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  • Member since
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  • From: Novi, Mi
Lancair 235
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 8:48 PM

I'm in the process of carving and painting a Lancair 235 that my dad and I built 25 years ago.  I plan on giving it to him on Fathers Day.

This is what the final model will look like

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm waiting on a paint chip from the guy who painted the real Lancair so i can get a perfect match.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 9:28 PM

Hi,

That looks like its coiming along really nicely.

Pat

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:55 PM

Thanks Pat,

 

Here's the base.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, April 07, 2017 10:21 PM

Hi,

I'm really impressed with your work.  What kind of wood did you carve the body from and how did you do the shaping of it?

Pat

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:28 AM

Looks great!

 

I love making wood aircraft. When I got started in modeling, there were no plastic models yet.  Flying models were balsa sticks and tissue, solid scale (non-flying scale) were indeed solid balsa or pine.  Kits came with fuselage sawn to profile and planform.  Builder carved the thing to section.  Wings and tail were flat sheets- you had to carve the airfoil.

It is so restful.  I find my central nervous system takes over the work of carving, and my mind just wonders- sort of a meditation, while the hands, arms, and nerves do the carving.

Plastic models had long been on the scene when I discovered basswood- god's gift to carvers!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:15 PM

Made a mold of the Wing Tip and cast the wing light lenses in clear acrylic.  After they cured for a few days, I polished them.  The first pic shows before and after polishing.

This is the Left Hand Lens cut to shape and the section removed from the Wing.  The hole in the Wing Tip is for the Strobe Light.

 

Cheers

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:24 PM

Well this look familiar!Toast

That was one of my favorite planes on the field...even before I knew it was your Dads!!!

How is he doing, by the way? Hope all is well!

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:48 PM

fermis

Well this look familiar!Toast

That was one of my favorite planes on the field...even before I knew it was your Dads!!!

How is he doing, by the way? Hope all is well!

 

I loved flying that plane.  It was driving a Ferrari.  He's doing OK.  He's been my moms primary care giver for a few years and we worry about him doing too much.  My mom is in the Hospital with pneumonia and had a pretty bad seizure 2 days ago that she has not recovered from and my dad feels helpless.  I guess we all do right now.

Thanks for asking Fermis.  How you doing?

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:44 PM

Thoughts and well wishes for them both!Toast

Doing alright here. Just coming out of my Winter break, getting business ready to roll...starting work on the 1st.

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:04 PM

It took awhile, but I was able to mix several colors to get a match.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:47 PM

I am with you on that !

 I still get the bug once in a while . Mine are  " what ifs " based on Hummingbirds. That plane looks awsome .  T.B.

  • Member since
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  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, April 21, 2017 4:52 PM

She's got paint.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:09 PM

Looks real nice, Rob.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:18 PM

Hi,

That's really looking good.

Pat

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:14 PM

Hmmm;

 That's Pretty awesome ! T.B.

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  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:14 PM

First if the Blue Trim added today.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, April 24, 2017 5:25 PM

Canopy and Windows painted

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, April 24, 2017 10:43 PM

Hi,

That looks really sharp.

Pat

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:58 AM

Are you going to gloss coat the canopy and windows, or leave them matt?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:22 PM

The entire thing will be gloss coated with Future

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:27 PM

Added the Light Blue.  There are a few areas that need to be touched up before gloss coat.

 

 

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:25 PM

Well;

    That's getting prettier and prettier . I am learning to love that shape ! . Nice job , by the way . Keep on keeping on !   T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, April 28, 2017 4:15 PM

Tanker - Builder

Well;

    That's getting prettier and prettier . I am learning to love that shape ! . Nice job , by the way . Keep on keeping on !   T.B.

 

 

Thanks

 

Clear Coat applied

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:14 AM

Boy, that looks great!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:08 PM

Thanks Don.

 

Started the Red Stripes, N Numbers, and Lancair 290 Logo.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, May 01, 2017 8:35 AM

MM Boy ;

 Let me give you my address ! Oh that's right ! that's for your Dad . Looking Good . T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 4:20 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:55 PM

Big Question !

 Did you engrave or draw the panel lines for the cowl and flaps and elevators . Just curious , Why ? You did very nice line work . That's Why !  T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:42 PM

Tanker - Builder

Big Question !

 Did you engrave or draw the panel lines for the cowl and flaps and elevators . Just curious , Why ? You did very nice line work . That's Why !  T.B.

 

 

Neither.  The N-Numbers, Lancair 290 Logo, Red Stipes, and Panel lines are decals that I made.

 

Thanks for the compliments

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June, 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 8:37 PM

Almost done.  I added the Canopy Handle, Pitot Tube, Antenna, Lights, Aircraft Registration Plate, and Exhaust Pipe.

 

Last of the decals for the Intakes going on tomorrow.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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