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« Reply #700 on: December 16, 2015, 05:23:53 PM »

More work completed on the modified Veron F-86.  Here's a few pics of the progress.  The nose plug is removable and will be keyed once the trim is set.
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« Reply #701 on: December 17, 2015, 07:56:57 AM »

Sky9pilot, she's looking good.  I will be interested to hear what her all up weight is and how well that extra wing sweep you added work out.  I started a Veron with rubber ideas but haven't gotten back to it in a few years now.
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« Reply #702 on: December 17, 2015, 05:08:31 PM »

Thanks Bulldogger...

I was able to do some tissue application today.  I covered the bottom of the wing and covered the fuselage.  I used the Easy Built Tissue "Silver" and was able to cover the fuselage with two pieces of tissue 3.5" high and sufficient to over lap the ends of the fuselage by .5".  I wet the back side of the silver tissue with Isopropyl Alcohol and began the application of the tissue.

I started smoothing the tissue from mid fuselage to the tail because of the severe taper of the fuselage.  I got it applied with practically no wrinkles.  I then pulled the tissues off the nose and re-spritzed the tissue and repeating the process from mid fuselage to the nose was able to smooth the tissue all the way from top to the bottom.

I was very pleased with this application.  I used glue stick with the red cap seen in the pictures. Got it at the Dollar Store.  Once the tissue had dried I trimmed the first side and started on the second side.  When dry I trimmed the second side and using some white glue thinned with a drop of water to seal the seams top and bottom.  I then added the anti-glare panel on the nose in front of the cockpit.  I held the canopy in place and traced around it to align the anti-glare panel for placement.

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« Reply #703 on: December 17, 2015, 05:14:15 PM »

Your silver tissue looks perfect!! 

Did the Easy Build tissue have some 'stretch' when wet?
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« Reply #704 on: December 17, 2015, 09:38:18 PM »

Thanks Don...yes is does have a bit of stretch.  When the backside is wetted with Isopropyl Alcohol.  Just have to be careful with the gluestick getting washed off the balse frame with the alcohol on the backside of the tissue.  I did have to reapply the gluestick in a couple areas when the tissue was re-wetted.

It was raining outside all day, so I got some more done on the Sabre!

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« Reply #705 on: December 18, 2015, 03:12:46 PM »

Panel lines and more panel lines...done with ultra fine Sharpie.

Also got some markings done with red tissue.  Still have the lettering to do and will try printing the black on the silver tissue. 

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« Reply #706 on: December 19, 2015, 03:21:21 PM »

All done except for a clear prop.  I'm going to be making one with blades from a 2liter soda bottle.  Approximately 5.5" prop so the blades should be stiff enough.  

Got the lettering printed up on the old inkjet on silver tissue.  had to do it twice because it smeared 1st time.  Got to watch the paper coming out of the feed.  Wants to curl up and catch on the ink cartridge door on my machine. :'( Roll Eyes Shocked

Here's the finished markings.
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« Reply #707 on: December 19, 2015, 06:24:51 PM »

Wow! Great job, Tom. You really have the computer-tissue markings drill down pat and they really make the Sabre come alive. Looking forward to spring and the flights.
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« Reply #708 on: December 19, 2015, 10:08:55 PM »

Thanks Tom...still learning. Gotta get some decal paper for the inkjet.  Need that white background!
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« Reply #709 on: December 19, 2015, 11:55:51 PM »

My printer just died and I am shopping for a new one and I hear alot about the Epson brand and their Durabrite inks. Is that the type you have?
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« Reply #710 on: December 20, 2015, 01:22:15 PM »

That is gorgeous Sky9!!  Beautiful work on the decals and panel lines.

