|Dec 15, 2011, 10:47 PM|
2011 - It's been a slowish year!
I guess for me, the big event was getting the prototype Albatros DXI flying - and fly it did! It is an extremely straightforward model to pilot and although my landing still need a little work to prevent nose-overs, she is one of the easiest models in this size I've ever flown.
The Hurricane has flown again but now I've dinged a wing tip and that needs repairing.
My main effort has been the Prototype build for Peter Rake of a 1:6 scale Fokker D.VII. Although this aircraft has been modelled to death, I rather like its brutish, no-nonsense looks and Pete's design is coming on well. I'm doing some extra detail work in the cockpit and hopefully will continue that effort to the exposed engine. In the interests of 'simplicity' most of the possible external detail will be minimised as I seem to keep breaking bits off in the field Progress can be seen at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1438691
As always, when an airframe is finished, and covering etc is on the way, my mind starts wandering to 'what's next?'. I have a short list of what I'd like to build - mostly multi-engined but may do some simpler builds rather than spend months on fine detail stuff. We shall see.............
Like most builders, I still have several models on the go as I like swapping around when things get boring with the current activity. A Lysander, a nearly finished MS AI and the big SPAD wait in the background - they'll get their turn!
Have a good Xmas
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