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Old 12-16-2021, 04:20 AM
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Hello

I am in awe of the work of Dan Workman who is building a new all-wood plane (no composite) after building the Lexicon, Lexicon MkII, Skyline
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Old 12-16-2021, 10:24 AM
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Looks great!

Somehow real wood looks better than plastic.
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Beautiful build! Scratch building is becoming a lost art. Glad to see there are still a few craftsmen out there!
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Old 12-19-2021, 04:11 AM
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Hello

What impresses me is the fit of the balsa boards on the rounded shapes, so well done and precise that there is little or no need for putty.
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Old 01-01-2022, 11:25 AM
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Thankyou guys for your kind words. I'll put some more pics on here as im sure not everyone is on facebook.

Started a new build last night, a new biplane for next year. Going to be powered by an Akiba drive contra.
They'll be a few unusual features with this one, but until i know they'll work i wont put them on here 😁
One thing that has always put me off a bipe is the assembly time, hopefully i've addressed this issue with this one. Out the car and flying within 2mins!
Im sure its not an issue for most people but for me i get like a 45min window to fly in, so if 20 mins of that is taken up by assembly and disassembly, it becomes a problem.
Anyway, heres a few pics of the start of the build..

The nose will be slightly different to my normal builds, it will have a bit of of a chin/scoop. The nose has always been the trickiest part to build, this actually made it slightly easier to make as you dont have the really tight bends to plank that you do normally.




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Old 01-06-2022, 04:02 AM
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Old 01-08-2022, 02:39 AM
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Hello Dan
You're the best builder.; awesome job.
I posted a subject with your photos on the French F3A forum.
https://www.f3a.fr/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=6235
Here is a friend's response.

"Good evening everyone,
I salute the ability for a person to come out "ex nihilo", either starting from a white sheet of paper, such a gem of precision, finesse, aesthetics and which, in the end, will undoubtedly be , a remarkably efficient machine. Possessing such know-how constitutes an immense wealth, which allows those who carry it within them, to access pure creation, great art and the unique. On this site, there are many lovers of construction, (and many other aspects of our passion), who have a crazy talent and who regularly present us wonders, at all levels, which we all appreciate. particularly. As long as there are such creators, who get things done, we will continue to dream and always love our dear planes. A thousand bravos and all my admiration. We design, we know how to build and also pilot ... the total! ... I can't wait to hear how the first flights went.
Friendships, Paul "
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Old 01-10-2022, 09:34 AM
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Thankyou Claude!
Wings are nearly finished, got them on the fuz just to see what it looks like. I like it.




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