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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Your fault Chuck, you taught me!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 06:30 AM
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Your fault Chuck, you taught me!
I taught you how to fly. You learned how to crash all by yourself.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:54 AM
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crashing is the one skill everyone can do
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:25 PM
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If I can do this, there's a better-than-good chance that you can too, whoever you are.

This is the first time I've ever attempted anything of this caliber. I only started flying a couple of years ago, and most of that time was spent flying little park flyers. Only got into big fuel models four months ago! Edit: I've never even made a repair to a big model -- just minor gluing on small foamies.

Sure, I played with Legos as a kid, and I've dabbled in digital 3D modeling over the years as a hobby. I've also done a fair amount of construction projects, so in terms of ethos, I have what could be considered the average male's experience with spatial relations and basic mechanical inclinations.

I'll tell you what, though... without Waldo's videos and instructions, there's NO WAY I would have attempted this. But I am glad I did. It's been seriously fun! A lot of unexpected challenges have arisen. (Prepare the landing gear plate with mounting hardware BEFORE installing it -- that was a serious pain in my particular situation as I had to carve away the reinforcing hardwood stock at the bottom of the gas tank floor to make room for the 1/4 - 20 blind nuts. Also, I am not doing the triangular leading edge on the wing, so experimenting with bending balsa sheet was a little frustrating. But I learned a lot, and it's all in working order!)

Go for it!
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:41 PM
Walk of Shame Season :)
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Billy well your doing a fine job and I was wondering who was going to be the first to go with the warping the sheeting all around the wing besides Nomatta I think he was the one who did it that way originally, during this build I had 2 agendas as I was building my fuse to also adapt to the Triplane version of this plane so I needed my wing to match the fit of how I built the other 3 wings, all in all I agree this plane was a real fun build.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:45 PM
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If I can do this, there's a better-than-good chance that you can too, whoever you are.

This is the first time I've ever attempted anything of this caliber. I only started flying a couple of years ago, and most of that time was spent flying little park flyers. Only got into big fuel models four months ago! Edit: I've never even made a repair to a big model -- just minor gluing on small foamies.

Sure, I played with Legos as a kid, and I've dabbled in digital 3D modeling over the years as a hobby. I've also done a fair amount of construction projects, so in terms of ethos, I have what could be considered the average male's experience with spatial relations and basic mechanical inclinations.

I'll tell you what, though... without Waldo's videos and instructions, there's NO WAY I would have attempted this. But I am glad I did. It's been seriously fun! A lot of unexpected challenges have arisen. (Prepare the landing gear plate with mounting hardware BEFORE installing it -- that was a serious pain in my particular situation as I had to carve away the reinforcing hardwood stock at the bottom of the gas tank floor to make room for the 1/4 - 20 blind nuts. Also, I am not doing the triangular leading edge on the wing, so experimenting with bending balsa sheet was a little frustrating. But I learned a lot, and it's all in working order!)

Go for it!
Billy it's so great to have you.
Welcome
I'm excited about your build and can't wait to hear your maiden. This plane is not a normal plane and is probally the very best flyer in the wind I've flown.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Nice job Billy! I have to agree, I wouldn't be as far as I am in this build without Waldo's videos. Thanks Waldo for making the time and effort in showing us how easy it really is to build with a little time and effort. Also, a big thanks to Nomatta. Without those drawings none of this would be possible.
I'm looking forward to finishing my build and getting her ready for opening day next year!!
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Wing sheeting...

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:32 PM
Walk of Shame Season :)
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Billy sweet job on the warping looking awesome!!!

Thanks Ernie I knew you had it in you though you have that determination gene lol
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:40 PM
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I taught you how to fly. You learned how to crash all by yourself.
You're a funny guy Chuck! Merry Christmas my friend!


Great progress Billy! That looks like a strong wing!
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 09:28 PM
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Looks like it's comming together very well. You seem to have developed the necessary skill set. Keep it up.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 06:46 AM
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It looks really kwel.
The only thing I see is orientation.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:07 AM
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It looks really kwel.
The only thing I see is orientation.
I've never had any problems keeping orientation except at dusk flying low along a treeline, but who hasn't then? Maybe I misread, but do you mean that orientation will be more difficult with this color scheme or easier? My thought was that it would be really easy with this layout.
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