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Reply #37 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 1:19pm
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Phenomenal!

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Reply #36 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 11:07am
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Sweet!!! Very authentic!
  

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Reply #35 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 7:11am
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Thanks, Mike! It opens up whole new worlds of possibilities when weight and leaving room for a rubber motor are taken out of the equation!
  
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #34 - Jul 20th, 2018 at 6:20am
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I knew that instrument panel was going to be great and indeed it is. Your usual terrific work shows again.
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Reply #33 - Jul 19th, 2018 at 9:38pm
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Welp, my eyes gave out. I used a little artistic license, and it IS a high-winged monoplane with no “skylight. In the words of Bill Hurt- “it doesn’t have to be right to look right.”

Balsa panel, gussied up with some paint, paper, Sharpie, straight pins, and aluminum tubing. The instrument faces were cut from a J-TEC sheet, recessed in the holes, and covered with canopy cement lenses.

Next up, joysticks, trim & flap handles and rudder pedals.
  

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Reply #32 - Jul 18th, 2018 at 6:10am
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This is gonna be really good. Looking forward to that instrument panel coming alive. Gary, you are a fantastic resource. Glad you are with us.
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Reply #31 - Jul 18th, 2018 at 6:00am
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Thanks, Gary! The day job has me pretty busy, at least through Watkins Glen in September, but I did find some time to get started on the cockpit interior. Your archives are a HUUUGE help!
  

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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #30 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 11:42am
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Craig,

Fantastic work you've done to the model!  Very impressed with your interpretation of the door.  Very nice, indeed.  That door fits so tight and snug.  I just love the way it was molded around the framework.
I'm wondering how you will approach the installation of the side-mounted windows.  Cutting out each individual plastic panels and carefully glue them into the frames? 

Also, just loved the way you have described that "great book" handed down from Mt. Sinai.  I'd never thought of that.  Very creative writing.  Excellent as a matter of fact.  Really enjoying your build both for the model and for your eloquence in sharing your works.

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Reply #29 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 10:50pm
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WoW!  Some kind of sound for sure! Smiley
  

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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #28 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 8:30pm
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Thanks, Tom! As a matter of fact, the class was referred to as "Screamers." The engine doesn't get "on the cam" until a bit over 7000 rpm, and is redlined at 10K. I've seen the tell-tale on the Smith's Chronometric tach sitting at 11,500 more than once.
  
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Reply #27 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 7:40pm
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I'll bet she screams!  Love to see her race sometime.
Again best of luck in the next event!
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Reply #26 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 7:01pm
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It's a 1965 Cooper T-76 Formula 3 car. Classic "Quart from a Pint Pot." 1 liter, around 110 bhp, 840 pounds.
  
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Reply #25 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 6:02pm
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Congrats on the win!! Smiley
A man of many talents!  Best of luck in the upcoming event!  Great looking car!
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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #24 - Jul 10th, 2018 at 4:18pm
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Little break from building to get this prepped for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix- I’m the engine builder. Coming off a win at the SVRA Nats at Indy a couple weeks ago!
  

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Re: Howard DGA-6 Mr Mulligan- For a friend flown west
Reply #23 - Jul 8th, 2018 at 7:46pm
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Got a good start on the cabin planking this weekend- taking it a little easy because it's Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix "thrash week".

I went and hung out with Dad today, and as usual I drug my latest project along to show him. It got a good conversation going about air racing in general and one race in particular- Grandad took him to Cleveland in '49. He was amazed at how up close and personal a 15-year-old could get with the aircraft and the pilots. He met Cook Cleland and got a good look at his F2G. Then he ran his hands down the flanks of Bill Odom's "Beguine"- the most beautiful airplane he'd ever seen, with those ramjet shell tip radiators. Less than an hour later...

Anyhow, it's getting time for some serious sanding. I'm still up in the air on how I'll do the engine mount- it's stringered out on the plans but may get laminated and carved on this one since ground-hugging weight isn't an issue.
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