 ounce cloth.
     
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  10. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Yep, let the moisture cook off from the water based minwax poly u and water based paint and there's very minimal weight gain. A hard shell of automotive clear coat isn't that much more weight. But calculate your model build time then double it if you decide to paint it.
     
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