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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Ya. She's coming together, now.

I need a few things from the LHS, to finish up the wings. I'll probably turn my attention to the wing struts, next.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Nice job on the LG. I decided to take a day off from building. I had to work this morning and of course the Mr. Mulligan this afternoon. I see you have lots of the white stuff there. Good thing is Spring is just around the corner.

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:44 PM
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I wish I could build like you Tom. Maybe for next winter I will build a Plans Built Plane. John
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:57 PM
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I wish I could build like you Tom...
We all wish that.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Always nice when they stand-up on their feet.

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 05:52 AM
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Nice work Tom. Good idea to sheet the extra bays as the weight of the incedence meter may have caused damage to your covering, good call. Enjoying this build very much.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Thanks, guys !

It's been snow, and snowing, and snowing. Outside of the blizzard, most of it hasn't been too bad, just continuous.

This makes for great building weather. I turn on the TV. Turn up the heat. Get the dog comfortable, and have at it. On weekends, my wife usually joins me, at least for a few hours.

She enjoys an adult beverage, and helps me find stuff that I lose on my tidy () workbench.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Nice!!! Talle is such a great helper, isn't she?
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Ya, Talle is a big help in the shop, Wil.

She, and Joyce, deserted me, today. They were in the shop for an hour, but decided to go for a walk.

In the mean time, I sheeted the bottom of the fuselage.

Looking for something else to do, I decided to clean up the landing gear, and give it a coat of primer.

I then shaped a couple pieces of pine into a wing strut. The bench mounted belt sander came in handy, here. I sanded the pine into a tear drop shape. It didn't take too long, and it was sure a lot easier than doing it by hand.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:33 AM
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In the photo depicting the bottom sheeting, it appears that you are running out of scraps large enough to do the job. What's going on with that?
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Simple. I'm running out of scraps to do the job. LOL

So far, I haven't bought much. I had all the sheet stock, and some of the square stock. I had to buy the rest of that, along with the leading and trailing edge materials. I had to buy the nyrods, motor mount, tank, and assorted nuts and bolts. Right now, my out of pocket expense has been under $50.00

Not too bad, in my estimation.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 08:56 PM
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Boy, I miss you guys! Say the girls hello for me!

I must say: a whole plane under 50 bucks is impressive!
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:03 AM
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50 bucks out of pocket, Will. I had quite a bit on hand.

April, Matt, and grandbaby, Willow, visited us on Saturday.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 12:13 PM
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I made the second set of wing struts today. These went faster, as I installed a fresh sanding belt.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 01:23 PM
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I made the second set of wing struts today. These went faster, as I installed a fresh sanding belt.
Funny how that works, eh?

Ever use one of these to clean-up loaded belts?

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5518&rrt=1

Its made out of the same material as the old Hush Puppy shoes. I bought one at least twenty years ago and still have about half of it left. Works pretty well.

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