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Old 03-08-2016, 02:35 PM   #1
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I have a gp ultimate 160, which has suffered some hanger rash and miss handling over the years.

I would really like to get it recovered in a red bull theme.

Ideally you'd be within an hours drive of Montreal.


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Old 03-08-2016, 04:57 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for someone to re-cover a plane

I hope you find someone.

Covering is my least favourite part about building. Now if I can meet a guy that hates to build but loves to cover, we could get along quite nicely helping each other out!!
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:53 PM   #3
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Re: Looking for someone to re-cover a plane

For me covering is the best part of the build. Well everything except the actual cost! The guys that are good at make it look easy, my mentor gave me some great tips which likely made the whole process easier.
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:37 AM   #4
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Aww, C'mon, pass em (the tips) on then.......Please?

Ok. Pretty please ??
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:04 AM   #5
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Re: Looking for someone to re-cover a plane

Re-covering is lots of work. Taking all the old covering off is not easy. And if any wood comes off with the covering you'll need to re-sheet. And re-hinge all the control surfaces, unless you have pin hinges. That's not to mention any damage that may be found after stripping the plane. I think if you did find someone to do it, it may not be worth it. You might be better off finding another plane. I re-covered a biplane years ago and it took me about 40 hours to do. I would never do it again. Cheers Floyd
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I Know, i did it for a 50cc profile this winter, broke out all hinges, did internal repairs cleaned and covered not bad but it's sure not pretty.

This plane flies super great, a pity they discontinued it.

Would look awesome in the attached scheme
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Re: Looking for someone to re-cover a plane

Never met a plane I couldn't re-cover. If it's still flyable, it's easily repaired, re-covered, and cheaper than buying another one, especially an ARF. Think I've re-covered my ancient telemaster twice now, it get's a lot of use as a club trainer. I've re-built and re-covered a Dynaflite Super Decathlon, that hit another 30cc plane head on at about 100 feet, took a whole week to do that job. I had aileron flutter on a Goldberg Sukhoi, that by the time I landed it had shattered every rib on the right side of the wing, and it broke the fuse in two. That was airborne the fol weekend, and have a Giant Aeromaster, suffered a failure, breaking fuse, and both right wings. Bit longer, I set it aside for a few months, but when I took all the covering off, and was about to toss it, I changed my mind, and started. About 2 weeks of work, and she looked brand new. Been a daily flyer for a year now. Never give up unless you can't identify a single part! lol
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Re: Looking for someone to re-cover a plane

I bought this Sig Astro Hog at last years club auction in Kingston . It had several areas that needed new sheeting and some structure repairs . The covering was old and patched . It has been a fun project of stripping , repairing and recovering . Just working on covering the wing and then finish installing the gear and its ready to go .
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I bought this Sig Astro Hog at last years club auction in Kingston . It had several areas that needed new sheeting and some structure repairs . The covering was old and patched . It has been a fun project of stripping , repairing and recovering . Just working on covering the wing and then finish installing the gear and its ready to go .
Nice work. I like the green and white. The new covering really "pops"-
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Nice work. I like the green and white. The new covering really "pops"-
Thanks ! I am just working on the graphics on the wings . I will put a finished pic up soon .
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