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Covering questions

Discussion in 'Covering and Painting' started by Flyingjon, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Flyingjon

    Flyingjon 70cc twin V2

    I have been working up the nerve to do a recover job on my 91" extra. The covering isn't too bad but I'm wanting a different scheme.
    Does someone have a good estimate of how many rolls of Ultracote it would take to do a bird this size? My rough estimate would be five to six 78" rolls.
    I'm looking for any tips on doing this job so fire away with your techniques, tricks, and help. I understand you want to cover back to front and bottom to top and to fill in the tight corners and curves with smaller pieces first.

    I'm going to do a simple scheme in two colors probably, with maybe a few small stripes in a third color.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. yakken

    yakken 100cc

    Took two 10meter rolls to do my 40% jtec
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  3. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Basically you said it all. When I covered my 30% plane I used a roll and half of covering from value hobbies that are 15' each. Getting ready to start a recover on a 33% edge next week. Started pulling parts off of it this morning.
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  4. Flyingjon

    Flyingjon 70cc twin V2

    You should show the progress here in this thread. Give me something to look at.
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  5. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    I plan to start a new thread just for the Edge prolly on sunday night when I completely clean my bench to get started on it. Will post a link as soon as I do.
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  6. kork

    kork 70cc twin V2

    I am no expert but have done enough to know what doesn't work.

    My advice would be to use Ultracote for your first covering job. It lays down and works better on radius edges and will shrink up nice.
    When you lay over another piece use really low heat and you will end up with no wrinkles.
    I use Tracing paper when making templates. Its is a semi transparent paper so you can see through.
    Cutting on glass works well to and will save on Exacto blades.
    Try using a soldering iron with a sharp point for burning out hinge pin holes or fir cutting out areas.
    I covered this fuse yesterday and look to wrap up everything else today watching some NFL playoffs.
    The plane is a 100cc EMHW ultimate.
    Key to covering is to know what your scheme is before doing anything
    and try to limit how much overlaying you do to limit air bubbles.
    Last thing.. You only need a sock when using dark colors. It saves on scratching but takes twice as long.
    Have fun.

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  7. yakken

    yakken 100cc

    Did you cover the cowl?
  8. kork

    kork 70cc twin V2

    No, the cowl is fiberglass and will get a shot of paint to complete the scheme.
  9. Flyingjon

    Flyingjon 70cc twin V2

    Thanks a bunch @kork! In the 3rd pic, the landing gear plate, is that just one piece that's stretched around the corners?
  10. kork

    kork 70cc twin V2

    No, that is 3 pieces.
    Front, back and bottom
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