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Posted by steve wenban | Aug 29, 2019 @ 03:25 AM | 534 Views
5.5kg AUW ready to fly , this was a rushed build but I'm pretty happy with the out come . Would have like to do more in the cockpit but time was short to have it ready to go for Manilla Slope fest 2019 so it is what it is
Posted by steve wenban | Aug 13, 2019 @ 05:12 AM | 999 Views
I'm not a huge fan of painting but I have a set process that does achieve consistent results so as they say " when you're on a good thing stick to it "
Posted by steve wenban | Aug 02, 2019 @ 11:13 PM | 2,300 Views
each day I get a little closer to finishing ,but still got a lot to do
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 30, 2019 @ 04:27 PM | 1,646 Views
wings now skinned , need to fit L/edges , fuse ready to prime ,still need to fit incidence pins for the wings glass the wings cut the flaps and ailerons ,fill sand the wings and prime . Then fit all surfaces and bring it to life ,before final paint job
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 20, 2019 @ 05:19 AM | 2,588 Views
spent time on the canopy today it ate a lot of hours making it look pretty
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 19, 2019 @ 03:37 PM | 2,300 Views
its at the point where hours get eaten up by filling in little details and sanding and filling again
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 17, 2019 @ 03:52 AM | 2,152 Views
8 weeks to go , should be able to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 12, 2019 @ 02:21 AM | 4,032 Views
Got 9 weeks to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 10, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 2,367 Views
Hatch for radio bay underway it will be retained by rare earth magnets
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 09, 2019 @ 04:42 PM | 3,166 Views
Getting closer
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 05, 2019 @ 04:42 AM | 3,310 Views
Started the spinner today as well , trying to keep things moving while other bits dry , trying to get this bird done for MSF19,which is only 11 weeks away
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 04, 2019 @ 04:44 PM | 3,211 Views
getting the wing joiner tubes and bars done , Tassie oak joiner bar, ply joiner boxes ,that will be wrapped in carbon tow when complete also have the outer wing panels cut , bit of a drama with the cutter but the cores are ok to use
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 03, 2019 @ 04:38 PM | 2,716 Views
So now I'm getting things to line up with sorting out wing tail alignment and fit of the centre section to the fuse
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 02, 2019 @ 03:37 AM | 2,461 Views
Th Fiat is moving along nicely ,very happy with how its coming together
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:18 AM | 6,180 Views
sheeting the fuse is proving very interesting as the curves are quite tight
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 24, 2019 @ 02:32 AM | 3,275 Views
The G-55 is moving along nicely
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 22, 2019 @ 04:57 PM | 3,625 Views
I'm currently working to restore a Cat to static display as well, its good to be working on aircraft again , so keeping myself rather busy in my retirement
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 22, 2019 @ 04:24 PM | 3,580 Views
Well with the other 2 models nearly ready for paint it was time to start my next scratch build PSS'er . The Fiat G-55 I started drawing up some time ago before the house move , I started yesterday and framed up nearly a full half fuse . Today should see it fully framed up . Plenty of colours to choose from on this aircraft as wel