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« on: September 30, 2020, 11:56:12 AM »

I'm building a RC 4ch GeeBee, but what to cover her with?...I have some blue foam parts, so scared of high heat or paints.........any ideas?...It's a outside flyer, electric power...the power pack from willies nillies is what I will use...
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 10:51:24 AM »

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This is don srull 38" plans....the wing is done, but not covered. This fuse is starting to be laid out....she will have 4ch electric outfit. I have a lemon receiver, and willienilles power package Cheesy
I hope she's lite!
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 07:16:18 PM »

More pictures...more progress.....I'm still trying to be a better builder, so of you fellows have a gift!...anyways onward!!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 07:47:02 PM »

Interesting build Marc - looks like fun.

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I have some blue foam parts, so scared of high heat or paints.........any ideas?
How about a light Oracover film?

https://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products.asp?code=ORALIGHT-T-RED&name=oralight-transparent-red-31-029-covering-film   Hyperflight is in teh Uk but the US equivalent would possibly be Profilm light.

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2020, 07:44:17 AM »

Thank you John for this idea....seems like a light covering. Since my original post, a fellow I know said his graphics company can make a complete 'skin' with all the pinstripe/color change right on the covering.....it's a experimental thing....I will supply him with the plan, and his computer puts everything on it....pull the sticky backing and apply...using a small heat gun to tighten it.....if this works out...I will post pictures...
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 03:52:34 AM »

Sounds good Marc.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 05:19:51 AM »

his graphics company can make a complete 'skin' with all the pinstripe/color change right on the covering.....it's a experimental thing....I will supply him with the plan, and his computer puts everything on it....pull the sticky backing and apply...using a small heat gun to tighten it.....if this works out...I will post pictures...
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Interesting.  For some time there have been Asian ARTF models with pre-printed plastic coverings.  I have made quite a few models with Solarfilm, Profilm type single colour coverings.  These have been shrunk with a heat iron or heat gun.  Using these tools the heat stretching is necessarily localised.  When I have looked at the pre-printed ARTF models all the lines, lettering, etc., have nice straight lines.  It makes me wonder if the covered parts are somehow heat shrunk in an oven or similar so that the shrinking is all done at one time.  Looking forward to seeing how you get on.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 03:17:00 PM »

Beginning to look like a plane......
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 11:49:45 AM »

Bodyfiller added (lite spackle) from Walmart.....I will sand and the attach the tail feathers Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2020, 01:32:13 PM »

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Tail feathers attached, I used the fishing line for hinges...I love them....self neutral, easy to drill holes, tight gap, and if I want to remove...slice thru, then redrill new ones right next to last hinge hole.
Wheels and wheel pants next.....still has a tail heavy attitude....but with batt and wheels...Huh
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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2020, 07:05:27 PM »

Marc do you sew the surfaces on with thin fishing line?

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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2020, 02:16:27 PM »

John, no sewing....I just take a small drill, and put a hole where I want it, then put all my fishing line pieces( I cut them 3/4" each) in those holes, super glue drip...it will wick up into the wood...the drill holes on the other part, slide everything together, drip on drop on that side...and shes done! I did a test pieces 1st to test the way I do it...and the strength is amazing...the wood will break before any slip!
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 08:08:44 PM »

Interesting - thanks Marc.

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