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Forum: Kit Building
08-20-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Thanks I'm still coming off a big grin it was...

Thanks I'm still coming off a big grin it was bliss to know last 15 months wasn't a waste. Oh im adding to my request need pictures of the dirty birdi in action too when you get there:cool:
Forum: Kit Building
08-20-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Good lordy that's a big airplane!!!! Man I want...

Good lordy that's a big airplane!!!! Man I want to see that thing in the air I bet it's smooth as silk! Probably looks gorgeous co.ing for a landing too. Please do a thread when you fix it up for a...
Forum: Kit Building
08-20-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

After last week's not great performance I was...

After last week's not great performance I was slightly scared I built a dud. Removing all that weight gave me hope there was a great airplane hiding in there wanting to come out. Boy was I right! I...
Forum: Kit Building
08-16-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Ah the old 1/4 scale brick servos, yeah I've...

Ah the old 1/4 scale brick servos, yeah I've changed them out before for newer equipment. Sounds like with a gas conversion and much, much lighter equipment that you'll have a serious winner even if...
Forum: Kit Building
08-16-2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Yeah the reality that I went way too far on the...

Yeah the reality that I went way too far on the accessories to make it look great on the ground hit yesterday. That drastic of a weight shift will bring this to life I'm sure. I'm planning on taking...
Forum: Kit Building
08-15-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Thanks! I'm hoping today's modifications help...

Thanks! I'm hoping today's modifications help make it a better performer.
Today I started getting this bird ready for another try this weekend.The motor thrust angle is shimmed upfront where it was....
Forum: Kit Building
08-13-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

It flies! That said there was a few bumps in the...

It flies! That said there was a few bumps in the road. The wheel pants caught a lot of grass and slowed down takeoff runs so it took a lot of runway. The lower wires also were snagging so 2 got...
Forum: Kit Building
08-09-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1307/20220809_204124_fc7ede36a75b2c69857181401ef0025652b71b27.jpg...
Forum: Kit Building
08-09-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Thanks! I'm truly thrilled how it turned out. 30s...

Thanks! I'm truly thrilled how it turned out. 30s racers are my favorite subject in aviation.
Bracing is all on! That was a chore and I'm so happy I used the turnbuckle those came in handy. Between...
Forum: Kit Building
08-08-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

The control horns are on and fine tuned, radio...

The control horns are on and fine tuned, radio all programmed, and windscreen on. All I have to do tomorrow is the bracing. Trying for Saturday maiden.
Forum: Kit Building
08-08-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

I finally got all the covering out of the way....

I finally got all the covering out of the way. Feels good to look at an almost complete aircraft. Canopy, control rods, and bracing is all that is left. Getting excited now!...
Forum: Kit Building
08-08-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

When I get home this evening I'm going to try and...

When I get home this evening I'm going to try and do all the remaining covering amd windscreen. That'll leave just control rods and bracing tomorrow.
Forum: Kit Building
08-08-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

I'm glad to hear you are both doing fine, that's...

I'm glad to hear you are both doing fine, that's great news. Hopefully it runs it course swiftly and doesn't linger around like in some people. Whatever you are doing is working so keep it up!
Forum: Kit Building
08-07-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

I didn't want to invest time into the major tasks...

I didn't want to invest time into the major tasks tonight, so I did some prep work. By I'd guess Tuesday I'll be installing the wire bracing and wanted to get the end pieces ready. There's 2 landing...
Forum: Kit Building
08-07-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

It's really taking shape now! The addition of the...

It's really taking shape now! The addition of the tail feathers really gives the look that was missing. I'm guessing there's about 4.5 hours of work left on this build. I see no problem with having...
Forum: Kit Building
08-06-2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Rain day here so might get some good progress...

Rain day here so might get some good progress done on this project. So far the upper cowl is reattached and screws holding the upper/lower together in place. I'm now shifting focus to covering. The...
Forum: Kit Building
08-05-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/1820x2000/20220805_085134_ac3a26c9784e0c6c8fcc3546429e7400fd849935.jpg
I used an old window screen insert for donor metal to make these vent...
Forum: Kit Building
08-04-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

With the lower cowl all sanded, I made up the...

With the lower cowl all sanded, I made up the scoop that blends the cowl and battery hatch together nicely. Once the glue dries I'll sand the rest of the edges smooth, remove the top cowl, and add...
Forum: Kit Building
08-03-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

The rough sanding is totally done now and filler...

The rough sanding is totally done now and filler putty in the gaps. Tomorrow I'll fine sand then build the lower air scoop. Getting closer daily!...
Forum: Kit Building
08-02-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

After the first sanding session it's taking on a...

After the first sanding session it's taking on a good shape. I had to change the sandpaper on the palm sander so figured was a good time to post an update. I'll do another good round on the palm...
Forum: Kit Building
08-01-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Let's finally make this lower cowl

OK I'm finally actually doing the lower cowl. I promise under all that wood is a cowl...I'll just have to sand to it tomorrow ;) the middle section will hold a lower air scoop that I'll make after...
Forum: Kit Building
08-01-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Hey its all moved that's the important part! I'm...

Hey its all moved that's the important part! I'm sure you will find everything in due time. I've moved before and stumbled across missing items months later in a random closet. Glad you got it done...
Forum: Kit Building
07-31-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Every modeler has that moment at some point in a...

Every modeler has that moment at some point in a build you pause and think to yourself that this is the coolest airplane you've built. Tonight I had that after putting the roughed out tail feathers...
Forum: Kit Building
07-31-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

Moving is a task and a half at any age way I see...

Moving is a task and a half at any age way I see it. Good planning, and as much help as you can find always helps.

I had a little time this morning to work on the build. I used that time to...
Forum: Kit Building
07-30-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,936
Posted By Jwhitacre1

I use coffee stirrers for my antenna routing....

I use coffee stirrers for my antenna routing. Cheap and plentiful:D
Sounds like you at least have a plan for the trailer that's a good thing. Hopefully rest of it goes smoothly for you! Let me know...
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