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Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 21:08
by B Sharp
I will check tomorrow and get back to you.
Brian. :)

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 06:45
by roo Hawkins
I get mine from ebay £9_£12 for 5 m. R0O :D

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 08:15
by Martin Church
That's why I asked Roo.
I found several sellers all wanting around £50 for the quantity I need :(
I'd have sooner covered it in glosstex for that kind of money.
Here's one such seller http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/23131109 ... 0647862719

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 08:35
by Martin Church
Seems all the ones selling for car wrapping are expensive.
Found this guy from Preston 5mx610mm for £8.99
Can someone check link to make sure it's the right stuff before I commit to buying it.

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-METRE-ROLL-ST ... 0401683735

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 09:45
by roo Hawkins
Hi the second eBay store you have listed is the same stuff I use and same store. It is exlent stuff and has a great gloss. You need to cut it a lot bigger about 5 in all a round has you can not reposition it has it is sticky it helps with two people. It does not heat shrink and no heat gun should be used. You can use a hair dryer to soften it to bend it around corners and to make it stick but if you heat it up to much it can show the grain. You need to have a good finish on the wing first as it can show i the imperfections. It is tuffer and cheaper than flim and quicker to do and easyer. I would not use anything else now .I have just covered my ash 31 wings this week and I am planning to cover my 6 m DG in the stuff . it goes well ROO :D

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 09:53
by roo Hawkins

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 14:44
by Peter Balcombe
After building up a shallow depth cockpit tray I decided that I couldn't live with the pilot shoehorned into such a restricted space. It looked as if I was going to have to amputate his lower chest!!
So .... the fuselage mounted rudder/aerotow release servos have been repositioned lower down to allow another 1" depth to the cockpit tray.
New tray now made up, slot cut to accept one of Cliff's instrument panels & a simple frame made up to carry the instrument binnacle cover, which will probably be Matt black paper as before.
A suitable headrest will be added for the pilot to lean against.

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 27 Sep 2016, 17:40
by Peter Balcombe
After adding a bit of paint to the cockpit assembly and fitting the Matt black cover to the top of the instrument housing, I now have a unit ready to receive the pilot figure.
I now need to figure out a good way of securing him in place sitting at the correct attitude as I don't want him moving around once the glazing has been added :?

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 08:37
by Peter Balcombe
After a long delay, the pilot has eventually been installed (complete with harness supplied by Cliff Evans) and the canopy glazed.
Thus all now complete and can go back on the model before going into winter storage. ;)

Re: Teakle ASW 20 3.5/1

Posted: 11 Nov 2016, 14:36
by Barry_Cole
"winter storage"

A strange concept, wrap up warm, and fly all winter.

:D :D :D :D

BC