Little things to slowly drive you nuts
Ok, so basically Connie structure is complete, all surfaces are in and working
All electrics are inboard and all looms in place, battery pack etc all there.
So a few final little bits and pieces to do….
The spinners were driving me nuts as there are a specific shape
so I eventually found some that were of the correct proportion.
Slightly longer than normal, I had to backfill all the prop openings and spray to aluminum finish…x4.
Then I had to create the sleeve that the spinners come out of, that covers the motors,
luckily found a molded bit of plastic from servo trays and backfilled with balsa.
Then borrow Andy’s drill press, fit with a toothed circle cutter,
and try like hell to center the hole in said plastic bits x 4…
A few whiskeys later and this was a cinch.
Boy did this take time, but in the end came out all right me thinks.
Thank you Andy – drill press now on the shopping list
First test spinner in place – 3 more to do
Beginning to look more like the real thing
Black leading edge boots in place – de-icers actually on the real thing
Air intakes with some shape and colour
and finally 4 spinners in place….