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Thread: Buttercup Project - Steve Wittman -First Flown in 1938

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    I agree that it's great work. What are the thin, darker-colored bits under the reinforcing tape between the ribs in the first and second photos above?
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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Giger View Post
    Looking at your covering skills all I can say is....I hate you.

    Thank you Frank, That's the nicest thing someone has said about it ...

    Gotta Fly...

    PS To the other question.... Those are Douglas fir strips

    I had to use them to jump the structural tube... The fabric was barely touching it
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    I used some Toothpicks ( Flat Ones ) to help get close enough to use "Tape" to seal it.
    Then extended the Spring Rod Dampener with Balsa wood...using Bondo to glue it.
    After it gets Glassed... it can be ground out more..it's just a mold.
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    Gotta Fly...
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    Spring Rod dampeners have 2 part Epoxy primer.
    I had to make a booth in the shop.
    The first attempt to spray them outside, snow blew off the trees
    By the time I sanded out the bad areas and feathered it...
    The first coat was practically gone...

    A LOT of hand sanding...Also a lot of wood rasp file.
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    More Stuff Done...dampeners were finished... brakes are done...
    working on throttle and other cable throwing buttons bells and whistles.
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    Finally paid the ransom money for tiny shackles on the rudder...Much cleaner/lighter

    I designed a sticker like the Tailwind Sticker...( For both sides )
    The Sun will write Buttercup with it's shadow...
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    Gotta Fly...
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    I'm close to finishing my Air Box

    Not much hardware needed.
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    Gorgeous work!
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    Still haven't finished the Carb Heat Box.
    I was working on my Kolb Firestar II , getting her ready to fly again...
    We got snow early... and Winter sorta STAYED.

    So , back to work on Miss Tickle Madness
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    I worked on finishing the doors... One more thing off the list...
    I'm also spending time STARRING at the carb heat box... as in , how I'm gonna filter it best...
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    Here's pix of the Doors...
    The Flames are Bare Aluminum and colored with a magic marker.






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