Proper free flight

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GarydNB
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Proper free flight

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This is what I've been up to over the last week or so...
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Sorry for the duplication but I couldn't delete the other one :|
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Hey Gary, share the more recent picture you sent me - they both look fabulous covered :D
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GarydNB
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Yor wish is my command.....
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Working on props at the moment...watch this space

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Gary,
What’s the DNB stand for?

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Gary Dickens NarrowBoat....bit cheesy I know :roll:
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Shaun
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Cracking job mate.... Tissue & dope or litespan?

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All esaki tissue and dope...
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GarydNB wrote: 10 Mar 2018, 03:59 All esaki tissue and dope...
'Very nice job........ Is it heavyweight or lightweight esaki? I have used heavyweight and quite like it (the model in my avatar is covered in heavyweight esaki) but I have had trouble getting lightweight to shrink sufficiently....
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They're covered in lightweight esaki jap tissue. I've changed my covering technique over the last few years where I used to use the time honoured method of a couple of coats of 50/50 dope thinners over the entire framework (everything that will contact tissue including all ribs) and bleed thinners through with a brush and rubbing down with your thumbs etc. Nowadays I use the gluestick method where you coat everything with a glue stick (UHU stik is popular but I get along fine with a cheapo brand from the $2 shop) and apply tissue dry as before. To shrink, if it's a delicate structure, I merely pass the component through the steam from a kettle and pin down to dry but more often than not I spray the tissue with a spray bottle. Never used Heavyweight Jap tissue, if I want a strong covering I use doculam and tissue. Doculam is sooooo pleasant to apply, way better than any of the heatshrink coverings and if you use the matt version there's no need to etch the surface to get the dope to stick.

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Gary - what are the models?
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