Sign up Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
Ken Martin

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 988
Reply with quote  #1 
Hi guys.
Remember the cute photo of my Grandson playing with our new Bi-Plane?
DSC03012_mini.JPG  Well guess what?  We found a weak point, and from the photo I bet you can guess where it is.
You would be right; the back wing glue seal did not hold.  I was carrying it two days later when I heard a slight snap, and looking at the plane I could see the back wing was loose.

DSC03790_mini.JPG  I have a tendency to panic first, and think later.  After the panic I figured no big deal, I will just drill a hole through the bottom of the body into and through the wing and into the top of the body, and glue in a dowel for strength. Well, half way through the drill bit broke and further damaged the plane.
DSC03791_mini.JPG  Drill bit took a big chunk out of the side of the plane.  After the panic died down the 2nd time, I decided to continue on.
I replaced the drill bit and finished the drilling, and glued the dowel in.
DSC03792_mini.JPG  This still looked awful, so we sanded the dowel insert and the side, then put wood glue in the chipped out areas, let the glue dry just a bit and sanded over the damp glue, forcing saw dust into the damp clue.  After it dried, we waxed the plane again with Cynthia's Beeswax Paste.

The Bi-Plane is almost as good as new. and ready to fly again.
DSC03816_mini.JPG  I also modified the other three planes in the fleet to make them stronger.
I am not always the best at doing things right the first time, but I am getting pretty good at repairing the damage I cause.  LOL


__________________
Kenneth W Martin
http://FuzzyDuckCreations.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FuzzyDuckCreations
Sdaupanner

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 335
Reply with quote  #2 
I was wondering if these Bi-planes were Tail Draggers if so maybe a skid on the bottom of the body would help give the Dowel purpose. That is one nice looking plane left natural. -Don
Ken Martin

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 988
Reply with quote  #3 
Hi Sdaupanner

Thank you for the nice words about the natural burnt wood Bi-Plane.

People everywhere I go really like that plane.
I think someone will buy it before long even though it is a more expensive toy than I usually carry with me..

I did extend the dowel on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th tail sections to keep the body off the ground on landing. Like a dummy I did not see the option until after I finished the plain/burnt wood plane.DSC03811_mini.JPG 
DSC03813_mini.JPG 
DSC03814_mini.JPG 
Again thanks for the kind words.


__________________
Kenneth W Martin
http://FuzzyDuckCreations.com/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FuzzyDuckCreations
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.