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From: "Chris Lewis" <christopherlewis@...>
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2003 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: Help with rib production?
Plastic Pod - John - I'd have to agree that it's the most difficult aspect of the LN. My first few attempts were glassed balsa as well and they worked great. For me, learning how to make the pod was just part of the challenge of buidling a flyable plane from basically a napkin sketch. I personally didn't care for the wing. I find I much prefer the Bug wing for durability, the aesthetics of the elliptical wing, ease of construction and low cost. The Seeker has evolved into a two-piece winged sweetheart that breaks down to fit back into the box the kit was shipped in. The pod comes ready made, so all of the headaches you accurately described go away. The rest is just personal preference, and I'm happy to have learned so much, taken the things I liked and left the rest. I'm with you. The pod was a challenge, but I'm not sure that I'd go through the effort again, although I'm now figuring out how to mold Uplink fuses and bag wings from a few PDF files and photos, so I must be a glutton for punishment! The Build's the Thing! Chris in Seattle