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05-15-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: lets see your shop/hanger

Ok, almost exactly a year old, the aircraft have moved around anf a couple more added since. ;)

http://scalebuilder.org/images/workshop.jpg
Forum: M.A.A.C.
04-24-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,396
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Will spring ever come?

Thanks for the heads up. Hasn't happened to me yet but I'll keep that in mind if I observer the came behaviour.

Now it's a question of cooling....[:o]
11-01-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19,392
Views: 2,016,078
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: WACO YMF

I too am more comfortable with Silk & Dope but have made the transition to Supershrink Coverrite. I really love the stuff, all the benefits of silk & dope (strength, durability) with a few extras...
10-31-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19,392
Views: 2,016,078
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: WACO YMF

Wow!

I have to come back to this thread more often, some nice work here!

I managed to shoot both wings with base paint (white) this past weekend, sanding and trim (red) work next. Ive begun...
Forum: Sport Flying
10-31-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,416
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: pics of your favorite "throw around" plane

Actually the Great planes Mustang, although not accurate scale, is a surprisingly capable aircraft.

But I read "throw around" as an everyday flyer for those quick fixes at the field and the...
Forum: Sport Flying
10-31-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,416
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: pics of your favorite "throw around" plane

Untill her untimely demise this summer, this was my favourite "throw around" plane;
Forum: Kit Building
10-25-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,392
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Is Kit Building Making a "Comeback"?

My Skybolts (2 SIGs) are long gone. One totaled, the other sold.[:o]
http://scalebuilder.org/skybolt.jpg
I'd like to build a larger one someday...

I do see a lot of new builders coming on...
Forum: Kit Building
10-24-2006, 09:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,392
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Is Kit Building Making a "Comeback"?

Yep, and if you were in the shop you could turn left and see another S2 fuselage framed up behind in behind some other builds in various stages.... I eventually finish them all but some take...
Forum: Kit Building
10-24-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,392
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Is Kit Building Making a "Comeback"?

Looks like we're pretty well at the same stages. Nice work, I'm going back to read the rest of the thread...
Forum: Beginners
10-24-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,444
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Lets see pictures of your work shop /area.

Good point,

Here's some picture of my old shop just before I gave up and moved. :D

http://scalebuilder.org/images/wkshpsep2003-1.jpg
http://scalebuilder.org/images/wkshpsep2003-2.jpg
...
Forum: Kit Building
10-24-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,392
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Is Kit Building Making a "Comeback"?

My Pica 1/5. as of 10 minutes ago....

It's a crime this kit is no longer available.[:o]

Yeah, I can't stick to one build at a time, this Waco has been low priority for years but she does...
Forum: Kit Building
10-24-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,392
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Is Kit Building Making a "Comeback"?

Things must be different in your neck of the woods... I have lots of people contacting me looking for help and I see a lot more built aircraft showing up at the beauty shows and scale...
Forum: Beginners
10-24-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,444
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Lets see pictures of your work shop /area.

Good eye. Yes she is a Tigermoth. I don't want to be responsible for taking this thread off topic but I will say I really enjoy my Tigermoth, she's one sweet flying plane but she did keep me humble...
Forum: Beginners
10-23-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,444
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Lets see pictures of your work shop /area.

The 360 degree access table is a must, I use this mostly for assembly, alignment and paint. I have a couple separate tables for pure building and others for general workshop like tasks such as engine...
10-17-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,613
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Scale contests and ARFs

That is part of the BOM statement. You must declare the parts you didn't build and judges should not include these when awarding craftsmanship/markings points....
10-13-2006, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,262
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: ARF or Kit?

:D

It's sad that I can't post pictures of my kids at the flying field, I have some priceless pics of memories I cherish. Mine are groing up at flying fields and love every minute of it,...
10-12-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,262
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: ARF or Kit?

It's the journey, not the destination. I often measure my scale builds in years of elapsed time, but I have many flyable aircraft and have long since passed the signal to noise ration where crashes...
10-12-2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,262
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: ARF or Kit?

Yeah, I don't buy that one either, I have 2 grade school kids (with many extracurricular activities like piano) and my wife works full time. Although I work an 8-4 type job, I seldom leave work...
10-11-2006, 07:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,262
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: ARF or Kit?

Ok, Thanks.... now how do I change my vote from kit to scratch? That graph at the top of the page no longer matches the documentation.;)
10-10-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 258,381
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Let's see your work shop!

Ok, here's a peak at one corner. :D

http://scalebuilder.org/images/workshop.jpg
10-08-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,857
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: How Do You Store/Transport Your WWI Biplane

I see the problem. My wing boxes have supports at both ends (root and tip). As long as you're careful movong them in and out of the box, they won't be flexed while in the box....
10-08-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,857
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: How Do You Store/Transport Your WWI Biplane

Good question.

Fro my Tigermoth, I made up a mounting plate to take the pins in the same way as they fit to the uselage. But, after damage to one of my Tigermoth wings from shifting cargo, I...
10-06-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,262
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: ARF or Kit?

And the same goes for the thrll factor ... more invested, more thrill.

If you want something done right, do it yourself ... why no options for plan build or scratch?
10-06-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,613
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: Scale contests and ARFs

Looking forward to it Bill....[8D]
Forum: Kit Building
10-06-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,994
Posted By Jim_McIntyre

RE: AFR'S WHY NOT KITS

Yeah right.:eek:
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