Rick's Hobby Projects  -  Update History

History 2016

11/26/2016 - Fafnir is covered
1/10/2016 - Stage 1 bomb drop and Stage 2 Trapeze retract Video for the Articulated
Val
1/4/2016 - Made bomb drop pin on the Articulated
Val

 

History 2015
12/27/2015 - Progress on the Articulated
Val
7/11/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster - finished ready for FAC Non Nats
4/27/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster - covering completed
4/24/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster - covering almost completed
4/20/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster - covering has started!
4/17/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster - Bones  Completed - YEA!
4/16/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster wing struts are mage and fitted to wing / fuse
4/10/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster had to get some tissue on - gear fit to fuse
4/4/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster knock-off landing gear finished - first mockup
4/3/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster knock-off landing gear almost completed
3/25/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster just got it's wings
2/11/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster motor swing-peg installed
2/3/2015 - Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster lower formers on, most planking
1/26/2015 - Started the Mega Scale Rearwin Speedster.
1/19/2015 - The Diels Val Dive Bomber wing is built - retract Trapeze is finalized and installed.
1/8/2015 - The Diels Val Dive Bomber wing is started - fitting the trapeze retract pull pin
1/5/2015 - The Diels Val Dive Bomber final Swing Peg and Final Trapeze Retract
1/1/2015 - Starting The Diels Val Dive Bomber with 2 Stage Articulated Bomb Drop and Trapeze Retract
 

History 2014

7/7/2014 - Getting ready for the NATS

6/13/2014 - Getting ready for the NATS - ParrotHead P-40 BLUR racer

 

History 2013

8/27/2013 New Scarlet Tanager - bones are complete
8/20/2013 New Scarlet Tanager - working on the bones
3/23/2013 Skylake Models Yak-3 covered with printed tissue, wings glued on, cockpit done
 
3/19/2013 Skylake Models Yak-3 bones are done, spinner is complete
3/16/2013 Started Skylake Models Yak-3 Fuse and fin
 3/13/2013 PussyCat Bomber new peg spring design, more on the bomb release
 3/10/2013 PussyCat Bomber is complete, with automatic bomb drop - The Mean Meow
 
2/3/2013 Vultee XP-54 is complete
 
1/30/2013 Vultee XP-54 4 blade prop and spinner is complete, guns are on
1/23/2013 Vultee XP-54 is covered, just the stab and fin to jig-up and glue
1/16/2013 Vultee XP-54 started the earl Stahl cookup

 

History 2012

12/1/2012 Grumman F-111B has a new Plan form - now REV 3
10/17/2012 John Bell P-40F is finished just in time for the Barron Field Air Races
 10/10/2012 John Bell P-40F tube-in-tube front end with clutch is finished
 
9/23/2012 Stinson Reliant SR-8 is finished
 
9/14/2012 John Bell P-40F panel lines, cowl flaps, exhaust pipes, cockpit details
 9/11/2012 John Bell P-40F landing gear is on
 
9/8/2012 the SR-8 has got wings
 
9/7/2012 John Bell P-40F fuse is covered and bottom painted gray
  9/4/2012 John Bell P-40F tricky 1/64 balsa wing filets are on
 
8/29/2012 John Bell P-40F first mockup of all parts - looks like a P-40

  8/28/2012 John Bell P-40F is started

  4/11/2012  F-111 has new stab
 
3/28/2012  Swinger-111 is complete. ready for flight testing
  3/23/2012  Swinger modifications and improvements - Wing Release Timer working great
 
3/17/2012  F-111 basic fuse, lower plate ALSO the timer on the Swinger

  3/16/2012  F-111 parts are cut out

  3/14/2012 the Swinger Catapult Glider painted, wing repaired and timer ordered - glides well!

  3/9/2012 the Swinger Catapult Glider from Meccano Magazine ready for test flight

  2/28/2012 the SR-8 fuse is finally finished

  1/16/2012 Steps are carved on the SR-8
  1/13/2012 Paper Landing gear fairings are complete on the SR-8
 
1/10/2012 Covering and wheel fairings have begun on the SR-8
 
1/7/2012 Final Bones - the SR-8 is  ready for covering.

 

History 2011
 
12/30/2011 re-made asymmetrical cowl bumps for the SR-8
 
12/23/2011 Cowl bumps and wings struts (carbon fiber tow) for the Sterling Stinson Reliant SR-8
 
12/5/2011 Stab and Fin are done on the Sterling Stinson Reliant SR-8
 
12/2/2011 Wings and wheels/pants on the Sterling Stinson Reliant SR-8
 
11/30/2011 The left Wing on the Sterling Stinson Reliant SR-8
 
11/27/2011 Started the Sterling Stinson Reliant SR-8
  10/21/2011 Barron Field Air Races Fleet Photo
  10/8/2011 Fokker D7 is complete -ready to fly

  10/7/2011 F3F-2  is completed, finished ready for flight top wing jig, ready for wing struts
 
