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2018-2019 Balsa Build Along - Turbinator-E by FoamyDM

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#1
For this 2018-2019 Build along, I plan to build The Ductinator-E by Ziroli I scored from a hobbyist who cannot continue building for health reasons, and a member was helping him unload them, bought for a steal.
The EDF just came in. (my other kit is a Contender 40)
I have NO Balsa Build Experience. NONE. So please help where you can. I will be reviewing other Balsa Build alongs. and seeing other Ductinator Builds for advice and useful tips and adds.
This will be exciting! but I have some Projects to tackle - see Rockyboy's other Fantasy Build Challenge.

 

nhk750

Aviation Enthusiast
#2
WOW! That is one cool plane. It looks pretty straight forward, the wing fillets may be the hardest part. I would love to build a jet, but all we have is bumpy grass fields around here...
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#3
Thanks. Normally I try to build my own gear, as I'm cheap. Bit I might buy right sized retracts after asking my field-mates what's best for out field.
 

rockyboy

Skill Collector
Mentor
#4
Looking forward to this! :D

Since you're all new to balsa, I'd recommend checking into a couple threads

Joker started a great "How-to First Balsa Build" thread (that needs to be pinned - I'll send a note off to the mods about this)

https://forum.flitetest.com/index.p...uild-your-first-balsa-plane-start-here.32389/

Check into any of the "Balsa Build Along" threads for lots of great advice and scintillating glue on balsa action! :p The 2016 year in particular had a lot of great builds

https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/balsa-forum-fall-build-along.30782/#post-312166

And not trying to toot my own horn too much, but I did a very thorough step by step of my Mountain Models EVA build thread, and lots of others jumped in with great tips and tricks throughout the process. At least I think it's worth the read :p

https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?threads/mountain-models-eva-sport-build-thread.30844/
 

FoamyDM

Building Fool-Flying Noob
#6
Looking forward to this! :D

Since you're all new to balsa, I'd recommend checking into a couple threads
Thank you So very Much @rockyboy . and the rest of you for the encouragement. I will read and adsorb these as I finish my other Fantasy models, see the signature for some (and other low hanging fruit.) Like the Piper Cub I am almost done with, and the ~10" Kingfisher to go with a battleship at 1:100 (long way off.)