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  • in reply to: Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports #1005
    Brookes745
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    And then installed into the wing. Note the metal pins securing the ailerons…..

    in reply to: Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports #1004
    Brookes745
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    Yep this one has static undercarriage and will be staying that way.

    First job install the ailerons. These are screwed to the mounting plates in the same way I used on the Challenger, except these appear to have been 3D printed….

    in reply to: Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports #1001
    Brookes745
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    Accessory pack opened showing landing gear, EP & GP motor mounts, fuel tank and sundries other items….very complete.

    in reply to: Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports #1000
    Brookes745
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    Tail plane, fuselage and wing joining tubes, accessory pack and top cowling for EP version….

    in reply to: Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports #999
    Brookes745
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    Fuselage which comes in two parts and can be split for transportation…..

    in reply to: Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports #998
    Brookes745
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    Wings showing upper and lower surfaces…..

    in reply to: Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports #997
    Brookes745
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    Unboxing…the contents seem well wrapped and secured and as Chris would say, a nice bible (instruction book)

    in reply to: Kyosho Calmato Alpha 60 Sports #996
    Brookes745
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    A few goodies to go with it….the engine is an OS81 Alpha 4 stroke which I was lucky to get as they are no longer made and at a bargain price.

     

    in reply to: Challenger #951
    Brookes745
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    I will now continue and do the fuselage, hatch and fin. This process is typically 20 minutes of work followed by 24 hours drying so I’ll report back as I go. In the meantime, using the equation governing the number of models a person should own, n+1, where n is the number you currently have, I shall be putting this bad boy together during drying times…..build thread to follow.

    in reply to: Challenger #950
    Brookes745
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    Once dried this leaves a hard, durable finish that just requires sanding. If you were going for a super smooth finish you could apply a second coat, but for this model, one is fine. The surface will be filled by the primer.

    in reply to: Challenger #949
    Brookes745
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    Then any excess resin is soaked up using toilet roll. The idea here is to leave just enough resin to stick the glass cloth to the wood and no more. Excess resin is not your friend and will only have to be sanded off later.

    in reply to: Challenger #948
    Brookes745
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    The Z-poxy resin is mixed, thinned using the isopropanol which is basically neat alcohol and then applied using a brush…….

    in reply to: Challenger #947
    Brookes745
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    So onto the glassing. I have tried different ways of doing this as there are many but the following shows my preferred method. First the materials/equipment required…..

    in reply to: Challenger #946
    Brookes745
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    And after several layers applied, the finger crossing worked!!!

    in reply to: Challenger #944
    Brookes745
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    Then the hatch is bolted into place to cure……fingers crossed….

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