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My first propper 3D plane -Katana

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Post by Robert Piechulski on Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:43 am

After vissilble progress in my 3D flying - decided to go for something more serious. - Why not ?? - my blade dancer is still in one piece - just not very good when is windy.
Decided to have a go at our Katana (o gosh ...what a suprise ... )
The problem with all Kits is space...
So had to make big life decission and .... I moved laptop from my coffe table on chair next to it.
So here it is - my working bench
I prepared all professional equipment I could find.
OLFA knife
Sand paper and sanding block
Steel ruler
Few pins (don't tell my wife )
Glue (thin)
Plastic bag from Tesco, and after 2 late nights ~ 6 hours - here it is




another 4 ish hours, and everything is nearly finnished



Not bad for a first build Smile

Now - still didn't decide what color scheme I do want to use...
Nothing to fancy and complicated - after all - I'm at the very beggining of 3d flying - so it's not if I crash it - it's when ..
Thinking about something in dark colors, any ideas ? I've spent some time looking at google images of Kat's most of'em is white/blue/red - what about black ?
Have you seen anything like it ?
c'mon - guys
I'm gonna do shopping next week - so there is few days left
Cheers
Rob Cool
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Post by Robert Piechulski on Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:49 am

Managed to find some time and dod some covering.
Never worked with film before - well last time I did any covering was 20 ish years ago on some gliders- with some paper - so it's not perfect - but much bettter than I was affraid it will be Laughing
Just must remember to avoid black color next time ...





Still can't decide of color for cowl...
but hope to finnish it before Skelm Cool
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Post by Mark Barnes on Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:35 pm

Looks great Robert,

i`ll have the other thing sorted in the next couple of days for you too Very Happy
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Post by Andy Sayle on Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:10 pm

Mmmm Yellow and black, I like the colour scheme Smile

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Post by Robert Piechulski on Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:17 am

Thanks guys Smile

Slow but ahead - covering is finnished - canopy painted.


Need to add some trimming tape to sort thoose bloming waves on black/yellow joint - and strugling - black ? orange ? other ?
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