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Old 01-03-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hi,

I caught this in a Model Airplane article, and thought Iíd give it a try on the elevator and rudder of my first build a SIG SE. I traced-out the patterns from the plans with about an eighth of an inch overlap; using them as templates to cut-out the film. The 1Ē pattern on the Hobbico cutting mat was perfect, so I placed the glued-side down over the glass with a light spray of Windex. I found I had to wipe most of the excess Windex out or the film would start sliding around during the cutting process.
I was going to use ďPress N SealĒ, to lift the pattern from the glass; but I found a roll of book/document covering, we used when my son was going to High School; it worked-out great and its reusable!
I positioned the pattern over the control surfaces and using the iron, on low heat, began to slowly peel away the covering leaving the pattern in tacked and ready for the final trimming and ironing.

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Old 01-04-2013, 12:49 AM   #2
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Sweeeeeet!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:33 AM   #3
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Re: CheckerBoarding

Great idea, I've done a pile of checkerboard in the past, but not using this method. When my girlfriend wanted a huge amount of checkerboard on her 1/4 cub, I just about had a heart attack, till we discovered that ultrakote makes it, many different colour patterns and sizes! That was a huge relief. Not worth buying a whole roll though, for a smaller project such as this. This would be great for all sorts of patterns too, not just checkerboard!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #4
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Looks awsum, checkerboarding has always frightened me.
Need to just do it once to get over the fear factor.

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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Hi,

I wasnít sure I could pull it off, but I could not see myself cutting out individual squares. Trick is to squeeze-out most of the Windex when itís positioned on the glass; so that it doesnít move around while doing your cuts. BTW, it did not affect the glue on the UltraCote.

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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Hi Michel

Looks good ,.................... well done . I like youre method

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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Hey Michel!

This is the last of the checker board for the built; is on the btm of each wing. Solid white applied right up to the TE leaving some room at the LE for the solid smoked purple (ran-out and itís on order).
One of the guys at work printed-up some templates (1", 1Ĺ, 2, 2Ĺ) on our plotter printer, sweet!
Same drill, with the Windex, note that I used some masking tape at the top of the film, it was a bigger sheet and the tape held it in place. I went with the 2Ē squares, they say itís for better visibility; how would I know I still canít fly, yet, LOL!
The reusable book covering was used to position the film from the glass to the wing. Slowly peeling the covering away and ironing each individual square, a little trimming, and a final once over with the iron.

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Hi Micheal

For all those following Micheals thread .

At the bottom of his post for his signature , he says he cann,t fly .

Yes he can ,............................. I seen him .

May gravity , " NOT " be with you .

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LOL

My bad, thanks to Michel, I've flown, pretty cool ; but I'm hoping he'll volunteer the maiden flight of this SE?

, you the best Michel!!!!
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Hi

Always plenty of help for those who want it

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