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07-20-2002 07:44 AM  16 years agoPost 1
Mopzilla

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here ya go. I gave it about 4-6 clear coats total, sanding between them, except for the last 3. Finally done with it. ripped off all that masking after, hmm, 4 months?? good. from a close up it looks badly done, but I wan't planning on doing it for display. It looks fine from farther away, like when flying, as shown in the pics... you can't see most if any flaws. Well, here it is, my "new" shuttle. Now with the canopy on, I think it looks so good I no longer want a scale fuselage!!!!



In this picture I trimmed a bit around where the aileron links meet the canopy:

When I was putting the fan on, some of you were saying how messy everything is. I took the fan set (fan, batt, switch) off, put all my wires into a nice bundle up front, and the annoying charge cord - which was dangling free - made a small wire holder for it at the bottom of the frame just to the right of the fuel filter. Currently the gyro is gone under warranty repair. i will be testing to see if the fan actually helped. If it did, I'll figure out a different placement for it.

The canopy was painted with regular spray paint and clear spray... So what do you guys think?


edit: in case you are wondering, these pics were being taken in the kitchen, which has the best lighting. Our kitchen is being remodeled, so all the nice plywood you see will be covered by slabs of beautiful granite.

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07-20-2002 06:10 PM  16 years agoPost 2
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B4 I read the edit, I thought yeah, now the heli is finished you should be able to get to that kitchen now! Glad to see your priorities are like mine!
Helis first, everything else after that!

Looks good!

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07-20-2002 08:51 PM  16 years agoPost 3
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Glad to see your priorities are like mine!
Helis first, everything else after that!
If it was really my kitchen, then yeah, it would still be like that. But the fact is, I'm a teenager halfway through high school, and my parents are redoing the kitchen!

The only paint job before was spray painting a BMW M-coupe r/c car body in silver for my nitro car a few years back. This canopy project has waited a LONG time.

oh yeah, and i reversed the rear landing gear strut, because i was having issues with the tail being to heavy. Hence the weight in the nose. Any other cures for this?

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