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 Posted: 26 April 2017 06:22 pm
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Mike Smith

Joined: 24 February 2007
Location: Gravesend, United Kingdom
Posts: 361
Having looked at my next scale project I went into procrastination mode and dug out an old Keil Kraft Ladybird that I've had for about 15 years.

It flew very well in free flight untill I cartwheeled it at one of the Old Warden meetings about 5 years ago. Got home and put it in a box to languish.

The fuselage was broken off at the rear end, the wing tips crushed and the tailplane dowels broken.

I took the covering off and bit by bit rebuilt / repaired it with single channel rudder only R/C similar to the Popsie I fly.

The DC Merlin engine was gummed up but got it freed off and running. This was the first engine I owned and at that time it terrified me. It howled like a goodun in Dads shed.

In the photo I have repaired the wings  but the rest was to do. The fin / rudder is only hanging on by the tissue paper.


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