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 on: Today at 05:00:32 PM 
Started by Larry Renger - Last post by Avaiojet
YOU DON'T NEED THE WEIGHT OF DOPE! That is the whole point of this technique. A high gloss, lightweight, ultra tough finish. What elsese could you want?

I would want a material that "holds up."

I know of no iron on material that will stand up for the duration?

Eventually, the material, falls apart.

 on: Today at 04:33:59 PM 
Started by Larry Renger - Last post by Larry Renger
With polyspan, it will get tight as can be with heating and no dope. Ironing the film over it only tightens it more. YOU DON'T NEED THE WEIGHT OF DOPE! That is the whole point of this technique. A high gloss, lightweight, ultra tough finish. What elsese could you want?

I bet that if you rubbed out and waxed a film finish, it could pass as painted.  Evil

You want to suffer? Silkspan, dope, filler, silver undercoat, primer, color, top clear and rub like heck. Or spend your time practicing FLYING! Has any 20 point plane ever won the Nationals? Top 5, yes, but won?

You have to define your priorities. For anyone below the top 5 at the Nats, a film finish is ulikely to be the decider.

 on: Today at 04:19:21 PM 
Started by Robert Storick - Last post by Fred Cronenwett
If you do a Google image search for a shoestring racer or on you will find lots of variations in the paint job and even the shape of the features on the plane. In the end when you build a scale model you want to copy the full size aircraft in shape, outlines and colors. the judge looks at the 3-view and the photographs and see if your model matches the full size aircraft, down to the size and location of the letters.

Your AMA number does not go on the outboard wing on a CL scale model, it goes inside the model

I found probably 6 or more shoestrings on


 on: Today at 04:00:28 PM 
Started by Bob Hudak - Last post by David_Ruff
Bob...thanks for that info.  I guess I will build a battery holder like the one on the Nall Cadet, but inside the fuse.

 on: Today at 03:47:46 PM 
Started by Avaiojet - Last post by Avaiojet
Well, The P-40 has come a long ways since that first and last flight. I have put some time into the rebuild of this Super Ringmaster, what Super Ringmaster?  Grin


 on: Today at 03:38:18 PM 
Started by Paul Taylor - Last post by Larry Fernandez
I'm going to the NATs next year, just to meet you.
Hey Ted, can you just imagine Shug and Jeff Anderson in the same room??
Whoooooooo Buddy

Larry, Buttafucco Stunt Team

 on: Today at 03:30:09 PM 
Started by Robertc - Last post by Robertc
Restarted no problem.  !0% Sig and the other was borrowed from a friend.  Don't remember exactly what it was. 
Different planes.  One is a profile and the other built up.  Evil eye, well, maybe??

 on: Today at 03:24:31 PM 
Started by Robertc - Last post by Tim Wescott
Stopped dead & stayed dead?  Or stopped dead and then restarted after cool-down?

Same plane?

What's the old & the new fuel?

Have you insulted anyone with the Evil Eye lately?

 on: Today at 03:24:14 PM 
Started by marriel harrison - Last post by Robert Storick
The next generation of space is coming from the private sector. PAYPAL

 on: Today at 03:15:08 PM 
Started by Bob Johnson - Last post by Bob Johnson
OK, I spoke too soon. Last night while practicing it happened. I had one good flight, everything normal. I wait about 10 min. get ready for a second flight. Plug in the battery as I always do and snap, spark, nothing. No chimes nada. Hmmmm... plug it in again and can barely hear the chime. Press the button and get a faint blip and 15 sec. later a weak attempt to run. So the ESC is fried. Crap, I just bought the thing. It doesn't have 15 flights on it yet (nor will it get any more). Was this a lemon ESC (Arrowind) or am I doing something wrong? Any words of wisdom? I'm not a happy camper. Recommend a better ESC to go with my Hubin timer?

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