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Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:51 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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See what you mean about the potential Jim, that is a decent looking wing, not at all peculiar after the strange fuselage.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:25 PM
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Slowly .. slowly .... a first loose assembly (fins are pinned in place!) to see what the thing is going to look like.

Still a lot of small details to do, some extensive sanding ... a shaft assemby .. .and a need to find a nice piece of clear pine from which to carve the 16" propellor
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 01:09 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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This heavy clumsy looking model.....
I like it a lot......!!!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:19 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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I must say Jim it looks better in the flesh then it does on the plan. There is a lot of wood in there though!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:00 AM
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There is a lot of wood in there though!
Nowt that a decent little outrunner couldn't handle............<runs and hides>
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Go upstairs and wash your mouth out - this minute!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:34 PM
Sic itur ad Astra
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Sorry Jim,
I was thinking the same
I'm on my way to the washbasin now......

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 02:59 PM
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>There is a lot of wood in there though. Very much so, George. If all the stuff above and below the basic box been omitted, and the wing just placed on a simple mount, then this could well have been an exceptional design by British standards in 1943. Probably flying in 1942 but can't be authenticated for Oldtimer, unfortunately.

"As is" it weighs 1.5 ounces but the prop assembly, covering and doping will add substantially to that. I can't decide, as yet, if it's being too optimistic to incorporate a place for a tracker 'bug' ...
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:00 PM
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A pine prop will surely put the weight up Jim, would not medium to hard balsa be sufficient and more easy to carve, just a thought. Brian M.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:39 PM
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Brian, I like pine as prop material. It carves easily, blades can be taken thinner than balsa equivalents without losing strength or stiffness - and it takes a dope finish well without any need for tissue covering. I have Senator props from both balsa and pine - very little difference at all in finished weight.

People sometimes seem to admire the pine ones, too - good for the ego !
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:02 AM
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Jim, You know what you are doing, I am now just looking forward to the result. KBO,Brian M.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:22 PM
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Unsuccessful in finding suitable clear pine offcuts from Home Depot's lumber department .. .though they'd happily sell me a plank. Kind of overkill .....

So have just resized, marked out and sawn a 16" blank from a piece of firm 2" x 2" balsa; tomorrow is prop carving time! One of my favourite tasks.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:35 PM
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I find that there is little more satisfying in building a model than converting a 16" chunk of 2x2 into a heap of shavings and a twisted rough-carved piece of timber, presently awaiting thinning, sanding, bushing and finishing.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:09 AM
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I must say that it is things like that which show the real craftsmen amongst us! As for me, I get really chuffed when I manage to cut a gusset to the correct angle....
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:56 AM
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I get really chuffed when I manage to cut a gusset to the correct angle....
Colonel, you're not alone....gusset making is jinxed somehow...possibly by self-generated bad vibes, as we wish the gusseting to be finished before we've even started....
I realise that it's all about "presence"...guess it's one of them "zen thingys"....

Prop making is totally different...all stages are fascinating (no problem with 'presence' here..), and the result is highly rewarding...try one..!!


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