Thread: Build Log 1/7 F-14D Tomcat scratch build
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Well, what you are seeing in the pictures and videos so far will never fly. The fuselage weighs nearly 100lbs as is, and has over 100 sheets of 3/32"x4"x48" balsa applied to it, not including alll the blocks, sticks and thicker sheets used on it. Overall, over $800 in wood has been used to build just these plugs.


Unfortunately, before leaving for work on monday, i noticed a problem with the shape of the fuselage where the exhaust nozzles mount. The shape large panels in this are are going to have to be removed, the fuselage reworked and then the panels remade and attached. It isnt really bad or noticeable to 90% of the people out there, but its bad enough for me to where i would never be happy if i dont fix it now. The good news, is it should only take a few days.
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