How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by I suck at monoco » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 11:58:00



Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
freekin head!  

Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
Im loosen it!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH      HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

LaRrY

 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by Joey Anderso » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 13:59:52


With language like that, maybe you should do it.
On the other hand, there are videos that can help you.
Check on the net for monokote.
If that does not work, you can always go back and built (put together) ARF's



Quote:

> Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
> freekin head!

> Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
> ***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
> Im loosen it!!!

> AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH      HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

> LaRrY


 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by Jerry Fes » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 14:00:19




Quote:

>Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
>freekin head!  

>Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
>***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
>Im loosen it!!!

>AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH      HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

>LaRrY

Before we read about your 'events' in the newspaper....take the
heating iron (or gun) and heat the area PAST the wingtip (about 4-6"
past_ and PULL the covering and after it streches (you are still
heating it), pull in around the wing tip. Don't rely on it shrinking
to cure your ills, but let it STREACH!

Hope this helps...a gun makes this easier because of the larger area
heated.

Jerry
There are three kinds of modelers, those who can count, and those who can't!

 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by mk » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 14:27:05


Don't be too cheap and try to save monokote, get enough past the tip to
stretch and still hang on and pull.
mk

Quote:


> >Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
> >freekin head!

> >Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
> >***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
> >Im loosen it!!!

> >AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH      HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

> >LaRrY
> Before we read about your 'events' in the newspaper....take the
> heating iron (or gun) and heat the area PAST the wingtip (about 4-6"
> past_ and PULL the covering and after it streches (you are still
> heating it), pull in around the wing tip. Don't rely on it shrinking
> to cure your ills, but let it STREACH!

> Hope this helps...a gun makes this easier because of the larger area
> heated.

> Jerry
> There are three kinds of modelers, those who can count, and those who

can't!
 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by James G. Branau » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 15:22:02


If you happen to wiggle it as you are stretching it, most of the wrinkles
will try to go away.  But first, lets set up well.  I am sure that there are
lots of folks with a better way.  Maybe they will tell you all the things I
am doing wrong, and then again maybe not.

I put my monocote over the frame and touch the middle of the root rib with
the hot iron as step 1.  Step 2 is to pull it as tight as I can and touch
the iron the middle of the monocote over the tip rib.  Step 3 and 4 are to
pull the monocote tight from front to rear at the middle of the wing and put
the iron to it at the middle of the leading edge and then the trailing edge.
If you have ailerons, make sure that this step goes to the trailing edge and
NOT the ailerons.  Step 5 is to divide the wing halves up and repeat steps 1
through 4 until it is all down on the outside perimiter.   Then I wrap the
monocote a bit so it is not just on the top surface.  This makes for a nice
looking covering job.  NOW I get the gun out and tighten it up.  While I am
tightening it up I also go to the tip and grab a bunch and pull it as I move
it back and forth while heating it where it goes across the tip of the wing.

Hope this gives you some idea of how to start without having to wait for a
video <g>


Another modeler providing glue for the AMA


Quote:
> Don't be too cheap and try to save monokote, get enough past the tip to
> stretch and still hang on and pull.
> mk




> > >Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
> > >freekin head!

> > >Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
> > >***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
> > >Im loosen it!!!

> > >AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH      HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

> > >LaRrY
> > Before we read about your 'events' in the newspaper....take the
> > heating iron (or gun) and heat the area PAST the wingtip (about 4-6"
> > past_ and PULL the covering and after it streches (you are still
> > heating it), pull in around the wing tip. Don't rely on it shrinking
> > to cure your ills, but let it STREACH!

> > Hope this helps...a gun makes this easier because of the larger area
> > heated.

> > Jerry
> > There are three kinds of modelers, those who can count, and those who
> can't!

 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by SixStrin » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 04:00:00


I usually start from the bottom and cut small fingers in the Monokote and
use them to pull around the top as I heat. Then trim just at the point
that it wraps around the top. Then from the top do the same thing... heat
and pull until it overlaps and trim at the point it wraps around to the
bottom. I hope you are able to understand that.

Six


Quote:

> Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
> freekin head!  

> Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
> ***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
> Im loosen it!!!

> AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH      HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

> LaRrY

 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by Dr1Driv » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 20:46:45


Quote:
>Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
>***works on wing tips

First, it's not crap.  Second, calm down.  Cut the piece with enough left to
grab.  Leave the wingtip until last.  Hold the covering and pull tight.  Heat
it.  As you feel it stretch, lay it down around the tip.  Work slowly, a small
area at a time.  Your first several covering jobs will not be perfect.  The
only way to learn to cover is to cover.  It takes practice.
Dr.1 Driver
"There's a Hun in the sun!"
 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by Mike Slaughte » Sat, 04 Nov 2000 22:55:28


now you know why I'm bald

Mike



Quote:

> Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
> freekin head!

> Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
> ***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
> Im loosen it!!!

> AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH      HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

> LaRrY

 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by David Larki » Mon, 06 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Try as JGB suggests in his post.  But sometimes it is easier to stop
covering at the last rib before the wingtip. I assume you are talking
about a fairly tapered wingtip.  Then cut a small section of film and
work with that, attaching it at the centre of the rib and at the tip
(maintaining tension) and work forwards and backwards to the LE and TE.
You may want to cut the inboard side of the section in an arc first.

If you are just talking about a rounded tip on a parallel chord wing,
leave the film projecting an inch or so, and cut in span wise with a
number of scissor cuts toward the last rib.   Starting from the rear,
iron each 'tab' down, while maintaining tension on it.

Consider buying Harry Higley's book 'There are no Secrets'.

Dave Larkin


Quote:
> Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
> freekin head!

> Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
> ***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
> Im loosen it!!!

> AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH      HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

> LaRrY

 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by John AMA 166551 / K9AH » Mon, 06 Nov 2000 04:00:00


They say "A picture is worth a thousand words."   If you could get the
TopFlite Monokote tape, you would see a demonstration and hear a thousand
words at the same time.  Our club has them and I have a copy.   Both of use
loan them out.  Ask around your club and Hobby Shop and maybe you can locate
them.


 
 
 

How the HELL do I monocoat wingtips?

Post by Jack A Staffor » Fri, 10 Nov 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
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> Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
> ***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
> Im loosen it!!!

Put the monokote iron down and step back slowly.   :-)
Keep your hands where I can see them.

The trick is to slowly heat and stretch the covering
over the contour of the round wingtip.  

If that is impossible, just paint the wingtips with dope.
Then cover the main wing panels when the dope is dried.

-Jack