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Old 10-02-2015, 11:45 PM
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Default Das Not Ugly build

The "Das Not Ugly" (DNU) looks like a diminutive Ugly Stick so I suppose it is a scale model of a model. Phil Kraft's iconic design, which came out in the late 60's was indeed ugly, but this one is actually cute. Designed for an .049-.061, I obtained the kit from Steve Adams of Select Hobbies. This is the fifth Select Hobbies kit I have built and my favorite. The wing went together quickly. Rib spacing was determined by notches in the three piece webbing; the fit was superb, so the plans were only used for construction reference and to make sure the ribs were square to the spare. All I had to do was assemble the laser-cut parts and then "spot weld" everything with thin CA. The pictures below show the plans, completed wing and fuselage and empennage parts. A fifth photo shows the airplane ready for covering. I fitted my DNU with a speed 400 sized brushless motor and tricycle landing gear. I plan to cover it in red film using the classic stick color scheme and will add a finished photo and flight report soon.
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