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« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2022, 11:49:38 AM »

Ok Victor I hope to meet you next month at Kitty Hawk Field. Please bring the other models you have finished . We like to watch good flyers.  Allen
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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2022, 05:10:19 PM »

I hope to be there. But after thinking long and hard about driving for a living, I decided to make a change in career paths and get behind the parts counter instead of sharing the road for 40+hours a week with crazy people while delivering them. So I will be low man in the pecking order and working evenings and weekends for a while. Maybe after the boss sees that I'm in it for the long haul, he will give me the privilege of scheduling off one Sat a month.
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« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2022, 01:07:00 PM »

Hey Victor, Great looking ship. Im starting on my go devil this week. So did you preshrink the tissue before application? The covering job looks top notch.

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« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2022, 03:41:51 PM »

Thank you sir. I did not preshrink most of the covering which is thinned Eze Dope over Esaki. The vertical stab covering was doped and shrunk prior to attaching to the structure and the horizontal was covered with raw Esaki, then sprayed with Krylon after the glued dried. The latter usually works well for me when I want a covering that will never draw up tight, but it did shrink up some. I had to float some 99% alcohol on it to get it to relax again so I could hopefully get it to stay flat. If not I will recover with the method used on the vertical.
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