Early in my
flying model days I discovered that what goes up usually comes down
-- with a bang! Keeping a stable of models in airworthy condition
meant making repairs from time to time, just like full-size planes.
Most models could be repaired (unless they were re-kitted, like Denny
Greenwell's combat wing at right), and few of my planes escaped major repairs.
close to 25 years since any of the planes I built have flown. Most
stayed in my basement workshop until the death of my father in 1987.
After that, they were moved to the basement of my home, and later,
the garage. With my interest rekindled in modeling, I have been
digging these planes out of storage. The years weren't kind to most
The tissue and
dope (that's the fancy name for airplane paint) on most has split, or
become so brittle it splits with the slightest pressure. Several were
damaged from being handled by people who didn't know how delicate
balsa planes are.
progress as I slowly attempt to repair the damage from time and
neglect, and make the planes I between when I was between 11 and 19
airworthy once again.
much hope of restoring this one! But check the links above for ones
with better chances of flying again!