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Reply #6 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 11:28pm

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Start your build thread on the the Current Rubber Powered Builds section, just start a new topic.
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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 #5 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 7:14pm

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Detroit Metro

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I have had a look at the Chipmunk kit. The fuselage should be much easier to assemble than I thought it would be. Only the wing dihedral and that canopy really worry me now. After picking up a few more tools, I should be ready to start building this weekend!
 

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Reply #4 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 6:01pm

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The Chipmunk should be a good low wing model.  Just make sure you have dihedral at the wingtips at or just below the bottom edge of the canopy.  I also recommend some washout at the trailing edge of the wingtips.
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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 #3 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 5:56pm

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pb_guy wrote on Sep 6th, 2019 at 11:41am:
If you haven't yet bought one, and you are eager to get going, pick up a Guillows Javelin or Arrow or similar model. You need to get something easy under your belt before attacking a Spitfire or biplane. At least start with a high wing model.

Dangit...of course, I read that advice after I picked up a Guillows de Havilland Chipmunk! However, unless it looks like it will be more aggravating than changing the fuel control on a T-58A, I will just build the Chipmunk. The intricacies of the Spitfire were something I was already well aware of.

I was planning on using regular ol' Elmer's glue. Building boards and magnets are things I'll have to do some research on.

And thanks to Sky9pilot for the tutorials. I had seen the first, but not the second. I will be referring to both frequently!
 

Building stick-and-tissue models is a hobby, not work.
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Reply #2 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 3:04pm

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Ian has given you good advice.  I would suggest reviewing a couple tutorials as well: Click Here

And here's another one: Click Here
Welcome to S&T  we look forward to your build...questions??? just ask and you'll find more answers than you'll know what to do with. Grin Wink
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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 #1 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 11:41am

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Welcome Dan. If you haven't yet bought one, and you are eager to get going, pick up a Guillows Javelin or Arrow or similar model. You need to get something easy under your belt before attacking a Spitfire or biplane. At least start with a high wing model. Get some advice before you start gluing things together. You need to know about glues and building boards and pins versus magnets.

ian
 
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Sep 6th, 2019 at 6:28am

Dan   Offline

Navy veteran and A&P holder
Detroit Metro

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Greetings to all!

10-12 years ago, I picked up a couple of stick-and-tissue models. None got beyond gluing a few parts together. Both were misplaced a move. Last year, however, I picked up a couple of plastic models at fire-sale prices. I told a co-worker about this, and he mentioned building stick-and-tissue models as a kid. I did a little digging around on the subject, but that was as far as I got.

Over Labor Day weekend, I decided I would get my Airframe and Powerplant certificate current again. With the desire to re-immerse myself in all things aviation, I decided why not build a stick and tissue model again?And here I am!

After work today, I will be stopping at a local hobby shop and picking up a new kit. Don't know what I'll get yet, and wasn't able to ask for advice, as my registration didn't get approved early enough. I know I will have a lot of questions along the way, and I'm looking forward to starting the new build!
 

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