– Repairing the Saphir II: New Tru-Turn spinner, new prop (APC 13×10 turning 9800 rpm), new covering on the wing (AGAIN!). And taping and sealing off every damned piece of covering I can, a piece flies off every time it flies.
– Repairing the red Laser, fitting new wheels (lost one in flight) and fixing a crack in the undercarriage, new bolts, fitting a Perry pump (damned 3,5 mm tap-stuff!) , moving the tank and moving and fitting a new throttle servo.
– Blue Laser – Fitting a perry pump on the OS 200 FS, attempting to fit a Hatori pipe in the nose (Damn that nose)
– Building a new fieldbox with space for 18 inch props. Pictures coming soon
– Buying stuff – a Proxxon table saw, Graupner fieldbox (I must have two dammit) and a Schulze Lipo Card (nice to carry in one of the new fieldboxes)
In addition to that my two kids are not in kindergarten this week so I have my hands full from 6 in the morning to 8 in the evening. And we’re tidying up the house, cleaning out the attic, moving the lawn, painting the damned pipe and every other task that can fit into my cramped short-term memory. And tomorrow evening I’m going flying the Saphir. Gotta love flying!
PS- notice the kid behind the plane?
Proudly presenting: The model airplane temple of worship. It even has room for a car! I’ve been living a sad, nomadic existence ever since mid-may where all models and tools have been stashed away in the attic. Imagine that, months without balsa and glue. It’s not a life worth living so it was about damned time the workshop got done! And it was just-in-time too, something very exciting is waiting for me at the postoffice…
More pix of the interior at Flickr
When we finally moved out of the apartment and into a house with a basement I finally had a room of my own, it was just that it was 1,5×1 meters which is ridiculously small so something had to be done.
This is what it looked like after we moved in:
Then we gave the whole basement a complete makeover, and 6 tons of stone, one wall and three rebuilt walls later it started to look like something. It’s still small but big enough to have a 2-meter fuselage on the workbench and that’s all I’ll need. Most of the wings and planes are stored elsewhere.
This is what it looks like now: