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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:38 PM
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Character Building Exercise...

Mtb - I've always had a soft spot for Lizzies and felt bad after stopping the previous build when it didn't work for me. Hopefully this one will be finished

Just to prove that I can be a complete klutz, these three pictures show the completed centre struts, the simple self-springing ug legs AND what happens when my lack of peripheral vision allows an elbow to knock it all off the bench onto the concrete floor

Damage was maximal! ALL four longerons snapped between the firewall and the next former, EVERY cross member broke away AND I cursed just a little

But a couple of day's work spliced in some 3/16 spruce for the forward longerons and the entire box fuselage was rebuilt but it was never quite as accurate as the first effort where I had declared I'd take it slower than usual and do everything in a more craftsman-like manner than usual. I even used Titebond rather than CA (perhaps that's why it fell apart ) Anyway it is now all back together.........

All very character building.........

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