Britkit Build Off April 2012 - Veron Deacon
I've finally made a start on the Deacon. It always amazes me how much time you can spend looking plans over, figuring out conversion problems and just making sure they're thoroughly understood.
Yeah, right! I always considered myself to be fairly meticulous, but am now convinced otherwise.
Nevertheless, the unforeseen has been dealt with - at least on the tailplanes. Other challenges lay ahead, I'm sure, but there's a solution for every problem. If I can't figure it out, someone here will have an idea.
At this point I'm all out of 3/16" balsa (how on earth did that happen
), but the next stash of wood is scheduled in on Monday and work will continue then. There is a LOT of 3/16" stock used in this one.
The entire tailplane as built (uncovered) weighs 2.1 oz. I don't know how good or bad that is, but it sure feels heavy. Maybe some lightening holes for the elevators are in order. Solid wood there just "feels" wrong for an electric.