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« on: June 09, 2021, 02:26:37 PM »

I've decided to get back into building models after a brief layoff of 40 years or so. As a starter, I'm building a Farman F.400 with a 16-inch wingspan using a plan that's a modern reproduction of the old Comet dime-scale plans. I can't read the name of the plan artist, since it's cut off, but it looks like maybe Mike Marrisa. I think he did a "Bogus Series" of Comet look-alike plans, and this is one of them.

So, here are the first pictures, of the plan pinned out on the table, and the first side glued up.
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 02:55:08 PM »

Almost certainly the late Mike Nassise from Massachusetts.

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 03:05:28 PM »

Thanks for having the right name!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 05:03:07 PM »

I'm literally laughing at the irony.  The irony is you are new here so you may not know that for the last seven months there has been a very popular cookup of the forum members building Mike Nassise designs:    https://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_forum/index.php?topic=25679.0

Of course it is not too late to enter yourself!
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 02:10:36 PM »

You're right - I wasn't aware of that! I've been on for a few months, but have spent most of that time uploading various magazine issues and looking at the threads that were active about the time I joined. I'll check out that cook-up thread.  Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2021, 02:20:53 PM »

Both fuselage sides are assembled. I still need to trim away the glue residue from the joints, and improve my photography!
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2021, 12:55:44 PM »

Continuing on - the fuselage framing is in progress. I've re-done the nose former three times, and finally got something I could live with. Most of the fuselage bottom sticks are in, although the one at the nose is a bit short. I'll have to slot in a small filler piece, but since it's all glued up to the nose former I don't think there will be any strength issues. I'm not very good yet at getting the cross-pieces both lined up with the verticals on the fuselage side *and* level with the longerons. I'll have to think about that a bit.
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