Posted by Kmot |
Aug 17, 2011 @ 01:02 AM | 7,075 Views
I have been wanting a curio cabinet to display my customised engines in. I had priced some at the local furniture stores, and they are are all waaaay out of my budget range. Ridiculously so!
So once in a while I would peruse Craigslist and eBay for a deal. Well I finally found one!
A local seller had one that was just the right size to keep my wife happy, and just barely adequate for me but sometimes ya gotta compromise.
But I am very pleased with it, and I scored it for only $45 bucks. It is a mirrored, oak and glass 'half-hexagon' style and has three glass shelves. My radial just barely fits and I had to take the spinner off to get it inside. On my other engines I had to take the propellers off. But they still look good inside and it is really neat to finally have one.
Here it is when I got it home, without the shelves installed yet:
And here it is with the three shelves installed and some of my engines already in place:
Posted by Kmot |
Aug 04, 2011 @ 06:31 PM | 6,533 Views
I am refurbishing an old Sig Kadet Senior airframe that I have had for about 5 years now. I bought it mainly for the engine, and initially toyed with the idea of flying the plane but I lost interest and put it in a storage shed.
I have recently come to the conclusion that todays modern radio components are not as solid as the radio gear from a decade or two ago. So I decided to put this plane together to use as a "test mule" to fly new radio gear (Read: Cheap China stuff) for a few flights to be sure it will function properly before trusting it to fly a new 'good' plane.
So, this plane will be the "beater bird", so to speak.