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« Reply #711 on: December 20, 2015, 04:38:42 PM »

Tom...Don McLellan is the master at the printed tissue finishes.  I believe his is an Epson.  I have an old HP and have to be very careful in fogging on a coat of Krylon Clear coat.  Has to be very light or it makes my ink run.  Once the fog on coat is dry a second light coat can be added without running the ink.  I hope to get an Epson the next purchase of a printer.  Saw Staples had a real cheap one for $49.95 that's almost identical to my HP printer,scanner, copier and it's wifi and wireless!
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« Reply #712 on: December 20, 2015, 06:39:10 PM »

Your finishes amaze me Tom. That is beautiful.

Merry Christmas.
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« Reply #713 on: December 20, 2015, 07:20:49 PM »

Hi Tom and Tom,

I use an Epson (with Dura Brite ink) and will buy another once my current printer packs it in.  (This is my second Epson).  The ink is resistant to water, alcohol, dope, Krylon etc, but as Tom has mentioned above, it doesn't really soak into silver tissue and will easily smear if some care is not taken.

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« Reply #714 on: December 20, 2015, 07:50:52 PM »

Regarding the Durabrite ink, is that the standard ink that is purchased for refills or is it special and you have to get it from a certain supplier? (I saw that $49.95 special too.)
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« Reply #715 on: December 21, 2015, 12:18:22 AM »

Hi Tom,

I usually buy my Epson ink cartridges from Staples but have also bought a couple of times through Costco.  I think I read somewhere there is a vendor who will refill the Epson cartridges, but not sure about the ink they use.

Make sure the $49.95 printer has a Dura Bright sticker on it.  Also note, that the Epson ink cartridges are not that cheap.  I suspect you will spend more than $49.95 to replace the four cartridges.
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« Reply #716 on: December 21, 2015, 01:15:42 AM »

Tom, it looks fabulous! Stunning finish...

Looking forward to hear about the flying. Make sure to have a camera with you at the big day!

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« Reply #717 on: December 21, 2015, 08:30:55 AM »

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« Reply #718 on: December 21, 2015, 11:01:15 AM »

Thanks for the printer info, Don. I am going Xmas shopping today!
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« Reply #719 on: August 31, 2016, 09:03:43 PM »

Still stuck on jets....Crabby got me with the Mig 15 and just need to finish the prop.  But got started on this one...it's going to be a U2A or C, still deciding on scheme.  I've built in curvature in the wings to simulate the wing flex by having two dihedral breaks and it looks like a smooth upward flex of the wings.  Was able to get the fuselage framed up today and hope to get the stabs built tomorrow.
Here's a potential scheme for the "C" but also maybe build an "A" model.
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« Reply #720 on: August 31, 2016, 11:09:34 PM »

Beautiful bones Tom!!
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« Reply #721 on: September 01, 2016, 04:03:05 AM »

Hi Tom
I am up at 3am running my backyard pump! Getting lots of rain dumped here...Nice work going on! I will post a video of my new Mig soon. As you know I took the more safe approach with my finish. At least I thought so. Spraying stick and tissue with rattlecan silver is a bag of trouble if you don't get real intimate with your framework...every little bump looks like acne, of course it is character-building as you will have to make friends with imperfection, or go to bed with "bay 7" on your mind. It was Dick Baxter who turned me on to jets, with his F-100. He had it at Johnson City one year and it was a floater. Of course mine was a screamer, and a horses ass in between. But if nothing else it was a laugh!
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« Reply #722 on: September 01, 2016, 12:34:12 PM »

Thanks Crabby...I'd like to give the F-100 a try as well.  Hard to imagine a 100 floating but I'd like to have one do that! Where can I find that plan? I didn't find it in the Builder's Plan Gallery.
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« Reply #723 on: September 01, 2016, 02:53:13 PM »

I will upload it later
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« Reply #724 on: September 02, 2016, 06:00:27 PM »

Was finally able to get some more work done on the U2.  Finished the horizontal and vertical stabs, just some finish sanding to complete.  Still trying to decide on the "C" or the "A" model.  Done some fancy foam sanding to try to simulate the "C" intake.  I've decided the "A" intakes would be much easier.  We'll see tomorrow what happens.  The dayglow orange is calling pretty loudly to me! Grin  Roll Eyes Shocked
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