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Online wwwarbird

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2017-18 "Building Season"...
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:59:10 PM »

 ...is fast approaching, and you're clearing your workbench for...?

  Me? It'll be back to work on the Don Hutchinson P-38.
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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 09:36:09 PM »
...is fast approaching, and you're clearing your workbench for...?

  Me? It'll be back to work on the Don Hutchinson P-38.


Well, In Tucson our primary flying season is approaching...actually it's here!  Building season is mostly year round but more active in summer...Too hot to fly past 9:00AM in summer, but we do sometimes!

Unfortunately we're out of sync with most of the world!

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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 04:12:25 AM »
Brodak Smoothie is what I'm building now and it will go on for a few months especially if I do something like silk & dope it which it has been years since those days, Monokote is my go to.

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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 05:00:22 AM »
I just finished my Nomad X and have started on scratch building a stock Twister. Year round building here also in south La. Next up is building a fuselage for a crashed Thunderbird.
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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 08:29:04 AM »
I'm debating. I'm thinking real strongly about Don Hutchinson's piper cub. I got the plans and he emailed me a lot of cool info about it. That should be my priority. Well that and learning how to paint. I have applied covering, and feel I got that down. But so far I've had someone else do the painting.

I think Hutch told me this was Dale Gleason's cub in the pic

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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 12:21:21 PM »
well in reality there is no building season for me.  I'm usually building or repairing year round when it is too windy, rainy or hot.  finishing the Mig and the DOC Special. H^^
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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 12:32:03 PM »
I also do not have a separate building season.  Unless I am sick, injured/damaged, flying, or off doing home owner chores I spend some time every day in my shop(s)

never any less than 3 or 4 unfinished projects

Nobler ARF various stages of assembly...lost interest for a bit
Same with Brodak ARF P40
Lots of activity stripping and refinishing a ARF Primary Force

Recently got 2 NIB Cox Magnesium speed pans and have a couple of neat TeeDees ....Ha before reading and learning, I spent some effort making one all pretty and shiny mirror finish...took a photo or two then put up ... just looked... hummm magnesium corrodes pretty darned fast if you don't coat it

Might be a candidate to polish back up and try thin skim of Crystal Clear

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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2017, 01:16:21 PM »
Vector 40....I'm about 1/2 finished with the wing and I'm a slow builder. Hope to have it ready for trim flights by March. (Maybe) This also is my first electric C/L.
Tempting fate and gravity one more time....

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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 01:52:54 PM »
Brodak Magician and Pat Johnson's Ringmaster 645

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Re: 2017-18 "Building Season"...
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 07:36:01 PM »
I finally got a set of plans from the old "Air Trails" (1949 issue) magazine.  The DH-4 was , as I have mentioned in the Carrier section the plane that my father was flying in France in 1918 when he was shot down and rescued by an Australian company.  Right now I plan on building 2 of this plane, one a Class 1 Carrier plane and the other, a profile for NW Sport .40 Profile Carrier.  As I write this I have now gone a whole ear without being able to fly a control line plane.  My fiends have told me to keep building and they will fly whatever I want them take up.   Without the support of these guys my life would be empty as far as modeling might be.
Joe
PS Ginny and I still plan on being in he Brodak contest in June.
I only enter contests so somebody else is not always in last place


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