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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by NeilMac » 28 Apr 2019, 08:13

Carl, my comment was made based on the colour scheme and the fact that the same seller has another glider in the same 'brown on brown' scheme.

I'm currently restoring a huge 3m scale model that has had a tough life of late, but when it returns to the sky it will be wearing the same colour scheme it had when it arrived, albeit with brand new film. I guess the cyclist / restorer in me knows that 'it is only original once', but at the same time, paint is just paint and it is the frame underneath that is the most vital thing.

I look forward in due course to seeing your Chief and Sourcerer.
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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by PaulJ » 28 Apr 2019, 08:53

I would agree with Wayne but definitely laminating film UNDER tissue. Personally I just don't like the look of shiny plastic film on vintage or retro models..... It just doesn't look "vintage"! But clear laminating film is virtually invisible under tissue and of course makes the tissue much more durable. I recovered my Monterey this way and it looks just the same as the original plain tissue covering though in this case I only used film on the open structure part of the wing and you can just see the edge of the film under the tissue. If I were to do it again I would film the entire wing before tissueing.
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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by Carl » 28 Apr 2019, 12:10

PaulJ wrote:
28 Apr 2019, 08:53
.... If I were to do it again I would film the entire wing before tissueing.

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I did this with my Pushover wing and has proved incredibly durable. The only thing I've found though by going over the entire wing with mylar first is the tissue hasn't adhered well enough at the very edge of the trailing edge and lifted a little in a couple of places. So the next time I use this technique I'll leave a few mm so the tissue adheres to the wood on the edges. It may be because I use Eze-Dope. I will shortly be covering a new KK Gipsy I've built with electric power and RC and will see how it works out this time.
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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by Carl » 28 Apr 2019, 12:12

Wayne_H wrote:
28 Apr 2019, 02:49
Carl wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 23:26

....... With old models like this I'd like to keep the patina and keep them looking old......
.... if the tissue is sound, apply the laminating film over the top. I've done this with an old fuselage with reasonable success - kept the original appearance but improved the durability enormously.

Tack the film down around the framework with the iron then judiciously shrink/heat with a hot air gun while rubbing the film onto the underlying tissue with a soft cloth (or thick cotton garden gloves). Experiment on something "sacrificial" first!
Thanks for the tip Wayne
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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by Stew » 28 Apr 2019, 13:30

Trimming down muy accumulated stuff and selling this stuff to fund My Marklin habit...
Is it OK to post such ads and links here? if not I'll take it down.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Single-Chann ... 2901458630

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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by VC10 RON » 28 Apr 2019, 22:18

Hi Stew,
I don’t mind you advertising your radio on here. If you get a good price maybe a voluntary small contribution to the upkeep of the forum may be in order.
Thanks

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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by Carl » 02 May 2019, 14:42

Carl wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 20:48
Carl wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 21:59
NeilMac wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 14:03
Sorcerer looking for a good home.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MODEL-GLIDER ... %7Ciid%3A1
Yes I saw that and put in a bid. Last year I got hold of a KK Chief built in 1968 in similar condition to do sympathetic repairs and this looks like another candidate. Plus I want a Soarcerer :D
Looks like I'm the new owner of the Soarcerer :D
Well the Soarcerer arrived today. Wondered what to expect :| And it's better than expected :D

What I can say is that it's beautifully made - the ebay photos didn't do it justice. The quality of the build is superb. Little details show real craftsmanship. The wing has already been treated with something - so doesn't require any remedial work.

So there are only two things required - yes only two things :o
  1. The tailplane needs recovering - that was obvious. I have some old, aged tissue that'll be perfect.
  2. Radio gear to be installed
I need to find a south facing slope. The coast here faces west and it seems it's so rare for the wind to blow from the west that I'm never going to get into slope soaring. The wind most commonly comes from the South. The other problem is that the coastline here is very rugged and will be unforgiving to an inexperience pilot. Better start hunting :D
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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by PaulJ » 02 May 2019, 18:56

Carl wrote:
02 May 2019, 14:42
Better start hunting :D
Carl, are you aware of the SLOPEHUNTER website?

http://www.slopehunter.co.uk/

Gives details of all the best slopes in the country.......

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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by Carl » 02 May 2019, 21:41

PaulJ wrote:
02 May 2019, 18:56
Carl wrote:
02 May 2019, 14:42
Better start hunting :D
Carl, are you aware of the SLOPEHUNTER website?

http://www.slopehunter.co.uk/

Gives details of all the best slopes in the country.......

Paul
Thanks Paul for the link. There is a site not too far from me that would be good for me to get to and possibly meet some other rc pilots. A local chap gave me a glider recently and it's somewhere he flies gliders and often others are there too. I notice on the slopehunter site that's it's very good for north and possible south, so I'll go along and have a look to see what it's like for a southerly wind.
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Re: Ebay bargains & tip-offs

Post by Colonel Blink » 03 May 2019, 10:13

PaulJ wrote:
02 May 2019, 18:56
http://www.slopehunter.co.uk/

Gives details of all the best slopes in the country.......
Well, the south of the country, anyway............ :roll:

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