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Old 11-10-2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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The Sukhoi is finally done

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Well I started this plane 3 years ago. I decided to build it the "old fashioned way" using carpenter's glue.

The build went reasonably well, albeit slowly, re-enforced where it was needed then I had to cover. I ended up with a medical issue that stopped me for almost 8 months but 3 different colors and seemingly an unlimited number of rolls later, it was done. Following M.A.N. instructions I polished a true turn spinner. Then I had to learn how to use my airbrush with masking so I could paint the cowl and belly pan. That was a whole new adventure and lots of paint. Then the top coat made me realize the reason you need a mask when you paint.

My wife painted a pilot figure with her usual style.

Finally the setup was done and it went out to the field. The Saito 1.80 still needs breaking in but at least the plane fits in my car; albeit just. (remember when you read the measurement of a plane, chances are that doesn't include the spinner )

Friends have bugged me about the progress but it's done. Figured I'd post a pic here as proof.

Now on to the next project; probably something a tad smaller

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Old 11-10-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: The Sukhoi is finally done

Originally Posted by Nuker View Post
Well I started this plane 3 years ago. I decided to build it the "old fashioned way" using carpenter's glue.

Good thing you don't use instant glue like me. My current build, with CA, has just gone over the 5 year mark. No end in sight!

Glad to see yours is done. Just remember to keep that respirator handy for the paint jobs, otherwise you'll look like your pilot in short order.
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