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Archive for March, 2009
Posted by SPasierb | Mar 29, 2009 @ 06:04 PM | 4,159 Views
All work and no play makes Steve a dull boy.

With the March calendar just about out and a rainy day on hand, here's a tiny bit of progress to report. Can't believe it's been over a month since my last post.

So, what started out as simply and very quickly repairing a couple spots on the fuselage bottom -- of this "beater" -- continues to sprial out of control with the fuselage just about redone tip to tail. I'm not hung up on anything close to scale nor obsessing over the quality details as I ususally do (leads to a lot less swearing in the workshop), but this old bird is looking better all the time. It will be fun to get it out to the field this spring. Hopefully, late April in Mt. Joy, PA.

Today's output -- built a new deck for behind the canopy, played a bit with the rudder striping, fuselage striping, replaced the main wheel, and finally added a bit of canopy interior detail just for fun. About all that remains to be done is to recruit a 1/4 scale pilot bust, glue the new canopy in place (sourced from Tom at TMRC) and add a skid to the bottom.

Going to be a nice plane in the air and on the ground -- albeit at a couple paces away.