Fa 223 Drache, 1/48 Special Hobby
I built this a while back and had it in its carrying case, to take to a show. Well, the drive way at our house had the same pitch as the roof, and when backing out, the model slid from one end of the case to the other. Well of course it was damaged because it is so spindly. It sat in that case until this weekend when I pulled it out and made repairs to it.
This is the Special Hobby kit, a limited run kit and in general the fit was very good for the fuselage and cockpit. The only issue is the part to hold the tail onto the forward section was not going to work the way the kit suggested. I had to build a bulkhead and a brass tube to give it the strength to stay in place correctly. The tail section seems to weigh as much as the rest of the model all together. To get it to stand, I built a little brass wire stand, it is somewhat discrete and strong enough to hold this heavy tail sitter up.
The rigging for the rotors, was difficult to build, and get correctly positioned. Once positioned and glued they proved to be fairly sturdy, although the gear aren’t. The kit is built out of the box and overall I am fairly happy with the results.
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