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3D Vertigo build, any interest in a build?

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by -Rick-, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Yes, my condolences as well. Lost my mom on 1/3/21 after four years in a dementia ward, she's much happier now that she with my dad.
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    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    That would be beautiful! Glad you made her (and you) happy! My mother was a 5 minute walk away from me yet I couldn't go in to visit her since March last year.

    Thank you for the comments guys.

    You know it could happen any day, you expect it to happen. But yet when it does happen it catch's you by surprise.
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    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Back at the plane again. Had to shape the two extensions for the cobra cowl. I did them in one piece, when I was happy with the fit I cut them very very carefully in half. They turned 20210210_192245.jpg 20210210_192153.jpg 20210210_192245.jpg 20210210_192153.jpg 20210216_185354.jpg 20210216_185354.jpg out good enough for me!
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    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Here I go with the pictures again!
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    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Next up was fitting the canopy. Was a bit nervous about this as you only get one shot at doing it right. But I have it to a perfect fit. 20210216_173934.jpg
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    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Now to cut out the cockpit. There no template of any sort to do this so it is trail and fit. Same as the canopy.

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    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Now on to covering after I fix all the workshop dings! It had many, not just from me do also from the guy that started building the fuse.

    We tried to match a paint to match the monokote green but it could not be done, so I am going to cover the cowl. Put a small piece of the monokote and ironed it onto the bottom of the cowl on low heat. Right after I did that I peeled it off to see how good it would hold, not very. But after I let it sit for 45 minutes I could not peel it off without pulling the monokote apart!! I had to sand it off!! I was told that it will only work on a unpainted cowl. Which mine is. I also tried to put a bit on some plastic that the canopy was cut from. I used windex to put it on then after it dried I went over it with low heat, same results as the cowl.

    I have used vinyl to wrap a cowl and after a year it still looks great. So we will see how monokote does.
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    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Forgot about cutting the cobra vents in the sides of the cowl. Again very carefully with a dermal.

    20210216_185319.jpg 20210216_185327.jpg
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  9. Covered a complete fiberglass fuselage with Monokote back in the day.
    Must be polyester not epoxy
    Iron on high heat
    Start in middle and iron in a circular pattern working your way to the edges.
    Pull the snot out of the covering while iron, use stretch rather than shrink.
    When my old friend ask me to cover his fuselage with Monokote, I laughed and said it would never work, then he took me to a booth at Toledo where they had several covered with Monokote, pretty sure the company was from Ohio, maybe AHS or something like that. They had a whole line of glass fuselage/foam wing airplanes, his was 1/4 scale Laser. Had to be before 1994.
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    -Rick- 70cc twin V2

    Thank you I will try that, but not on high heat. I am quiet sure that would melt the cowl. It is very thin.

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