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Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:07 pm by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Stubbsy on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:57 am

Need some advice on solarfilm covering please its been a while since I have done it - mainly need help with rounded fuselage noses and open wing tips. (Can't upload pictures at work - but will do later)

  • When doing the wingtips, do I cover the entire tip (top and bottom) in one piece of solarfilm, and then join top and bottom covering to the tip covering, or is the top of the tip covered as a continuation of the top wing covering, and the bottom a continuation of the bottom tip covering - coming together on the outer edge of the wingtip?

  • Does the rounded nose section have a join along the bottom?


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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:08 am

Best thing for you to do is have a look at the Solarfilm site. Lots of info and instructions HERE
Best to get it from the 'hourses mouth' so to speak and then develope your own variations to suite your own style of use/application.

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Post by Stubbsy on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:10 pm

Cheers Allan - looked here already and unfortunately the instructions are the standard ones supplied with the solarfilm! They outline basic covering which is pretty straight forward, but say nothing about how to cover fully rounded fuses or open wingtips! This is what I really need the help with!
Cheers anyway! Wink
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Post by Marty on Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:50 pm

Ben this is monokote but it's basically the same idea.
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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:22 pm

On the very limited wings I have covered, I always used a seperate bit of covering for the top and bottom of the wingtip. I put the bottom bit on first, and stretched/ironed it round as far as I could get it neatly (i.e. as few wrinkles as possible) onto the top surface. I then put the top surface on and wrapped that round to get a minimum 10mm overlap for a good join.

As for noses, then the only one I have done took three bits. A bottom and two top bits..... There were seams everywhere, wrinkles were frequent, and the whole thing was smashed to simthereens on its 3rd flight. Luckily the rocket didn't fire too, otherwise there would have been even more carnage....

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Post by Stubbsy on Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:22 pm

Cheers all! - Good find Marty, I hadn't even though of looking on Youtube! Rolling Eyes
Looking at the wing now im home, I think the best thing is to coverit top and bottom like in the vid - I have only about 5mm overlap avalable on the first rib if I go down the seperate tip route - and you just know its going to wrinkle like an S.O.A.B!

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Post by Rich on Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:58 am

What happpened to the pics Stubbsy

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Post by Stubbsy on Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:52 am

Back at work again now Rich, so will post when I get in later on! Wink
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Post by Charles E Cornes on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:00 pm

Give me a ring on 01745 337402 tonight. I will tell you what you need to do.

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Post by Rich on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:01 pm

Stubbsy wrote:Back at work again now Rich, so will post when I get in later on! Wink

Schools not classed as work either....!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Stubbsy on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:10 pm

Now now Rich.........behave!

Cheers for the offer Charlie, but im out tonight (got to sit with the misses through a bloody Matt Cardle concert)...........You at club night tomorrow??
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