Next up...scratch built Bi plane

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    What is it going to be?
     
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    But... How will you fit in there? o_O ;)
     
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    Well it might be a seaplane!
     
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    Appreciate the strength of the N brace! 20210220_205509.jpg
     
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    Some time ago, I scratch built this RC Electric.

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    Bleriot of some sort? Looks good.
     
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    Model aviation... my other master I serve.
     
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    Brushed. This was about 30 years ago.
     
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    I bet that thing was cantankerous. This is the last electric I got. 84" wingspan and it has a brushless outrunner. Gobs of power.... for about 5 minutes. Lol

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    Yeah it ran on a NiCad pack for a race car with a solid-state throttle from a car and was good for about 2 to 3 minutes of run time depending on the throttle setting after takeoff.
     
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    Ok didn't have a prop so I carved it out of Mahogany.. 20210223_000824.jpg
     
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    Installed the rudders and elevators 20210223_124539.jpg
     
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    Constructed front engine pods abd carved the props out of Mahogany using files and sand 20210224_170802.jpg paper.
     
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    Went with Tamiya dark grey primer...had to add paint to the airbrush color cup 3 times! 20210225_100408.jpg
     
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    You guys are awesome!

    I flew mostly line control models I scratch built back in the sixties. I used Cox and Fox 2 cycle engines. What fun!

    I tried my hand a two homebuilt full size aircraft, a Vans R4 and a Teeny Two. I still have the plans for the Vans. But my license went with my vision more than 20 years ago. Just great memories now.