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Indoor Monocoupe anyone?

Discussion in 'Electric Motors, ESC's, Batteries, and Chargers' started by Bipeguy03, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    Looks good. I do the same thing on servo extensions for my profiles so everything fits inside a 1/2" fuse tube.
     
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  2. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Focus on the grams and the ounces will take care of themselves.
     
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  3. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    How will this plane look hovering over the runway? :confused:
     
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  4. It would make me look like a H*LL of a pilot since it don't have ailerons ;)
     
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  5. So on to the covering!!!! Last time I tried to cover something with tissue I was like 9, so lets see what 20 years of modeling experience has taught me lol

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  6. On to the red, had to be really careful as Sig only gave me a 12"x16" piece of red tissue. 53.jpg 54.jpg

    Tissue won't conform to compound curves, so the fuse was done in sections, sorry I didn't get more pics things were going so well I didn't want to stop to take some!!

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  7. So now the part I've never done before, and trying to find info on the topic is nearly impossible.. Multi colored surfaces. It is some kind of closely guarded secret!!

    So here is what I did, if the surface had a stripe I covered it white first. I then used the drawling on the plan to get the shape of the red stripe. I put the red tissue stripe on a piece of wax paper face down and completely covered the back side with glue from a Elmer's glue stick (I used the glue stick to attach the tissue on the entire model) and then placed it in position and stretched and rubbed to remove as many wrinkles as possible. Finally I re-shrunk the whole surface again using a 50-50 mix of water and isopropyl alcohol and when it was dry touched up and of the edges of the stripe that lifted with glue.

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  8. AAAAAAAAANNNDDD TAAADAAA!!

    Ready for a coat of dope and detail paint!

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  9. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    That looks freaking awesome.
     
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