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Old 10-26-2019, 10:53 AM
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Plugs

I know Im adding other stuff. But the 126" Cap 232 Plugs are 80% there.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:58 AM
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Haven't seen an update in a few days. How are thing coming along?

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Old 11-05-2019, 12:42 PM
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Laser work gets in the way. LOL Next week week I will be on some updates. Starting the covering process.
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Extra 330 and Cap 232

Getting the Extra sanded and ready to cover. In between I have been working on the new Cap 232 126" as well. We just started looking at all the parts seeing the fit and finish. Started dry fitting the fuse parts and the cowl plugs are done ready for the parting boards.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:59 AM
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Covering the Stabs

Back at it after a little break. Our prototype is going to a Airline Captain. Long time customer. Said I want it, we came up with a scheme that has his four Captain strips on the bottom.

When I can I draw the scheme in Cad and cut the covering like I have for 16 years. The cover cuts like paper. I use peg board as a table. Primarily because you can square up the covering on either axis. Last on these big planes I never use a covering Iron more than once. Covering planes since 1985. Nothing to me replaces a new Iron for smooth not wear on the shoe to a great result. So call me crazy but for that little bit of money, Ill take it.
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:03 AM
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Covering

Capping the the areas on the stabs.
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:51 PM
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Horiz Stabs

Getting ready to gap seal the stabs. Will then cut and line up striping. Once done will finish the black strips.
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:00 PM
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What covering film are you using? I love the smell of Monokote! Brings back memories on all the previous builds.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:48 AM
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We use Ultracote. I switched many years ago. Unless a customer wants monokte specifically.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:09 PM
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Gap sealing

This is a quick view of the gap seal. I will continue the strips next.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:06 PM
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Covering Horiz Stabs

Making it all flow. Blue is next.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:07 PM
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Horiz Stabs

Waiting on the black trim to finish up the stabs. Will move onto the wings next.
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Old 12-11-2019, 05:52 PM
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Nice job on the gap seals. I really get nervous using a heat gun on the balsa sheeted foam.

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Old 12-12-2019, 08:10 AM
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Doesn't take alot of heat to lay it down. Main thing in my experience is nice clean surface, apply just enough heat slowing work to a corner. Also as your pushing the covering down keep applying pressure for 10-15 seconds to let it stick.
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Old 12-12-2019, 10:28 AM
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Do you 3D your own plugs for cowls and the such?
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