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Feb 09, 2003, 06:12 PM
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Latest Addition to the SwitchBack Squadron

Hi Guys!

My SB 3D is ready to go, just waiting for the weather to get nice enough to fly. This was my first balsa kit, and it was a blast to build.

The plane is stock except for the following mods:

1. Made the engine mount removable with a small pice of bly behind the bulkhead and a servo screw. Also screwed the gearbox to the engine mount.

2. Put the landing gear on backwards to help nose-overs in grass.

Here are a few pics. It was my first attempt at covering, I kept it simple, and it came out better than I expected

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Feb 09, 2003, 06:13 PM
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Feb 09, 2003, 06:15 PM
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A shot with the snow in the background.

Thanks for all the help and advice from Ezone during the building and covering process. Also, thanks to Doug at Mountain Models for making such a great and inexpensive kit. I'll be sure and post after the maiden, which may not be for a while with the weather here in NY

Feb 09, 2003, 06:20 PM
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nice plane, i like your color scheme
Feb 09, 2003, 06:46 PM
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Very nice! Can I add her to the collage?

Feb 09, 2003, 08:08 PM
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I think you're going to have to ask the collage! THE LAYERS!
Feb 09, 2003, 08:33 PM
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Nice! Very nice! Your going to enjoy the plane -- when you get to fly it ... I am waiting on weather here too -- to fly my MM planes . I now have two snow flyers, a GWS ZERO (no gear) and a Simple P-51 which I just maidened today !
Feb 10, 2003, 07:31 PM
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Thanks Guys!

I just may have to order one of the "new" SwitchBacks to build while I'm waiting for the weather to get nice.


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