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Old Oct 15, 2011, 12:45 AM
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2011 - What has happened so far...

This year started rather poorly and has continued on a fairly rocky path. What with two knee replacements, sundry cancer scares and deteriorating glaucoma, my modelling pace has slowed somewhat. Enthusiasm has had its ups and downs too but I was still keen (maybe stupid!) enough to take on another prototype build for Peter Rake - the Albatros DXI. This is now finished and awaiting the Spring winds to abate and my nervousness to diminish
DXI build thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1420281

The Morane Saulnier AI is almost finished too - certainly flyable but a few details to add before it gets hurled into sky. It is, for me, my best build so far and was inspired in part, by Hammerd's recent 1/8 to 1/6 scale upsizes of a Rake plan. I almost didn't change anything important - only where the bigger size dictated a different approach or wanted a more 'scale' appearance. It feels as though it would fly without a hitch.
MS AI: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1353204

The big BUSA SPAD is now all covered and awaiting paint while the 60" Hurricane of D-Rock's has flown and after small repairs, will fly again soon.
SPAD Build: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1072240
Hurricane: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1243092

The big Westland Lysander has its basic fuselage structure completed and is a great model to get back to with no pressure about getting it done - my first real model that is for building pleasure only. If it flies in the future - great.
Build log: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1305727


Another build I wanted to do and accepted Peter Rake's offer to design is a 1/6 scale Fokker D.VII - I've got the laser cut parts from Manzano but haven't started it yet - promised myself the Hurricane and DXI would fly first!

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 05:11 AM
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Glad to hear that you are well!

Those models are real works of art- I can only aspire to those standards.

Go well Mate

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Old Oct 21, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Inspirational work! I've got a 'DPC' kit for a 1/12 scale Albatros DXI that I've had sitting around for ages. Seeing your big version and reading how ell it went makes me think it's time that i got it built.

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