... could get a fuse straighter than that!
I suppose I should be more careful - with Joe Brown Pants and the Donks jonesing for
war with the chinks and the Russkies, now is not a good time
to be flashing around the top secret blueprints for my sophisticated fighter plane...
Well in point of fact... ol' Mike could probably get it dead straight and plumb and have it done before coffee time to boot! As for me, most of the mistakes are within 1/32" ~ 1/64" of an inch, and they have gap filler glue and sand paper for those. The tail wants to warp a bit once the other pieces glue in - if I do my part - the other pieces will suck it into square and plumb - or close enough to trim out. The glue has all cured. Wood is organic, and it is going to warp and bend because nature will not abide a straight line. It is one of the things I hate and love about wood. I did a preliminary sanding and will leave the fuselage behind for now. It's time to make the wings for this little angel, and that will require me to use my noggin and hands in ways I never have before. The hours roll by, the winter deepens, and for now, all is well in the subterranean Reclusium as we dream of warmer temperatures and blue skies.
Nor would I TRY to get it any straighter. After a while you figure out how much you can fudge it and it don't have to be perfect to work. As for swiftness you may recall my last project has taken over a year to complete and the project in the barn has been there over ten years since it came into my possession. I have never been accused of being swift. The pace is more akin to glacial.ReplyDelete
When you get done, I'll come inspect it and write you an airworthiness cert. for production under TSO. Discrepant conditions will be noted, as applicable.ReplyDelete
TSO s/b TC. It's been a while...ReplyDelete
Make sure there’s a published TCDS, placards & markings are placed per Chapter 11 & there are proper ICA’s…..😂😂😂😂Delete
Very cool. Respect. I sometimes assemble a foamie, but almont always BNF anymore. Lost My patience with building. All electric anymore, as well. Truly miss the O.S. 4-strokes, but all nitro. Scott in Ohio. Fine Blog, Sir.ReplyDelete
I gotta have gas and/or nitro. I dunno why that is.Delete
Electric just doesn't seem right. Too easy. And I love the smell of nitro and castor oil in the morning.Delete
Sure you do.. The Smell of the fuel, tuning the engine to sound juust right, the sound of it blasting by,ReplyDelete
Yeah, all that comes with cost and hassle of cleaning
Or,you Could slap a battery in and literally
Personally I find the no engine option very appealing:ReplyDelete
Look's to be a "Ugly Stik or Sweet Stik!" I have an old Hobby Shack "E-Stik" framed up ... now for some years... Now to just cover it and "FLY!!"ReplyDelete