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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Completing the wing.

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Time to start on the fuselage.

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Looking good, Frank, BUT.... your workbench is far too clean. MM kits built on a clean workbench will never fly as well as when they are built on a messy workbench. My years of building MM kits on an exceedingly messy workbench constitute my scientific, longitudinal study proving this thesis......
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Haha. It gets messy but I don't like it when it does. I typically give myself 5 or 10 minutes to clean up before "quitting time" so I don't come back to a messy work area the next day.

I've always been that way.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Any updates on this? I'm considering this as my first build and am enjoying the step by step tutorial.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Any updates on this? I'm considering this as my first build and am enjoying the step by step tutorial.
No need to hesitate. It's a superlative, classic plane. Get one while you still can.

The main thing to keep in mind with the Switchback is that it's an ultra-light airframe, with not a milligram of excess balsa on it. Go super light on the sanding, and on the covering material, and take extra care not to over-shrink the covering, particularly on the tail surfaces.

Some kits are over-designed, with heavy/hard balsa and too much of it. The Switchback errs in the opposite direction. With some finesse and TLC during the build, you'll be OK.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:41 PM
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If you are considering a Switchback do not wait to order one. Or you will miss out on one of the best parkflyers ever designed!
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