Had a Weasel Pro from Dream-Flight NIB, so I built it up for our MidWest Whatever Fest.
• Sports bagged balsa elevons, because my old Weasel's elevons got wonky.
• I put in a thin basswood TE, because my old Weasel's TE went all kaflooey.
• Covering is Ultracoat, except nose/tips, which are Solartex and goop, because my old Weasel had this treatment and it held up to abuse.
• The tail slips in- held into place with rare earth magnets, because I wanted an easier to remove tail than my old Weasel.
• The tail is a carbon tow & balsa sandwich, because my old Weasel's corroplast tail was more bent outta shape than a raving fundamentalist.
* And the super fine stenciled Axis of Weasel tail? Don't know what happened there. No explanation. I put an exacto knife under my pillow one night and the build fairy went bonkers.
This group does great performances in New York City.
Love these 2- Frozen Grand Central and Human Mirror.
Both really simple ideas that make the viewers stop and notice.
Frozen Grand Central is just like the children's game "Statue" or whatever it was called in your neighborhood. But on a "grand" urban scale. 207 people all freeze in place for 5 minutes. And in a place like Grand Central Terminal this goes way against the never ending ebb and flow of commuters and tourists.
In Human Mirror the group assembles several sets of identical twins to ride the subway. Each pair splits to mirror the other on either side of the train.
Well, it all started when I totaled one of my nicest spendy planes...
Composite Piper with all digis went in and was totaled. Stupid error on my part. Anyway- that led to an interest in cheaper planes. A like-minded modeler had started a thread about balsa built slopers. I love to build with balsa. Getting involved with that thread led me to see this awesome little mini pitcheron. Soon I was in touch with the guy in France who designed it, and the laser cutter in France making kits. Now I'm managing a group buy. So, instead of spending money, I'm spending time. What a hobby.