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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:09 am 
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That is a pretty build Tim.

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Thanks for sharing your builds, where do you find the time #1, and why does your table look better than my desk?
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Wow, Tim, that's a beautiful glider. You certainly did a fantastic job. :D


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Beautiful (and HUGE!!) glider. The model looks like it's actually made out of wood, very nice, well done again.

Thanks for the pics.

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Thanks all. As usual, the picture covers up my defects. The wing doesnt really have an airfoil shape; more of a squashed teardrop. I have yet to master the art of rolling the top ot the wing in order to make a nice curve...they always end up with the same curve on both the upper and lower. So, the wing is too thick and not really wing shaped.

The interior was a fluke. I accedentally printed out one wing page onto regular paper. When I was putting together the pod-like fusalage, I realized I could use the printed wood from the wing on the inside of the pod. Looks better than sharpie markers, which is what I normally would have used.

I wish I had a little paper person to put in it. Its Almost big enough for some of the spiderman action figures my sons have. Maybe that cartoonish Hanna whats-her-name than came with one of the early helios would work....


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I squeeze in time for building whenever I can; which I'm sure the rest of you do as well. I like to do a few bits just before its time to put the kids to bed, and just after. I find its good to focus on building instead of the racket the kids are making when they are "going to sleep".

I do all my building at the dinning room table, as it has the best lighting, and if I did it in the basement (where the Albatross is in the pix) I couldnt hear the kids until one of them started screeming...at which point its too late to prevent a melt down. Its better to be closer to the action. All my building supplies fit (just barely) into to small plastic storage boxes, which I make sure are all packed up and put away at the end of a building session.

Otherwise, my wife would simply clean it up, and that could prove disasterous since one tiny paper part can look perfect to me, and like a piece of scrap to her.


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I know how that goes. I have to build on a tray table in the living room. My wife uses the dinning room table for Grad class work. If I don't pick up every night, It is very likely that anything on the floor will not be there the next tiime I work. I "lost" the entire nose section to a B-24 once. Niether of us were too happy on that one.


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It is really nice to see people having fun with the stearman, your builds are all nice. If youre going to make another stearman I could send you a different engine if you want to check it out. I usually leave the toothpick ends so long on the gear that you can glue them together inside under the dash, and the gear wont spread over time. Your mig is really cool with the silver nose, and the glider is a pretty plane.
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Glen:

I'd love to see what your engine looks like; can you email it to me?


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I'll give it a try. you will be able to get this from fg in the future, but I haven't been able to yet. glen :wink:


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if you do make up a stearman with the engine change, could you maybe include a photo reply? Hope you like it!
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birder:

I'm certainly planning on giving it a try. And I will post pictures (always assuming I dont botch it). I assume the scale for that is for the "regular" FG download? I know scale can sometimes change from what the designer originally used...


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Sounds good, I'm thinking the scale was for a model with a wingspan of about 9.5 inches. I would have to measure the regular model, it is smaller a bit for the full size, but I put one of this scale on the full size 11inch wingspan and it looks ok. Chip made some changes to the model, and the scale was changed mostly to allow for as large a version as possible.
have fun!
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Here is Birders wonderful kaydet in red and white, and with his original engine design.

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That is one nice lookin plane. Birder, my hat is off to you. Design some more, please!


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Here are a few shots of the Natty Natter I put together over the weekend, just for fun. The stand is still in the concept phase: I saw a similar stand on a German paper model website for the Komet and thought I would try it.

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Oooh, sorry for the quality of that last picture; it was flying too fast to capture the whole thing! :wink:


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