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Reply #9 - Mar 28th, 2014 at 11:24am

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Terry...your resurrection of this aircraft is an inspiration to all of us!  Keep up the great work.  As with the others I look forward to hearing of her aerial pursuits.

Tom
 

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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #8 - Mar 28th, 2014 at 5:18am

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Thanks guys! I must admit I am quite happy how it turned out! Now for the real fun-getting it to fly! Tom, I see what you mean about the Blackbird! I think the paintbrush got away from me during my plastic modeling days! (I'm also chuffed to see you used my "before & after" shots on the home page-that made me laugh!) Hopefully have some flight reports when the weather is nice to me!

Cheers!!
 
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Reply #7 - Mar 24th, 2014 at 10:13pm

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Mitch the rebuild is just as David stated and l still love those props that you carve.


Bob
 

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Reply #6 - Mar 24th, 2014 at 2:46pm

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That's pretty sweet Mitch! I'm amazed that you took that pile of sticks and tissue and made it look that good. Absolutely sure I'd have never tried it.  Smiley
 
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Reply #5 - Mar 24th, 2014 at 10:36am

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Looks great Mitch... I always find something in my posted pictures that I forgot to do.  That's the fun of posting the pictures, they don't lie to us.  They show us just what we've got.  Although I do like the flash washing out the wrinkles in the tissue.  Makes it look better than what I really did! Grin Wink Cool

Looks like a stealthy SR-71 silhouette on the background there! Grin Cheesy Wink
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #4 - Mar 24th, 2014 at 5:40am

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G'day all;
Well here she is,all ready to fly!Bedroom & back yard glides look good so when the weather is kind to me I'll see if I can get it to fly! Looking at the pic I'm posting,I just realised I didnt cover or paint the nose & tail blocks.(or do the Phoenix thing either-although I dont think even this lucky bird would have returned from a fire!) Oh well it will do for now!

Cheers!
 
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Reply #3 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 7:17pm

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Mitch... I'm with Terry, "Phoenix" emblems on the wing would look great.  Well done!!!! Smiley
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #2 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 10:35am

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mitch,

The repairs look great!  If I may, I think this a/c needs a name: "Phoenix".

Terry
 
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Reply #1 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 5:04am

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By the way,here is a pic of it after the dogs did their thing. Allot of the damage is not really visable in this shot-there was a heap of cracked ribs & damage to the sides of the fuse also. I also ended up stripping off all the tissue as well.
 
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Mar 17th, 2014 at 4:52am

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The other day I decided to re-build my Hemiptere (you may remember my mutts smashing it to bits a while ago) & all of a sudden its nearly finished!(again!) I couldnt resist a quick moc-up so here is a pic. At the moment it weighs about 21 grams,including nose block & prop,minus rubber. Still need to finish the wheels,do some panel lines & maybe a few decals too. Considering what sort of mess it was before,& the fact that I decided not to be too fussy with it this time,I'm really supprised (& happy!) at how its turned out! If it wasnt for all the work I put into the top deck & nose sheeting,I probably wouldnt have worried about it-but I'm glad I did! Now I cant wait to fly it!!

Cheers for now!!
 

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