Today my replacement plastic parts arrived … a new canopy and a new hull shield. It wasn’t too hard to pry the old shield off, and the new part is already to slap on.
January 26, 2015
Here is a quick snapshot showing the new orange color on the engine cowls, the upper side wing tips, and also notice the tail stripes have been repainted orange (originally red.) I’m just waiting on a replacement canopy which will hopefully arrive tomorrow and I should be able to completeley reassemble the model and … Read the rest... >>
Built by: Frank Monsoor, Onalaska WI. Purchased: October 3, 2004. Wing Span: 84 inches. Power: OS 91 4-stroke.
Here is a picture of a real Citabria which I grabbed from the net. Both the model and the real thing look pretty nice.
Frank built this aircraft several years ago from a Midwest kit and did a wonderful job. He covered it in 21st Century Film which has a fabric weave texture. It is powered by an OS 90 4-stroke engine with an on-board glow assist system. He included a scale instrument panel, nice color scheme, and … Read the rest... >>
Temps in the high 20’s, winds 5-10mph out of the NW, not a cloud in the sky. A perfect day for flying!
I had one early dead stick on climb out, but managed to turn back home, miss the trees on the far side of the field and land gently in a field and skid to a stop.
The engine was way too lean. On my second flight it was still too lean and had another dead stick landing, but later in the flight. Again, no damage except for some missing covering … Read the rest... >>
Probably the last water based flight of the season. First flight with the new Tower .46, but I’m still struggling with engine outs and mixture problems. I may want to replace the fuel tank to see if that makes a difference. This aircraft is still bad luck, but still in one piece and a lot of fun when it’s all working!
Photos from the day:
This is what happens when your engine dies on you in flight …