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Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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TonyL
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Location: Lyon France

Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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wing with simple capstrips
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TonyL
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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right wing covered in DIACOV
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Robcrad
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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Hi Tony,
what paint are you using on the Diacov? I am thinking of using Diacov on a 1/5th scale Mucha standard and I need to either match the white of the Diacov to paint the fiberglass fuselage or paint everything.

Rob

TonyL
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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Hi Rob,

I am using spray cans, the one on the left is primer/filler
the one on the right is "signal-white"

The paint is more expensive than car-paint, but at least the
white paint covers better!
procedure: clean diacov with alcohol, spray with primer, sand
gently with 400 paper, spray with paint
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chris williams
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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Tony, 400 grit is a bit coarse for the primer, especially with an air-dry paint: better off with 600 or 800

TonyL
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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While finishing the other wing, I get back to posting pictures of the fuzz-build

5x3mm spruce stringer steamed to conform tail and glued into formers 6 & 7
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TonyL
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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5x3 spruce stringers with 5x3 spruce spreader bars
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TonyL
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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front end stringer steamed to shape
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TonyL
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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front part stringer glued to all 4 mm braces
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TonyL
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Re: Cliff Charlesworth Ka3 from LCS

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top stringer glued and reinforced The fuzz structure is very light and very
stiff with respect to bending and torsion
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