Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Building The Nose Of The Stinson SR-9

During the last blog post on my website, I showed you how the Stinson kit design requires you to laminate several components of the nose structure (the fuselage ahead of former F-3, which lies in line with the leading edge of the wing) from die cut 1/8 inch plywood components and then to add various basswood strip spacers.

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Finishing The TigerKitten

It’s time to fire up the air compressor, set up the airbrush, and lay down some color on this airplane. Depending on the size of the model I am working on, I will use either my Paasche airbrush or DeVilbiss automotive touch-up spray gun.

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Building The Stinson SR-9

Let’s get on with building the fuselage. In order to provide the most useful evaluation of this kit for those of you who are reading this, I’m following the construction steps in exactly the order they are presented in the instruction manual.

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Covering The TigerKitten

On this model I’m going to use Polyspan, finished with clear nitrate dope and a variety of Stits Lite paint products.

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Return Of The TigerKitten Laser-Cut Short Kit

This month, I’m getting deeper into the Return of the TigerKitten story featured in the May 2012 issue of Fly RC. My old design is back in the form of a laser cut short kit from Premier Balsa Kits (www.premierbalsa kits.com) and I’m building a new one from one of their pre-release samples. Let’s head into the shop and pick up where I left off last time.

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