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Dec 04, 2012, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by maxxnut
can't see the pictures of the cub build on the website for the cook up...must have to join to see the pics ??
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Dec 04, 2012, 05:47 PM
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I think that yellow "Cub" is just lovely.
I have the greatest admiration for anyone who can build something that nice and small as "peanut" size.
My old arthritic hands are having great difficulty in handling things like the parasol strut arrangement on the Easy Built Fokker D VIII
I am currently trying to build.
Dec 04, 2012, 07:08 PM
Hoarding balsa is a sickness
oldpilot, stop trying to handle the small stuff and work with jigs and fixtures..
Dec 04, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Thanks Maxx.
I am making a jig now out of cereal box cardboard.
Hope it works.
Dec 05, 2012, 02:04 AM
Hoarding balsa is a sickness
I make mine out of that crummy, old, 8 pound density R/C balsa lying around.
Dec 15, 2012, 04:05 PM
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My Tomboy: is'nt it so cute?

Just for the pleasure of your eyes..
Dec 15, 2012, 04:20 PM
1:1 scale is fun!
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Missing Tomboy

I posted this in a few other places so I thought I would do it on this thread as well.
The Tomboy pictured below was built about 8 years ago. I never finished it or mounted an engine. I sold it on eBay in late 2004 or early 2005 due to a relocation across the country. I always wondered if the buyer ever got it sorted out to fly.
Have you seen my old Tomboy?
Dec 17, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Kharkov R-10

I recently finished a Kharkov R-10 from Easy Built kits. It weighs 42 gms finished, balanced and RTF. It was assembled with thin CA (which is lighter than Ambroid).
I did all of the graphics in AutoCad and printed on an Epson NX430. I removed the tissue from the paper after printing and lightly sprayed the back with white primer in order to bring out the red color and obfuscate the balsa underneath. The streaking was done with black chalk and a paint brush and finally finished with a light coat of Krylon (can warmed in water).
The hardest parts were the canopies. They required a lot of fussing and as you can see tissue was applied for panel lines. I used UHU glue to attach the strips and then a trim iron on low heat to seal them to the plastic. High heat will ruin the plastic and continued low heat will also. So it is a delicate balance here.
My tendency is to make these models in assembled pieces for storage sake and for future repair. I use small magnets that would seem not to be strong enough to hold it all together, but after flying my 34" TBD at Geneseo with a torpedo hanging down that would fall off if you touched it, but didn't in flight, I realized it didn't need much to keep it together.
My thanks to both Tom Nallen's for their help, Clive Gamble for his advice and Dave at Easy Built.
Dec 17, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Awesome detail work, clever packaging too! Thanks for sharing....
Dec 18, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Brilliant work Dorme.
Dec 18, 2012, 06:19 AM
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Brilliant work
Do you intend to fly this? Would love to see a video
Dec 18, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Thanks for the comments. Yes, I intend to fly it. None of my models are hanger queens (with the except of my Albatros that was the first FF I had built in 50 yrs. Couldn't stand to see that one damaged! It did have a brief flight to prove it could fly.) As one friend at Geneseo told me, "They are all doomed!" How true that is. Whether they are damaged or fly away, but I accept that for the joy I get in seeing them fly.
Dec 18, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Here's a video I just posted of my Devastator at Geneseo.
TBD 1 (0 min 13 sec)
Dec 18, 2012, 01:45 PM
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You know, in an ideal world, you meet your BIL or father in law for the first time and they show you a room (MAW) like Dorme has there....
Dec 18, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Treetop
You know, in an ideal world, you meet your BIL or father in law for the first time and they show you a room (MAW) like Dorme has there....
You mean that's not one of your criteria for picking a bride?


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