10/6/2011 Fokker D7 is painted and tissue markings are on
 
10/3/2011 F3F-2 canopy and gun sight have been added
  10/2/2011 Fokker D7 all parts are covered
  10/1/2011 Fokker D7 bones are complete
  9/29/2011 Fokker D7 started the fuse
  9/24/2011 F6F Hellcat is finished - ready for flying
  9/9/2011 Paint is complete on the F6F Hellcat
  8/15/2011 Bones of the F6F Hellcat are completed
  7/30/2011 Debut 3 finished in 7 days - Debut 2 went OOS at Geneseo
  6/5/2011 Payen - Test Glide
  5/22/2011 Restarted work on the Payen - maybe a FAC BLUR racer?
  4/14/2011 F3F-2  more painting - had a warm dry day
  4/10/2011 F3F-2 Top Wing Painted - slow progress due to work / wet weather
  3/19/2011 F3F-2 bottom wing on with tricky wing fairing
  3/10/2011 Final Photos of the BL127 - Photos
  2/20/2011 - F3F-2 basic bones are completed
  2/4/2011 - Bleriot 127 Project rudder finally painted - Covering Page
                    Started the Grumman F3F-2
   1/6/2011 - Bleriot 127 Project finished the noodle exhaust pipes - Covering Page
   1/4/2011 - Bleriot 127 Project wing and fuse completed - Covering Page
 

History 2010
12/8/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project covered and green is painted - Covering Page
11/29/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project cockpit photos on the Covering Page
11/20/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project Oh them Bones - the bare bones are done
11/19/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project One Nacelle ready for covering
11/13/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project First twin Lewis gun mount built, 2 more to go
11/12/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project Stab and Rudder built
11/9/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project Basic Fuse complete, mockup of Fuse, wing, nacelles and wheels
11/3/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project wheels are built, mockup of wing, nacelles and wheels
11/1/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project wing built, nacelles and landing gear built
10/27/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project wing plan done, center sections built
10/12/2010 - Bleriot 127 Project plans done, cutting wood begins
10/9/2010 - Start of the Bleriot 127 Project
8/31/2010 - Laird Super Solution finished
8/19/2010 - Laird Super Solution assembly started, got wings and wheels
8/15/2010 - Laird Super Solution all parts finished, ready for assembly
8/7/2010 - Laird Super Solution all parts made, first mock up
8/6/2010 - Laird Super Solution all parts made, the sanding begins
8/1/2010 - Laird Super Solution started the fuse, mockup with landing gear, wheel pants
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/27/2010 - Volksplane 2 is finished
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/6/2010 - Howard DGA9 is finished
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/4/2010 - Howard DGA9 bones are done
6/30/2010 - F8F Bearcat NoCal finished - ready to fly
6/19/2010 - Spitfire P-30 crash - need to build a new fuse
5/20/2010 - Spitfire P-30 covered
5/20/2010 - SparrowHawk finished and ready to fly
5/14/2010 - Spitfire P-30 fuse, wing and stab bones are complete, starting to look like a Spitfire
5/12/2010 - Spitfire P-30 Started a fun scale AMA P-30 Class from Small Flying Arts Plan page.
4/18/2010 - P-40C completed.
4/15/2010 - P-40C decals on, basic airframe is done, pilot is in.
4/14/2010 - P-40C Camo painted - lots of fixes to do.
4/12/2010 - P-40C bottom painted gray, bottom panel lines completed
4/9/2010 - P-40C bottom painted gray, gear and fairings on, air scoop and 50 cal. fairings on
4/1/2010 - P-40C fuse and wings are covered in Esaki tissue, top in brown, bottom in white
3/24/2010 - P-40C the compound curve wing fillet finished with 1/64 balsa sheet
3/22/2010 - P-40C wings are together and the first mockup of the full airplane
3/19/2010 - P-40C cockpit and dash board are complete
3/18/2010 - P-40C Fuse is 80% done - 66 pieces of planking installed
2/28/2010 - P-40C laminated the rudder and stab
2/19/2010 - SparrowHawk fuse, tail and dethermalizer are finished
2/13/2010 - Blue Flash Jimmy Allen Racer Competed
2/3/2010 - P-40C begin cutting out the parts
1/22/2010 - Blue Flash fuse and main wing bones
1/16/2010 - Caudron C.460 is completed
1/10/2010 - Caudron C.460 covering is finished, adding details
1/2/2010 - Caudron C.460 spinner, prop block, 8" prop are done, my first S-hook
 

History 2009
  
12/27/2009 - Caudron C.460 wing ribs re-done via Doug Beardsworth method
 
12/17/2009 - Caudron C.460 bones are complete, first mockup taped together
 
12/6/2009 - Caudron C.460 fuse bones are complete
 
11/11/2009 - Baby Flea completed
 
11/6/2009 - Baby Flea Bones are done
 
11/5/2009 - De'but II New chalked fuse for the Embryo
 
10/26/2009 - Wawayanda Photos - why didn't I take more photos???
 
10/17/2009 - De'but I Finished Debut I Embryo for Wawayanda
 
9/18/2009 - Payen Flechair PA112 Gears have arrived - motor 1/2 done
  9/11/2009 - Payen Flechair PA112 - Fuse and Motor Assembly Part 1
  8/22/2009 - PARTS - 2 new props and a tri-blade prop

 

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