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Old 09-08-2018, 02:24 PM
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I ordered a new cowl for my Laser and when I was putting it on, I realized that the hole for the longer 3mm screw in the bottom was not drilled... It might be a little challenging to get the hole in the right place, but I'm sure I'll be fine. I definitely don't remember drilling out the original one. Unless I'm going crazy...

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Itís not drilled because the cowls that come with the plane are drilled at the factory and only math that particular fuselage , itís impossible for a replacement cowl to match up perfectly with every other fuselage that has been drilled. The easiest thing to do is use a piece of painters tape, put it on the fuse and over the hole on the damaged cowl, mark where the hole is on the tape then peel the tape off the cowl but leave it on the fuselage. Install the new cowl and flip the tape down on it, the mark on the tape should be exactly where the hole was on the old cowl.

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Old 09-08-2018, 02:29 PM
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Both methods are ingenious
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:27 AM
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OK...if I get the printed scheme which wax is recommend and what to use for wipe down after flight? Also, Ultracote seems to be impervious to using alcohol to clean up uncured epoxy and I've also been able to remove CA adhesive with nitromethane on Ultracote without harming the surface.
Wondering if the printed surface is as durable?
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:35 AM
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I hate indecision......

OK...if I get the printed scheme which wax is recommend and what to use for wipe down after flight? Also, Ultracote seems to be impervious to using alcohol to clean up uncured epoxy and I've also been able to remove CA adhesive with nitromethane on Ultracote without harming the surface.
Wondering if the printed surface is as durable?
Windex cleans it very nice
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:05 PM
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I hate indecision......

OK...if I get the printed scheme which wax is recommend and what to use for wipe down after flight? Also, Ultracote seems to be impervious to using alcohol to clean up uncured epoxy and I've also been able to remove CA adhesive with nitromethane on Ultracote without harming the surface.
Wondering if the printed surface is as durable?
It is durable and I use Lucas slick mist
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:15 PM
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You are overthinking it a little too much. Just choose whichever you like best and keep repairs in your mind.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:36 AM
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So far I'm 2 months in and really don't see much difference between the printed and regular covering, well except that the printed scheme gets tons of stares and comments at the field. I use turtle wax, wax as u dry product at the end of the day to keep her looking great.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:45 AM
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So far I'm 2 months in and really don't see much difference between the printed and regular covering, well except that the printed scheme gets tons of stares and comments at the field. I use turtle wax, wax as u dry product at the end of the day to keep her looking great.
I second that. I have 80 flights on mine had it since the beginning of the year and still looks the same
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:29 AM
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After flying my Laser this morning, a friend said, "Have you considered selling all your other planes and just flying this one."

Yes, it's that good.
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Old 09-15-2018, 01:27 PM
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I hate indecision......

OK...if I get the printed scheme which wax is recommend and what to use for wipe down after flight? Also, Ultracote seems to be impervious to using alcohol to clean up uncured epoxy and I've also been able to remove CA adhesive with nitromethane on Ultracote without harming the surface.
Wondering if the printed surface is as durable?
Nitro acetone and other solvents will damage the printed scheme

Alcohol is ok

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Old 09-15-2018, 05:29 PM
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Nitro acetone and other solvents will damage the printed scheme

Alcohol is ok

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When I cleaned up the epoxy around my hinges on my Demonstrator, denatured alcohol affected the print. Be careful with alcohol too.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:17 PM
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When I cleaned up the epoxy around my hinges on my Demonstrator, denatured alcohol affected the print. Be careful with alcohol too.
Might have been version 1?
My printed laser didnít get affected by isopropyl alcohol
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:18 PM
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:21 PM
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She is pretty
Except for the bottom of the rudder I dragged it all weekend long at the 2018 3D Harvest Huck. Love this airplane
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