An Old School Build
August 10, 2014 in Aviation
Good morning. I thought you might enjoy a trip down memory lane-well at least for some of you. This is a Guillow’s semi-scale stick and tissue model of a Super Cub I built for my gal’s dad who is now 87. It took a bit to regain those lost skills but in the end I think it turned out very well. Yes, it has rubber band power and I am looking forward to his first flight with it sometime later today. I believe it will carry a small load of anti-squirrel rockets for the test flight.
I attached to tissue with a 50 50 mix of water and white glue. I used thick super glue for the construction. And yes after shrinking the tissue with a spritz of water I applied to coats of thinned good old Aero clear dope-Ahhh those fumes. Paint is from a small spray can of Krylon craft yellow. Hope you like it, and now back to work on a Hasegawa Hellcat. Clark
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