PSS closes in quick and so does the Connie build
OK, so where were we…
Fuselage covered, tail covered and onto the wing covering
This understandably took some time with all the complex curves
around the nacelle mounts etc, so I did those first
and then came back to covering the rest of the wing surfaces.
This meant I could overlap the film onto the covered nacelles
and so get the best possible seamless joints.
Unfortunately the grey of the covering was too light so
I would have to spray over the orocover. A 1000 grit paper
given a light dust over the cover resulted in a good bind for
the grey base coat, followed by the colour coat.
Ailerons getting covered, with the tools of the trade, orocover,
special iron ( available at a hobby shop near you), ruler, scissors and a sharp knife
Servo hatches get the same colour
as do the nacelle mounts
and then to cover the basic wing area
and after some work, one half covered.
and onto side two, note the flaps are cyno hinged as well as using orocover
to cover the base hinge line
Getting the cover over the tips and as before, heated and re-heated till all wrinkles vanish
Robart hinges about to be given a smattering of Vaseline to protect the joints
it seems as if they even smell epoxy they tend to get sticky, and noisy
so grease the joints well, add epoxy and you will escape the sticky joint issue..
Hinges at 60 degrees to ensure that they are all straight as a dime
and lined up to stop any binding
Putting foam into the training edge just prior to spraying to keep knuckles as clean as possible
Wing gets a grey primer and then the colour coat
Playing chase the string as I set up the loom. First went in with string attached to plastic tube,
then attached the servo leads to the string, pulled the string through
and had the servo leads out the other side
and metal gear sevos firmly in place, for this I used the trusted gws 8mbb servos
and adding the plugs back on the other side
Control horns in place and push rods set through the wing
all the plumbing for this was done way ahead of the covering
and addition of the surfaces
Basic wing completed and functional with ailerons in place
and a full crow system operational
Right. Now to add some sticky bits with colour – decals.