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Thread: Louisiana Super Sport build.

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    Default Re: Louisiana Super Sport build.

    Looks great Ben!! That prop is beautiful. Keep plugging away, it will be worth every minute in the end...

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    Default Re: Louisiana Super Sport build.

    Almost ready for primer





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    Default Re: Louisiana Super Sport build.

    I know it seems like a shame to paint over carbon but one of these days the "carbon look" will be like platform shoes and wide neck ties.
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    Default Re: Louisiana Super Sport build.

    Finishing touches! Getting close to inspection. Lots of parts still in primer waiting for weather to cooperate for final paint.










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    Default Re: Louisiana Super Sport build.

    That's good news Ben! I hope to see it in person some day.
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    Thanks Ken. Same to you bud.


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    Really looking sharp Ben , some great homemade touches on your plane that I see . You'll be glad you persevered through the project once you fly it , and I suspect that will be soon. This year marks 20 years flying my Series 5 and I still get excited to fly her every chance I get . Bruce N199CL

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    A lot of hard work Ben. Cowl really turned out fine and the plane looks super!
    I like your wing cuffs as well. They fit like a glove! What do you use to mold/form the cuffs, modelers clay?
    My wings just went on and would like to try to do the same but never attempted any carbon f. work.
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    Default Re: Louisiana Super Sport build.

    Hey Brett. Thanks for the kind words. I did use clay to form the fairings. Just took my time and shaped the clay using various straight edges. I had first laid packaging tape over everything. The carbon is pretty easy to work with. Just make sure the resin is mixed properly and lay the ďoversizedĒ carbon over the mold. Itís pretty sticky so it doesnít want to sag on the bottom or anything like that. I did use a mold release spray also. I then popped them off the next day and rough cut the outside shape with shears then final sanded the edges.


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