tail feather covering 7BCM

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tail feather covering 7BCM

Post by DELCOM » Fri Mar 13, 2015 13:05

Well...I have been a busy soul here in Calif doing my second Champ re cover and restoration. I have the tail feathers covered in Ceconite 102 and just started spraying the rand o proof today. 10,000 things done and only 10,000 to go. The fuselage is done except for the fabric, including 0 smoh C85 , interior, windows, gear yea...everything.
I love doing the fabric as it is one of the most rewarding and satisfying parts of the project. The wings are done and down at the hangar awaiting the fuselage. No real questions today just and update on progress for those that are interested.

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Post by MikeB » Fri Mar 13, 2015 14:32

Thanks for the progress report Del. I'll bet it will be nice when it's done. Pictures ??? I was at the Bulverde (Tx) yesterday and watched an envelope being put on a 7EC (anything for an Aeronca fix). Can't wait to get home and back to work on the Super Chief project. Noticed you're using 'dope'. Kind of wish I tried that on the Chief just to try something different. I opted for Superflite 7 again ...old habits are hard to break.
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Post by bob turner » Fri Mar 13, 2015 19:19

Del - tell those guys to sell us that PA-11 that is dying on the ramp.

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Post by DELCOM » Fri Mar 13, 2015 19:46

Yes I know the one you speak out. Mr. Hembree says he gets enjoyment sittin on the airport bum bench and looking out on the ramp at it. We all believe it has developed roots that keep it in place.

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Post by DELCOM » Fri May 08, 2015 12:10

update....Im now in the process of the fabric going on the fuselage. WOW.....I love this part. only the glueing of the rear section to the verticle stabilizer remain and then the funnest part of the entire multi year project.....the shrinkage of the fabric to the airframe. Needless to say Im getting very excited now. Hope this excitement helps someone else get out to the shop and do some work on their Aeronca!!

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Post by hangerash » Fri May 08, 2015 12:48

Del,

I too enjoy the shrink process the most. When you first start and it really looks horrible at 250. Then the second pass at 300 and things shape up. The final pass at 350 finishes the tension and you can bounce a quarter off of the surface. Excited for you and sharing your joy.

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