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Red Star and The Dragon
Statistics: Posted by Andy Anderson — May 20th, 2013, 8:03 am
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Statistics: Posted by Steve Walter — May 16th, 2013, 8:57 am
This placard is for our friend and instructor on the Sabre, Stu Eberhardt. If you've ever been to the Reno air races, that's a familiar name around those parts. Stu isn't as young as he used to be, and he likes to use the right drop tank to boost himself up onto the wing. He's the only one that gets to do so:
This is our little tribute to the story of Capt. Ferrier's fatal crash that I posted a few pages back.
I finished the canopy placards, these will be installed tomorrow. The red placard is table of landing speeds based on weight and configuration. The next two are circuit breaker schematics.
Next I got started on the foothold doors. I started with some 600 grit wet sanding, then moved to 1200 grit.
After that, I did the next cut with some Nuvite G6 smart abrasive and will finish the doors in the next day or two with some Nuvite S. I'll post pics when they're done.
Statistics: Posted by David Boyd — May 14th, 2013, 1:59 pm
Statistics: Posted by David Boyd — May 13th, 2013, 8:08 pm
Statistics: Posted by Kevin Korterud — May 13th, 2013, 5:18 pm
Statistics: Posted by Kevin Korterud — May 12th, 2013, 8:06 am
I masked off the foot holds,stripped the old zinc chromate out of them and painted them with new zinc chromate:
I assembled the vinyl "EXPERIMENTAL" placards for the ammo bay doors:
The red "NO STEP" placards are installed...pretty good color match!
Won't get much done on the Sabre today, my boys and I are gonna make sure their momma has the day off.
Statistics: Posted by David Boyd — May 12th, 2013, 6:47 am
We cleaned out the front cockpit area and will do paint touch ups when it gets a bit warmer. In addition to the exterior lighting at night, we are purchasing some solar-powered lights (aka lawn + garden variety) that will also light up the interior.
Here is a good one for you. While checking the interior I noticed a switch on the lower left of the front panel. It read something like "Nuclear Ordnance - Safe/Arm". I gave the switch a toggle to Arm and the good news is that Ohio is not in the midst of a nuclear winter Anyway, I have to go look in some of the F-4 reference books we have as I have never seen such a thing...one of my colleagues took a pic of it and will forward/post upon receipt.
You can find pics of the entire resto process here...hegrets to all CJAA members that disdain Facebook....Any advice on how to post pics would be welcome...
https://www.facebook.com/kevin.korterud ... 337&type=1
Statistics: Posted by Kevin Korterud — May 12th, 2013, 6:20 am
Masking the fuselage and wings off:
Close up of the masking project:
We scuffed all of the painted and unpainted surfaces and then shot self-etching primer on the bare metal areas:
Kevin, our esteemed painter, starting to shoot the black:
Black is on!
One of the nifty, very effective paint shields we made to keep the red from messing up the black striping. I would tell you how we did it...but it is HIGHLY technical and HIGHLY classified...
Flap position indicator stripe all masked and ready for paint:
The safety red we used, which is quite different from the red used on the rest of the jet:
This is the "no walk" area on the flap:
Statistics: Posted by David Boyd — May 10th, 2013, 4:52 pm
Laying the 2" tape that will be used as the template for the 1/2" fine line tape to follow.
Fine line tape on, and masking tape pulled. The line on the flap will be red, whereas the line on the wing will be black.
Fine line tape laid, and masking pulled.
It's pretty impressive how different the line geometry changes depending on whether or not the flaps are up or down. I did the layout with the flaps up, then extended the flaps and continued the line up to the leading edge of the flap.
Today was one of those days where I turned the lights off in the hangar kind of feeling like I didn't get a lot accomplished. But, the lines are straight and even. I'll mask each of the wings off tomorrow and these should be painted by tomorrow evening. Also, I should be able to mount the ammo bay doors tomorrow, as the paint will have had 2 days to dry.
Statistics: Posted by David Boyd — May 8th, 2013, 3:27 pm