(08) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:48 am

Close -up pictures of the Wing attachments...
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These are welded completely....

Multiple small passes are best.... It's stronger...

I hope your welding skills are good when you get to these...

Your life depends on it...
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Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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Wing Mounts 02.JPG
Wing Mounts 01.JPG
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:54 am

I Modified the lower ears on these mounts... By putting a radius on them...

The Wing tips can rest on the table, while I connect the wing to the fuselage.
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Hey Guys,

I'm Blasting and Painting the Fuselage...
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I bought my Epoxy Primer in town.

http://www.klasskote.com/

At First , I set-up Both compressors in-line...

But I found I only needed one.
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:38 pm

Hey Guys,


After blasting the tail area... I repaired a couple "pin holes" on some welds...

I sprayed the blasted area with Epoxy Primer...

When I primed the wing parts , I used White Primer...

But it was hard to tell where I was when I painted White Epoxy Paint...

Now , I changed to Gray Epoxy Primer...

But it's hard to tell what was primed on the Blasted Metal.


Here's some pictures.

Top one - Blasted Metal

Lower Two - Primed Metal
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:28 pm

Hey Guys,
My suction sandblaster seems pretty slow...

Today I bought a pressurized blaster.

Hopefully it'll speed things up a little... a lot more blasting to go...

Here's some pictures
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:35 pm

Hey Guys,
I bought a BETTER sandblaster...

It's the 110 lb pressurized one from Harbor Freight.

Wow... What a difference.

I've got the Fuselage Blasted... I need to re-weld some spots.
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Here's some pictures...
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Fuselage Sandblasting (14).JPG
Fuselage Sandblasting (15).JPG
Fuselage Sandblasting (16).JPG
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:46 pm

Hey Guys,
Had to correct the log... OK..

Here's some pix after Blasting the mill scale was finished.
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:51 pm

Hey Guys,
Next I finished spraying the Epoxy Primer.

http://www.klasskote.com/product/KKA050
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Fuselage Sandblasting (19).JPG
Fuselage Sandblasting (20).JPG
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:54 pm

Hey Guys,

Today , I shot the whole Fuselage with #100 White Epoxy...

Man is my shoulder sore...

I had the Fuselage upside down and on the ground...

Then raised the front on a horse...

After everything was shot in that position...

I flipped it and finished it in the upright position...

I think it turned out pretty good... It'll be curing for a few days til I get back to it...
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Here's some pix
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Gotta Fly...

PS I balanced the Fuselage on a Scale... As of now , it weighs Exactly 90 lbs

I didn't weigh it Before Blasting and Painting...
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Fuselage Sandblasting (23).JPG
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Re: (8) Buttercup Fuselage (Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:03 pm

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Hey Guys,
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Here's some close-ups of Clusters...

This is about 5 days after I finished shooting the color coat...

I was surprised how "wet" the paint "looked"...

It also has a "Powder Coat" look... but "way" Cheaper
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http://www.klasskote.com/product/KKA100
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