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Friday, February 15, 2008

Speed Astir Restoration

Last week i got a call from Mike May saying that he had just bought a bunch of moddeling kit from a guy that was emmigrating and wanted to konw if I was intersted in any of these planes. What I found was one very beat up scale glider with hollow molded wings that had been repaired and a Grand Esprit in perfect nick.

So this is what I staretd with.

The first task was to identify the type of glider. I used three basic charataristics to ID the ship canopy shape, wing form and tailplain shape. Off the bat it looked like one of the Glas Dirks ships (DG) but after consulting the sailplain directory the only ship with the right tail and canopy that tapers right from the wing root was the Speed Astir

The next step was to flat the whole plane to get rid of all the old paint.

After sanding I sprayfilled all the dings and final sanded it.

The next step was two light coats of white 2K and radio gear instalation. Next week i'll spray the trim, add the decals and sort the CG.

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