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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby John Boucher » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:37 pm

(^^) Awesome colour scheme Ducky.... vhpy
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Aerosan » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:49 am

Duck Rogers wrote:Ok, here's a pic........... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Jean Crous » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:21 pm

Hey Scotsman howzit :?: When will we be graced with some more progress info/foties HHHhhhhhmmmm :?: :lol:
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:37 pm

Hi Jean, not much progress...started trying this whole spray painting gig which seems to be a learning curve but seems to be going ok. Started trying to remove some scratches from the canopy with some special kit from the States...we'll see how that goes.
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Jean Crous » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:09 pm

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Bring it to me , i like spraypainting :lol: James, ask Justin to give you a hand , he seems to know his way round a spray-gun vhpy
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby justin.schoeman » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:21 pm

JeanTree wrote::twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Bring it to me , i like spraypainting :lol: James, ask Justin to give you a hand , he seems to know his way round a spray-gun vhpy
Sure, if you want shark skin, orange peel, or runs - I am very good at all of these finishes :( .
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:49 pm

:) :lol: :lol:

Only one run through stupidity and no orange peel....however I did manage to perfect shark skin by overspraying on one area of the baggage shelf....needless to say the sand paper has been out on that area already....seems rescuable with a bit of sanding and another coat.
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby doreen » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:25 pm

Sorry for the hijack but you might like this photos. I bought a transponder on e-bay, hope it works, that will be the last of the interior work. Will start with the fine tuning of the engine shortly.
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:43 am

No hijack...inspiration rather. I see fro the infamous unpainted "t" on the fuselage that you did the upgrade.

The aircraft looks awesome. When do you think that you are going to start doing flight testing and what category did you register it as on the build application (still haven't submitted mine)?
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:59 pm

Still not much progress to date...but thought I would post a couple of photos to make it look like I have actually been doing something. vhpy vhpy
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Boet » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:09 pm

It`s not the canopy glass that is the problem. You need to sharpen your drill bits in a special way, otherwise cracks results. To drill metal etc, you sharpen the drill, so it will "digg in", exactly what is not needed when drilling plexiglass. IE, how to ruin a R5k canopy glass in seconds. Just grind the Cutting edge of the drill bit "blunt". so it will scratch through, and you will have no more ^$#%$@#&^&*. vhpy
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby German » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:16 am

Use a cheap soldering iron
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Scotsman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:40 am

Thanks Boet, I will try this.

German, dare I ask what you expect me to the do with the soldering iron....make the head to the required diameter of the hole and burn through the canopy?

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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby German » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:00 pm

Exactly. A thin point soldering iron!
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Re: Zodiac 601 XL Project

Postby Boet » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:17 pm

With all due respect............ :shock: :shock: the soldering iron in NOT an idea I would have tried with my plexiglass canopie, all #.5k off it. :shock: :shock: Stick to the drill. PLEASE. :roll:

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