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Posted by stevehendo | Dec 04, 2012 @ 04:41 AM | 1,754 Views
Maiden flight on 1/12/2012. I rechecked the CG and decided to add 100g of lead to the nose, just to be on the safe side. Everything went perfectly, even though it was a bit windier than I would have liked. Very happy!

Sorry about the vertical video.

1/6 Balsa USA Sopwith Pup Maiden (2 min 47 sec)

Posted by stevehendo | Nov 22, 2012 @ 02:13 AM | 1,820 Views
Horizontal and vertical stab, elevator and rudder, pilot glued in

AUW 2.7kg (6lb). CG perfect with the brass spinner and .61FS (3.5" back from the top wing LE)

175 hours total
Posted by stevehendo | Nov 18, 2012 @ 06:28 AM | 1,736 Views
Covering, decals, staining, painting, spreader bar, cabane and LG covers, rx and battery, cheek cowls, gun mounting - 40

Total - 172
Posted by stevehendo | Oct 23, 2012 @ 07:21 AM | 1,658 Views
Aileron linkages, fuel tank, throttle servo, dummy radial, pushrods - 16

Total - 132
Posted by stevehendo | Oct 11, 2012 @ 04:36 AM | 1,943 Views
Struts, Landing Gear, Cowl, Servo Mounts, Engine Mount - 19

Total - 116
Posted by stevehendo | Jul 01, 2012 @ 07:19 AM | 1,961 Views
Fus finishing 10
Top wing mount finishing 4
Firewall 3
Wheel painting and machine gun 2
Posted by stevehendo | Jun 11, 2012 @ 07:56 AM | 2,466 Views
Top decking and stringers - 2. Cabane soldering and top wing mounting - 8.
Posted by stevehendo | May 17, 2012 @ 07:08 AM | 2,648 Views
8 on the fus. Plus 6 to get it mounted and finished.
Posted by stevehendo | Apr 28, 2012 @ 02:25 AM | 2,169 Views
About 12 hours.
Posted by stevehendo | Apr 11, 2012 @ 02:12 AM | 2,639 Views
Top and Bottom wing panels done. Keeping a rough log of the hours just for interest's sake.

Top Wing - 25 hours
Bottom Wing - 21 hours
Posted by stevehendo | Apr 11, 2012 @ 01:59 AM | 2,565 Views
Bottom Wing panels
Posted by stevehendo | Feb 26, 2012 @ 02:05 AM | 2,547 Views
Too hot in the garage to build. Prepared all the wing ribs instead.
Posted by stevehendo | Feb 26, 2012 @ 02:02 AM | 2,453 Views
Top wing outer panels.
Posted by stevehendo | Feb 26, 2012 @ 01:56 AM | 2,389 Views
Commenced 18/2/2012.

Top port outer panel.
Posted by stevehendo | Feb 25, 2012 @ 11:39 PM | 2,525 Views
Arrived 22/12/2012 from ClassicRC Hobby. $222 shipped.