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Author Topic: Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang  (Read 359 times)

Offline T.J. Vieira

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Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:28:19 AM »
Hi everyone!  getting this guy in on the action ;)  a few more nights, and he'll be ready to turn it in to a pile of match sticks (he's been warned it'll probably happen...  and I proved that even I am good at that part!)

it'll be running a black widow on it when done.  he's doing a pretty good job at building it (mostly) by himself!  Letting him make a mistake here and there, and then realize later on that it needs fixed, and it would have taken less time to do it correctly the first time.  Sometimes, "slow is fast!" is very true, and he's learning that!


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Re: Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 10:43:15 AM »
He's lucky to have you.  I didn't have help when I built my first planes and I learned real quick to read instructions.   Sterling was good at writing instructions.  Of course back then no full size plans. H^^
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Re: Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 11:14:35 AM »
Hi TJ,

Congrats on finding the time to introduce a youngster to the hobby! Neither of my boys like to build, but they tolerate going flying with me. It's a good thing I like to build.

I hope you traced your parts onto cardstock in case you need to cut new parts. This makes repairs easier.

I have a 1960s Scientific Super Mustang. I strongly suspect the Brodak kit is a clone of the one I have.

I'd like to compare details concerning the kits. Mine has been  traced and digitized to include the build sheet.

Would you mind taking this discussion off the forum? I can PM my email address. Then shoot you my scans so you can find the differences.

Thanks in advance.

Offline T.J. Vieira

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Re: Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 11:17:18 AM »
sure thing!

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Re: Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 11:19:56 AM »
PM sent. Reply with your email. They'll hit your inbox tonight. Thanks.

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Re: Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 09:09:28 PM »
It is so refreshing to see a young man actually building a model airplane out of sticks!

Way to go, T.J.!

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Re: Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 09:29:17 PM »
Any forward progress? I'm dying to see this one done.

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Re: Getting my nephew to buld a 1/2A Brodak Mustang
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 07:04:50 AM »
not yet...  I'm in the process of moving in with my girlfriend, so shop has been closed up for the past two weeks.  hopefully next weekend i'll get him back and gluing his fingers to the wood ;)


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