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Build Thread, Page : [ 1 ]  2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  (232 posts, 20 posts per page, 12 pages in total) [ Next > ]
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3860025 May 17 19:56
I like your wry sense of humor Heywood - time to liven it up in here. If my ex accused me of looking at plane porn, I would retort sarcastically, "Just the 'Mile High Club' category", and watch her get "as mad as a 'wet' hen" - and you know how vicious those hens get when you try to steal their eggs they just laid and are sitting on ... Come to think of it, I wonder if that is a category ...
heywooood, Comment for image # 3860025 May 17 01:07
it's a lot of fun when you love these machines like I think we all do in here - My wife says "you looking at airplane porn again?!" Yes. I. Am.
heywooood, Image # 3866424 May 17 20:44

also added the POH and raceday certificate zippered packet
heywooood, Image # 3866324 May 17 20:41

added the engine serial number plate
LASTWOODSMAN, Comment for image # 3860024 May 17 11:05
Heywood - your enthusiasm is contagious! - keep it all coming - builds, pilots notes, historical anecdotes, actual plane pics - it is all good, and adds to the variety on VA - great pics too by the way!
heywooood, Comment for image # 3864723 May 17 23:32
that's right Don, exactly. (Eh) I see what you did there..Geaux Canada
Don C, Comment for image # 3864723 May 17 22:24
No need for confessions. We all try things. Just about every model gives me a " How the heck did I pull that off?" moment. All the kudos are nice, but sharing and learning is what it's all about. Eh?
heywooood, Comment for image # 3864723 May 17 17:05
To be honest, every time during the build that I thought about the rigging I had to set it aside. I really wasn't sure what I would do. Its kind of funny that it was the same for the door hinges. I had to buy a pack of the tubing because they weren't sold in singles. That being the case I bought two lengths of the fine wire that fit inside the tubing. Like buying more hotdog buns than you need because of the damn packaging. Wouldn't you know the extra wire was exactly the amount needed for the rigging? I'm not kidding. There was 1-1/2" of the wire left over after I was done. So when you say you admire my approach I have to tell you all you need is a blindfold and someone to spin you around a few times before you begin your next build - that was pretty much my approach .. the appearance that it all worked out in the end is a happy surprise. I am very grateful to have this venue / confessional to share my 'methods' with you all. Thank you for your generous encouragements
heywooood, Comment for image # 3864722 May 17 18:48
I have to tell ya man the Arrow II with the conventional tail and retracts was a nice little airplane, especially with a 3-blade prop.
heywooood, Comment for image # 3864722 May 17 18:46
I heard that that -T-tail was a terrible flaw. The only reason they did that was aesthetics. What a stupid thing to do. I did not know about the cooling problem - yikes. What did the plugs look like running her rich all the time?
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3864722 May 17 18:05
BTW: I used to fly all makes of the PA-28 Cherokee series. Only one I didn't like was the Piper Arrow Mk. IV with the T-tail and turbocharged engine without any cowl flaps for cooling. Had to enrichen the mixture to keep the engine cooled down. Because it was out of the prop wash, combined with the wing blanking the airflow, that T-tail had a tendency to stall first during the flare to the runway making for some "interesting" landings.
Skyediamonds1985, Comment for image # 3864722 May 17 18:00
Heywoood, you've done a masterful job on this racer. Really impressive, right down to the rigging. The rigging alone must have posed some challenges. Really admire your approach. Fantastic build. Congratulations! Looking forward to your next build.
heywooood, Comment for image # 3864622 May 17 13:51
lol - not everyone gets my sense of humor...I usually have lots of s'plainin' to do.
Don C, Comment for image # 3864622 May 17 13:43
No problem. I have cousins in A l b e r t a.
heywooood, Comment for image # 3864622 May 17 12:53
Thanks Don - BtW there is a feller over on the Stick and Tissue website who has a copy of the Cleveland Models plans for the Laird Solution LDC-W300 that you built so I linked to your build thread - hope that's ok. He's a Canadian like me so if he asks any questions you gotta talk s l o w...lol
Don C, Comment for image # 3864622 May 17 09:59
It sure is. Beautiful job!
heywooood, Comment for image # 3864522 May 17 09:11
Thank you, John and Ray - the Laird was a fun build. I plan to continue with the Dumas 400 line of Golden Age racers at some point. The kits are just terrific.
rayl, Comment for image # 3864522 May 17 08:26
Super Duper. What a nice clean build.
John M Oshust, Comment for image # 3864522 May 17 06:01
Very nice clean and detailed build. Cudos.
heywooood, Comment for image # 3864521 May 17 23:45
Thanks Robert - I really enjoyed putting it together
Build Thread, Page : [ 1 ]  2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  (232 posts, 20 posts per page, 12 pages in total) [ Next > ]