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ssmith512

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Haha Don gets it!!!

Steve

01-02-2017 03:03 AM
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ssmith512

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Mmm kay. Just spent the last 90 minutes wet sanding the vertical tail fin after the first layer of primer. Not sure I need to spend this much time on doing this. Gotta make the determination if I am building a flying model or a static model that is examined from a maximum distance of 5cm. LOL!

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01-02-2017 03:30 PM
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Steve, wolf looking fantastic, not sure if I missed it but what glue are you using to "fix" the styrene to the fuse?

01-02-2017 04:06 PM
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ssmith512

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Steve, wolf looking fantastic, not sure if I missed it but what glue are you using to "fix" the styrene to the fuse?
CA glue. Used medium thickness for most pieces. The super small pieces I used thin with a CA applicator wick attachment on the bottle.

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01-02-2017 10:55 PM
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That's what I figured, the CA isn't to brittle when the fuse flexes that it would cause it to come off?, have you tested this just curious.

01-02-2017 10:59 PM
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ssmith512

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I've not tested that theory. But in my mind, if the fuse flexes enough to cause an issue with those glue joints, then I probably have other, much larger issues - if you know what I mean.

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01-03-2017 12:16 AM
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chopper37

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Gotcha.

01-03-2017 01:15 AM
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Well crap! Bit of a set back today. Was getting everything ready to shoot the first coat of primer on the fuse tomorrow when disaster struck. Somehow I managed to bump the fuse when it was on my table and in its stand. I knew I was in trouble when I heard the massive THUD as it hit the concrete floor.

Nearly crushed the right winglet along with some various damage to my details on the bottom of the fuse..........


I guess it could be worse, could have happened AFTER paint; glad it didnt. I guess the heli gods are still looking after me. Fortunately it is all superficial damage and I'll be a be able to fix everything without too much trouble. Just bummed as it will take me quite a few days to get it all repaired and just delays getting primer on the fuse that much longer. UGH!!!

Steve

01-14-2017 10:50 PM
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hrc37

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CRAP!

Hey Steve,

I've had things like that happen to me (probably like most of us) and sometimes it can be enough to make a grown man cry! But like you said, it could have been worse. Mark

01-15-2017 03:48 AM
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Well, cant let a little fall keep me down. So got a few things done today.

Got the doghouse pieces wet sanded and started with some rivets.........

Added some additional detail to the guns and gave them a first coat of primer. I took a bit of "artistic freedom" on the guns to simplify them a bit, yet still give them some "character" as the "real" ones are stupid complicated. The holes you see are for simulated cables and hard piped hydraulic lines that will be added after final paint......



And got the nav light housings installed. Housings are from fine-scalemodela.com. I didnt want to try to fabricate these and the price for these 3D printed pieces was too cheap to pass up. LED is installed from the backside and will be glued in place after paint is done......

And got the first round of hysol and glass down on the repair. Just waiting for it to dry so I can start sanding/filling and making the damage disappear.

Steve

01-15-2017 10:53 PM
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Mojave

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Steve, so sorry to hear about the Oh $hit moment with the fuse... It happens to all of us and hanger rash always sucks. I really like the 3D printed light bezels. I'm going to check the site to see if they have the roof bezels for my Huey.
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

01-16-2017 01:40 AM
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ssmith512

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Amazing how much character a few rivets can give a model helicopter.....

Whilst getting my rivet therapy on, I had an epiphany on how I could add some raised surface detail to the fuse, vertical stab, and horizontal stab. So I will be tackling that next. Stay tuned.

Steve

01-18-2017 01:10 AM
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