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Feb 13, 2012, 08:40 AM
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The Constellation is coming along nicely. I found some great plans of the real plane finally and am modifying mine accordingly. The idea is to make kits for this which include:

Fiberglass fuselage
Fiberglass nacelle "skins"
Resin cast thin wall cowls
Full plans set for built up wings and stabs
Other minor detail parts, castings and layups TBD

Im keeping it relatively simple. I know in this world of instant Chinese low cost gratification with mediocre cookie cutter models, there are still some who like to build and have something special. Or at least im fooling myself into thinking so in order to finish this!

Thats the idea anyway. Im sending a first fuselage and plans set to Mike Neff AKA "Neffwaffe" so im sure he will be flying it in not too long!
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Feb 13, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Very Cool Rick,. . . . .damm your good!
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Mar 03, 2012, 12:19 AM
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Talk about special. I am so glad you are building this. And you are right, the cookie cutter airplanes are sometimes so bad when it comes to realism and scale details it's sad to see them actually. One comes to mind and I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but the Hobby King Gulfstream is just so bad it's nearly criminal - the passenger windows being the worst (at least they are fixable). And on the other hand, Ming's Windrider 737 is a pleasant deviation from the Hobby King effort - Ming's 737 is actually very nice, a credit to the genre.

But this Connie will be really, really special. Keep it up!
Jul 19, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Sad to see Connie's sitting around rotting, Geeta to see you treating them with honor !

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