Archive for March, 2011

Building the (old) FLYLINE Great Lakes 2T-1A kit (9)

The lower wing main panels have been assembled to the center section, the 1/16″ balsa sheet skin has been added, and the ailerons have been built in place. Now it’s time to do all the final shaping and sanding. I have finished sanding the upper wing surface to shape and fine sanded it to the […]

Building the (old) FLYLINE Great Lakes 2T-1A kit (8)

As I got close to finishing the lower wing it became obvious that an important detail of kit engineering had been overlooked. The plans indicate that the entire lower wing center section as well as the innermost rib bay of each lower wing outer panel are to be sheeted with 1/16″ balsa. The usual method […]

Building the (old) FLYLINE Great Lakes 2T-1A kit (7)

The outboard (main) panels of the lower wing are built the same way as the upper wing, with two changes. The upper panels are swept back and have no ailerons, while the lower panels are straight with ailerons cut in. Just as with the upper wing, I spaced the front and rear spars off the […]

Building the (old) FLYLINE Great Lakes 2T-1A kit (6)

Let’s get started on the lower wing. Unlike the upper wing, which consists of two outboard panels which are each swept back in relation to a center section, the lower wing is straight (unswept) , but the outer panels still attach to a center section which is built separately. With the upper wing I had […]

Repairing the big Waco SRE (3)

The motor came back , all fixed and ready to go back into the airplane…and I want to tell you about that. This particular motor is a Scorpion 4025-12 brushless outrunner from Innov8tive Designs. I used the Waco SRE “scale-out” project as my first opportunity to use a Scorpion motor/ESC system. Everythings performs as advertised, […]

More Mystery Model Stuff

Remember when you were a kid, found some new treasure you managed to buy and bring home (an airplane kit, maybe?) , and how you wanted to start working on it RIGHT NOW? OK, I know, you’re not a kid any more but you still feel the same way sometimes? So do I, and that’s […]