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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Thanks Larry, for posting the Lindberg documentary, it was awesome!

The top section of skin will have to go on after the finished wing is mounted. The way the aluminum curls up to meet the leading edge can't be left to chance.
good call. I made that mistake on my Guillows conversion and never did get it fixed.

The cowl and spinner look great! Your going for the pre Atlantic crossing flight status of the aircraft or just showing of that engine turning ?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:15 PM
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Phil I know you have very high expectations of yourself, and you should not be at all disappointed. This build is awesome. I can't wait to hear of the maiden and sincerely hope it is videoed for us all to share in the excitement.
Thanks Larry for the documentary I shall watch that after the Mrs has gone to bed tonight!
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Phil I know you have very high expectations of yourself, and you should not be at all disappointed. This build is awesome. I can't wait to hear of the maiden and sincerely hope it is videoed for us all to share in the excitement.
Thanks Larry for the documentary I shall watch that after the Mrs has gone to bed tonight!
Well, I figure one has to have a high expectation, if one is to achieve a halfway decent result. If I were a fastidious person, I might achieve what I visualize. All things being relative, I tend to be lazy and rush through things. I'll be happy with the model in the end, even though I got ca smeared on the engine turned sheeting. LOL! I am my own worst critic...
The 808 hat brim cam will probably record the maiden, such is the intention.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 01:14 PM
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good call. I made that mistake on my Guillows conversion and never did get it fixed.

The cowl and spinner look great! Your going for the pre Atlantic crossing flight status of the aircraft or just showing of that engine turning ?
Yes, out of the shop newly made is what we're shooting for. Going to imaging I'm

headed for St. Louis on the maiden...
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Larry - thanks for that video - it was very well done.
I received an issue of AIR &SPACE from the Smithsonian yesterday and featuring a story of Lindbergh getting lost after he retrurned, but have not read it yet.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 06:15 AM
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Larry - thanks for that video - it was very well done.
I received an issue of AIR &SPACE from the Smithsonian yesterday and featuring a story of Lindbergh getting lost after he retrurned, but have not read it yet.

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Agh!!!! Can't watch it in the UK.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:40 PM
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The ca smear came off easily with ca debonder. A few drops in a paper towel, and it rubbed right off!
The shocks are a bit stiff, they'll give in case of a hard lading. There won't be a nice fluid motion during taxiing.
I looked for a correct scale figure today, just none to be found. Well... I used to carve faces on snowballs as a kid.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:43 PM
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Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post such detailed and instructive images and commentary on your build and the things you're learning along the way. The model looks beautiful and threads like this help us all to become better modelers.
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Really looking good!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Just a quick note to thank you for taking the time to post such detailed and instructive images and commentary on your build and the things you're learning along the way. The model looks beautiful and threads like this help us all to become better modelers.
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Me too! - - Looking wonderful -
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:40 PM
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How is a soft balsa strut going to hold the brass tab? I'm gambling this will work...A hinge slotting tool was used to put a slot in the end of the strut for the brass attachment point. Aluminum can skin was ca'd to one side at the strut end. A hole drilled through the strut end, ca flowed into the hole, then tapped for a 4-40 nylon bolt. The bolt threads tight up against the aluminum skin, the strut will be wrapped with doculam. I feel this will hold up to flight stress.
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