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03-03-2018 10:31 PM  16 months ago
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ssmith512

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Hirobo Chinook Redooooo
So now that the mechanics seem to be flying OK, time to do some housekeeping on the fuse.

Here is what I got when I bought this lovely machine. Standard Army green ontop of who knows how many coats of paint.....
20180303_102511 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

I dont want Army green so I used this........
20180303_102642 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

To make it look like this.......
20180303_104957 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

And after two applications and some elbow grease I ended up with this.......
20180303_165240 by Steve Smith, on Flickr

Doing all this so I can end up with this.......
CH-47A+Chinook by Steve Smith, on Flickr

I found some previous repairs and cracks that will need some serious attention and will have to fabricate a new bottom cover as the original is pretty rough and messed up. I figure it will be way easier and less time to make an new one than to try and fix/salvage the original. No biggie, will be pretty simple.
Steve
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03-03-2018 11:35 PM  16 months ago
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Whoa, that will be cool. I have a fuse that I want to repaint, now I know what to use. What size is it?

Ron
I didn't crash. I just ran out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas all at the same time!
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03-04-2018 12:11 AM  16 months ago
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cobieg
Whoa, that will be cool. I have a fuse that I want to repaint, now I know what to use. What size is it?

Ron
Ron, I have no idea what size your fuse is.

This is a little Hirobo. I am running 480mm blades. Fuse is maybe 3ft long.
Steve
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03-04-2018 02:02 AM  16 months ago
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That hirobo ch47 fuse is a 30/50 classdrive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft
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03-04-2018 02:24 AM  16 months ago
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That would be beautiful Steve. And from following your past builds I'm sure you'll "Get Her Done",Dennis
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03-04-2018 02:15 PM  16 months ago
bwellmaker

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How cool is that,

Cant wait to see the Bear Paws.

UIH,

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03-06-2018 03:28 AM  16 months ago
Heli143

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Hi Steve
After you applied the stripper, how long did you wait before it was ready for scraping/sanding etc?
Thanks in advance!
Roy Mayoral
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03-06-2018 03:39 AM  16 months ago
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You need to keep an eye on it and test it (i use a bondo spreader) when the paint rolls up, it’s time to scrape.. then rinse with water, dry, repeat as necessary... give it 10-15minutes before checking.. the amount of build-up will be the factor...

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....
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03-06-2018 12:34 PM  16 months ago
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This is going to be cool. I just saw a program on TV about the army flying these up in Alaska. It was very interesting especially when they were talking about starting up and having to be careful about wind gusts possibly making the main blades strike the fuselage before they get up to speed!Thumper
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03-06-2018 01:53 PM  16 months ago
ssmith512

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Heli143
Hi Steve
After you applied the stripper, how long did you wait before it was ready for scraping/sanding etc?
Thanks in advance!
Ya, what the Capt said! 10 minutes tops worked for me. Once the paint starts bubbling up, it is time. Outdoor temps, type of paint, thickness of paint will all be variables that affect the time. After talking with several people smarter than me, I came to the conclusion that several "short time interval" applications of the stripper are better than trying to put alot of stripper on and waiting a long time to get all the paint off in one try. The strippers "could" start softening the resin in the glass if left on too long.

I put some stripper on, waited about 10 minutes, removed what paint came off, about 75% of the paint came off in the first go. I used a plastic bondo spreader and a small stiff nylon brush (toothbrush sized) to get the paint off. Washed the fuse with water, (hosed it down in the backyard with the garden hose) let it dry, repeated the stripping process, but only put stripper where there was paint; again waited 10 minutes, and 99.5% of the paint was off the fuse. The remaining small areas of paint were easily sanded off with 220grit.

Whole operation worked really well and was far easier than I thought it would be.
Steve
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03-07-2018 07:26 PM  16 months ago
Heli143

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Thanks Jim and Steve!! Roy Mayoral
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03-19-2018 01:35 AM  16 months ago
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Took advantage of some decent weather and made progress.

Got all the repairs finished and shot first coat of primer. Used heavy build on the bottom as it was pretty rough. First coat of primer was used to highlight any small areas that still needed some attention....

Then sanded everything down to smooth it all out. Turned out pretty decent. Will make for a decent base....

And then started adding some raised panel detail using 0.010" styrene. Next up, panel lines, then final coat of primer......
Steve
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03-19-2018 01:57 AM  16 months ago
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Looking Good!!
You are on a roll Steve

Gonna be another winner!!

Stan
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03-31-2018 02:54 AM  15 months ago
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+1 Stan.
Looking good Steve.
,Dennis
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03-31-2018 02:01 PM  15 months ago
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Hi Steve:

Another nice project that will be right up there with the Airwolf. And speaking about Airwolfs, I got the one I built back for some landing gear work. So far, not a single bounce off of the terra firma. Hope to see both the 105 and the Chinook at the Nats.

Don
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05-06-2018 01:57 AM  14 months ago
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So I've been busy. Completely forgot to take progress pics of the Chinook redo. Only remembered to take a pic after I finished painting......

Fuse painted, blades painted, snow skis fabbed and painted. Also fabbed up a new bottom cover for the fuse. Decals are courtesy of none other than Callie Graphics.

Going to go through 3SX setup again to get her fresh then reassemble and fly. Yea I got a Chinook!!!!
Steve
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05-06-2018 01:32 PM  14 months ago
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Looks great Steve!!
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05-06-2018 04:38 PM  14 months ago
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Nice Job!!!!Home of the "Sea Cobra".....
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05-08-2018 12:58 AM  14 months ago
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Whoa!
What is your address, so I can steal it!
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05-08-2018 02:43 AM  14 months ago
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InvertedDude
Whoa!
What is your address, so I can steal it!
LOL!
Steve
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