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Reply #12 - May 26th, 2019 at 8:15pm

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I worked on the cheeks and they are ok, but not the best since I got tired of planing and sanding.

While covering the nose and back of the fuselage, I noticed that I forgot to install the landing gear (not the sharpest knife in the drawer Cheesy)
 

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Reply #11 - May 26th, 2019 at 12:52pm

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Thanks, Neal for the kind words, but the photos don't really tell the whole story of how she looks.

I'm bumpin my head on the cheek cowls and getting them to mate up with the nose. Roll Eyes


Bob
 

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Reply #10 - May 26th, 2019 at 10:57am

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Well Bob...for a modeler who's not having much fun...you're sure doing a dandy job!  Smiley  Love the "numbers"...wish I could do work like that!  And the woodwork is very nice as well...precise...clean...real craftsmanship.  Wink Smiley  She's really lookin' goooood!

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Reply #9 - May 26th, 2019 at 10:12am

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The nose is attached plus the wing was glued in place then the last tow formers attached and stringers added.
 

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Reply #8 - May 26th, 2019 at 12:45am

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Kerak wrote on May 25th, 2019 at 9:39pm:
You are building up a storm, Bob!  Great work...hey, isn't the rule...build two wings...got to build two fuselages?  Grin

Neal


That was funny Neal Grin. This airplane is taking too much time with all of the cheek cowl carving and sanding. Not much fun.

Bob
 

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Reply #7 - May 25th, 2019 at 9:39pm

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You are building up a storm, Bob!  Great work...hey, isn't the rule...build two wings...got to build two fuselages?  Grin

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Reply #6 - May 24th, 2019 at 11:31pm

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The nose peice is taking longer than I use to working on an airplane. Its four peices of 3/32 glued with titebond and ive been shaving and sanding to shape it to fit the front of the box. Ive got another 1/8 to go and a reshape to get the angle at the bottom correctly.

I finally got around to cleaning up the cookie packages so that I can now vac the canopy.
 

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Reply #5 - May 22nd, 2019 at 11:24pm

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continued from last post.

You will noticed that I built another wing.The first was 3/16 longer per plans, but I did not know if the plans were incorrect, misshapen, or that I just did not build it correctly. So I built the second to equal length plus I cut the ribs flat on the bottom instead of the Y type on the plan and it just right now.
 

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Reply #4 - May 22nd, 2019 at 11:17pm

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I have not posted due to a little life getting in the way, but here is where the "Lil Toot" that NF speaks of.
 

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Reply #3 - May 21st, 2019 at 11:20am

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They certainly named it correctly - Little Toot!  Such a wee little thing. So looking toward to seeing this in completion Smiley

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Reply #2 - May 18th, 2019 at 8:03pm

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Nice photo Neal. I can remember those days of being in shape also.

The Coonley has been started. I am using a different adhesive than I regularly use (Titebond). I finally got some glue bottles that work for Sigment and Acetone. I mixed 50/50 as Tom has tried to teach me
 

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Reply #1 - May 14th, 2019 at 7:14pm

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Nice choice, Bob...looks like a good plan.  I'm partial to that color scheme...orange and black  Wink Grin...played for a Tigers teams once upon a time....... Roll Eyes

Incidentally...wasn't Doolittle's Schneider racer also black and orange? Cool

Neal
 

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May 14th, 2019 at 6:09pm

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This will be my first Formula One a/c build. I chose this airplane because of the orange and black color scheme.
 

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