Archive for February, 2008
I was at a local antique store, which means mostly collectibles, and was surprised when I found this box, intact, with all the parts inside. There are four sets of plans and individually wrapped balsa bundles for each project. The box is a little sway-backed, but they only wanted 20.00 bucks for it. The plans are all dated 1964 and are yellowing around the edges. Not something I ever thought I would find at a antique/junk/toy/collectible/I hope this crap sells store. Here's a picture of the box. The pictures on the box are of the actual models you will build with the kit. From simple to the more advanced. Looking at the plans, there are fun words of encouragement written on them.
Here are some pictures that I took of the RC/model expo that they had in Monroe WA over the weekend....Continue Reading
I got the fuselage completed according to the directions. There was a minor work around as I did not know what canopy formers 9a and 10a are suppose to attach to. They seem to be floating in mid are. I just improvised a little. The longs is a bit warped when you look at it top down. I will try and correct it with water and a hair dryer. Not wanting to cut it up to correct a little warping. Solid piece of balsa for the tail, front end is open. Now I can start to figure out where to cut and remodel some of it to make the top accessible for the batteries, motor etc. Should be fun. Next.. the wings (squeal of excitement). (Never built a non die/laser cut model before)