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« Reply #50 on: April 07, 2019, 10:18:41 PM »

Ahhh didn't realise that ..Dumb-Ass did That ! 
The wing Dihedral.. the flat piece in the middle... for Zero actual reason/need. 
Mebe no one will notice ?
Regardless.. simply additional reinforcement / reason as to  why I won't go near their offerings.
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« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2019, 02:39:51 PM »

I'm using the supplied decals that came with the kit.  They are vinyl, kind of thick, shinny and heavy, but they give a big visual impact quickly and are soooo easy.  I don't know if I'd use them again, but I am trying to build the kit fairly close to how the kit intends.

I mounted the wing to the fuselage, added the bottom fill piece, tail skid and added the chin scope.

It's looking like a Gee Bee Z  Smiley
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« Reply #52 on: April 09, 2019, 12:46:29 PM »

Almost done  Smiley  Just need to attach and trim out the canopy.
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« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2019, 02:37:04 PM »

Very very nice job! Am sorely tempted by this kit now, but doubt I could do it the justice you have.
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« Reply #54 on: April 09, 2019, 09:31:07 PM »

Brian you've excelled yourself on this one.

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« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2019, 11:32:10 PM »

That looks real mean!  I have this kit at home that someone gave me and I looked at it and went yeah nah!

You've got me halfway there - now tell me whether it flies!
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« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2019, 02:32:40 PM »

Thank you all for the kind words  Smiley  This is my first laser cut kit and the build went very smoothly and it was such a luxury to have perfectly precut pieces  Smiley  I still prefer scratch building, but this was a fun change of pace.

I mounted the canopy last night and trimmed it using black electrical tape - not my first choice, but since the decals are vinyl it seemed OK.

I'm guessing weight is ~105 grams plus.  It's large enough to be difficult to weigh.  I got a 104 gram reading prior to adding the canopy.  I'm guessing it will fly much like the real Gee Bee Z - fine with ample power - but coming down will be tough  Sad

Nothing left to do now but to take some final finished photos for my Hanger page.
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