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A gift and a challenge!

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#1
Problem: To take my A Certificate for model flying I need a plane that can take off and land from the ground and has to weigh more than a kilogram.
Answer: I got gifted a suitable plane - a Seagull Models Swift 40 by the flying club secretary.
Challenge: It's not in exactly a great state! So I'm planning of stripping the aircraft and completly recovering it. Have I bitten off more than I can chew?
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ElectriSean

Eternal Student
Mentor
#2
Damn that's an ugly plane, I hope you're not planning to recreate the scheme ;) I've never covered a plane myself, but it doesn't look too difficult, just be sure to get some extra covering :)
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#3
Damn that's an ugly plane, I hope you're not planning to recreate the scheme ;) I've never covered a plane myself, but it doesn't look too difficult, just be sure to get some extra covering :)
Ugly indeed! I plane is to do it up in pure white, add some simple graphics, get my certificate and then....to donate it to the flying club for other learners.
 

jaredstrees

Well-known member
#4
Covering is not too hard. Just take your time. There's a lot of builders here that can help if you get stuck. Do some test pieces first, and don't get the iron too hot!