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Old 08-08-2017, 09:35 PM
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Lookin' good!
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:46 PM
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The latest late night mockup
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:24 AM
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How is the weight coming along?
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:12 AM
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Not sure. I lost daily access to accurate lab scales when I switched jobs a while back. I'll have opportunities to swing by and weigh it from time to time when I stop by to visit old friends there.
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I Dremeled out an aileron servo hole to fit a Dymond D47. They will be used on all surfaces on this model. Made ply spacers for mounting.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:19 PM
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Working the tail parts for fit and finish. Used ply doubler as an elevator joiner. It will be on the bottom side to hide it.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:06 AM
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Looks very nice Tee Bee!
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:45 AM
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Thanks! I've been busy at work lately but hope to get back on the build this next week.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:35 AM
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She's gettin' there!
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Sure hope Troy is OK.. He is located very close to where Harvey's Bulls Eye (on the edge) came ashore
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Old 08-26-2017, 10:02 PM
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I'm still alive and kickin'. Life is very interesting and stressful at this time. We were spared the hurricane force winds but the RAIN, oh my! Monumental rainfall already and there are days of this to come. Catastrophic flooding all around but our house has been spared so far. Hoping for the best. This storm is a lifechanger for many people.

Needless to say, there hasn't been any progress on the Sliver lately.

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Hey Buddie... So relieved to know you are OK. I have seen what these things can do. In Australia. Darwin was wiped out Christmas Day 1974.

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Old 09-04-2017, 06:25 AM
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Still high and dry here! There is damage all around us like we've never imagined. Here near the coast, we're still waiting for the rest of the 40+" of rain to run off to the Gulf by means of severely overloaded rivers, creeks, and bayous. Once the water goes down over the next week or so, we'll be gutting homes of friends and coworkers. I work in Water Distribution and have spent most of my life at work since this all started. I look forward to returning to my model airplane projects someday but life has thrown a serious curve ball at the Texas coastline.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:32 AM
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We are feeling for you friend.
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Troy - We been thinking about you and your family, yes worried...and praying since Harvey moved on shore. Glad to know your home is still dry and you all are okay!
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This project isn't dead, so neither should this thread be. I've been once again finding some time here and there for model flying and building. Admittedly, I've spent some time on some other Cox-powered projects lately, but the Sliver build has been moved back up the priority list again. I recently made some aileron torque rods and attached them to the wings. It's not much but at least it's progress, eh?
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A little glue here... A little glue there. All helps to get the finish line.. Hang in and on Troy..
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:16 PM
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I can't remember what balsa feels like, so you're doing much better than me. Can't wait to start building something...when my schedule allows it.
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A little glue here... A little glue there. All helps to get to the finish line..
Five minutes here ...five minutes there on another piece of balsa.. And pretty soon your creation is ready for the big overhand or under hand push. Just like Moma Bird with her chickies... Aahhhh
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i am in Love with this Plane
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Great thread Tee Bee, and I hope you are OK through/after the storms. Having been thru a mild version about 25 years ago of what you all had down your way lately, I remember after the flood damage started, the rain would just not let up. You miss that on news reports, that point isn't played up. It can be really disheartening, if not dangerous. I learned a lot from that and keep victims in prayers for strength, that the whole ordeal takes a long, long time to recover from. My memory is of watching buildings get eaten away by the floods, and it just raining and raining and raining piling loss upon loss - the end takes a long time, sometimes.

Glad you're back on the bench.
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Thanks, BG. We were very lucky and suffered no damage to our home but lots of our friends and coworkers were seriously affected. The heaviest rains(40+ inches!) were to our north. As the media turned it's attention to Houston's cleanup efforts, all that water slowly made it's way to the Gulf. Every river, creek, bayou, and ditch filled to monumental levels over the next week. At one point, the Brazos River was 11 miles wide! We saw flooding in areas that had the Corps of Engineers scratching their head in disbelief. I work in Water Distribution at a major chemical company complex that gets it's water from the Brazos River and the coastal waters of Freeport, so the work hours were long for a while. While I'm starting to play with my models again, thousands of others in the area are dealing with the loss of everything they owned.

Tony, I'm rooting for you. Think Sharkface! Sharkface Group Fly af SMALL 2018. He puts down the mass produced planes made from old beer coolers. He takes the Xacto blade and places it gently onto the sheet of balsa. It feels sooo nice. Before he knows it, he's created a piece of 1/2A history, something nice that matters. He finds inner peace and tranquility.
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And it was good.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:21 PM
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Alright 1/2A dignitaries, I'll try my best not to disappoint you both. Since skaliwag has committed to being at SMALL 2018, the pressure is on!
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:32 PM
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Attaboy, Tony! Get 'er done.

I finally decided on the covering for this thing and got it ordered today. Going to use Ultracote Lite w/Monokote graphics.
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