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Online James Holford

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Prepping plane to prime
« on: August 11, 2017, 07:38:45 PM »
Building pat kings Ringmaster Trainer III. Its profile with plank wing..so lots of balsa.

 Which clear dope should I use to prep the wood to prime?
 I think I read somewhere like 2 light coats of thinned dope then go ahead with the DC540.

Would it be Butyrate or Nitrate?

Not set up to spray so will have to brush it on.

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Re: Prepping plane to prime
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 06:00:22 AM »
I would put 3 coats of dope (either, I always use Butyrate) thinned 50%, lightly sand each coat with 360 or 400, cover it with light or medium silk-span, 3 coats of dope, lightly sand each coat, then spray primer.  I know its a trainer, but practice your finishing techniques on it.  As small as it is there is not much area to sand.  Have fun!

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Re: Prepping plane to prime
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 06:10:42 AM »
Thanks for the reply Mr. Don!

Its full size Ringmaster lol.

Imagine a beginner Ringmaster with 42" ws lol

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Re: Prepping plane to prime
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 07:34:48 AM »
It is small compared to a full fuselage, 60 inch span, 680 square inch stunt plane, now that takes a whole lot of sanding!!!

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Re: Prepping plane to prime
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 07:38:08 AM »
Oh yea compared to that I agree lol

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Re: Prepping plane to prime
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 02:34:50 PM »
James,

Really nice wood work on your Ringmaster. H^^

How did you glue the bottom sheeting on after you did the top?

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Re: Prepping plane to prime
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 02:41:24 PM »
No sheeting.. 3/8 thick sheet lol

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