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Old 02-18-2012, 09:06 AM   #421
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My thinking on the main servos is to wait until the brushless servos gain more acceptance and drop in price which I know will be soon, and in the meantime I still have excellent servos that are programmable and exceed the Hitec 7955s I was planning originally anyway.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #422
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Well the wing bottoms are done. I don't like Monokote! The Ultracote is way easier to apply without wrinkles and looks more like real paint, but I'm just whining!
I also fitted the canisters and have to cut about 1/2 inch off one header for a perfect fit but other than that, the fuse is ready for final sanding before I start covering tomorrow. Only a bit of that darn monokote on the bottom, the rest is my beloved orange, blue, cf, and black ultracote
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #423
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ROTF!!!

Lotsa heat and lotsa pull, Lee!!!

But Ultracote does hide the grain more

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Old 02-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #424
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ROTF!!!

Lotsa heat and lotsa pull, Lee!!!

But Ultracote does hide the grain more

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Yeah, your going to throw up when you see the Ultimte. Its impossible to sand out the grain on the wing Balsa. And it shows

If I would have known, I would have gone with Orange Ultracote.
But everything is commited now.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:00 PM   #425
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The grain is invisible but it's the post shrink wrinkling that kills me! Of course it's outside and colder than room temp, but common....really!!!!!
Guess I'll travel with my heat gun wherever I go!!. Glad its mostly on the bottom
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #426
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Ultracote all the way!!!!
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Lee!!.. What's post-shrink wrinkling??!!

Monokote and Ultracote are two completely different beasts!!... I don't think I cursed as much during my Ferrari Edge build when I switched to Monokote
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The covering is wrinkled after it was shrunk. I will bring it inside tonight, and re heat gun and press down tomorrow. If it still looks like crap, it will be removed and recovered with Ultracote. Grrrr, serenity now!
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Post shink wrinkling? doesn't that only happen in cold water?
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Post shink wrinkling? doesn't that only happen in cold water?
Almost spilt my beer on that one....
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