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« on: November 16, 2013, 12:54:17 PM »

So I am building a 20" Comet Taylorcraft just to have some fun up in Racine.

Given that I have built this strictly for indoor, I used 5# wood throughout, laminated tips, sliced ribs, etc.
This is really light compared to any scale jobs I built 30 years ago.

I wanted to get a sense of what is 'best' for a light model like this.

I preshrunk some yellow Esaki on a 1/4" balsa frame and it came out pretty poorly. I ironed it and it was flatter, but not great.
I used some UHU to stick it to the structure, some alcohol to shrink it some (Very little), heat then one coat brushed on about 10% nitrate dope with one drop castor oil.

I haven't done the wings yet. Stab,rudder, fuse sides only.
Wondering if I should change things for the wing.

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 05:29:58 PM »

Mike,
       What do you plan to change?   Think you are right on with your covering so far.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 11:04:56 PM »

Mike,
       What do you plan to change?   Think you are right on with your covering so far.
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Just want to make sure I am on the right track.
Wing tips will look crappy this way I'm sure but not sure if I want to use tissue that was not preshrunk.

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