Oratex 6000 on a PA12

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Well had a few heavy rainy days and then was so wet that couldnt do much work with the equipment, so i did some work on the plane and took it outside to c how she looks in the daylight. Now to just put everything back together and then get some air under her wings!!!!!

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NIce...

 

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That looks nice. How did you like working with Oratex? Considering re-covering my Magnum fuselage with it.

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Well like ive mentioned b4.  I havent done any covering work (just patchwork) with any aircraft fabric b4 i did the Oratex,  but i tell u that oratex is AWESOME STUFF. Least far as i can comment on.  Its so easy and fast a kid could do it. Hahahaaaa i have two more to cover for myself and i tell u thats what ill b useing on them.  And not to mention i cut off a total of 10.7lbs off dads PA12 with the Oratex 6000, biggest thing to remember is when ur installing the oratex is u have to remember ur installing the final surface so u have to take care to do the best job u can and take ur time, and think ahead cause what u leave is what everyone will C when its done. 

 

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I made a few films when covering my Avid with Oratex 600 (I used Oratex 6000 only for the landing gear).

Really great stuff! Just stay away from the pre-glued pinked edge bands (and make straight bands yourself) and be aware that the glue will get yellow some time after being heat activated - i.e. excess glue will show particularly on white...

There is more info on my blog, filter the posts on “Oratex”:

http://avidsimonini.blogspot.com

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Thanks guys! appreciate the feedback. My plane is white.

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Not the best picture, but here are some stock MK IV rudder pedals.  JImChuk

PS  sorry, this ended up in the wrong spot...

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Edited by 1avidflyer

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Well rain again some here so got to work on the 12 again. Got the tail feathers on yesturday hope to finish up the rest today and install the wings by this weekend. Not the best pic but still cool i say. Hahhaaaa

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Well wouldnt let me write anything, had to log out and back in, and start a new reply.

Anyways, Dad, Brother, Son and I installed the wings backon yesturday, and got about have the stuff hooked backup, we just about ready to final adjust the cables/rigging. 

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Whats dad think of the tow bar?  looks like it works great!

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He loved it, works great to pull plane backwards and can use it to push the plane also but u really have to think ahead. Hahahaaaa got all the cables rigged and set yesturday, not far from a flight test.  Im guessing sometime this coming week

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