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From: Tim Schuh <tim@...>
Date: Monday, March 7, 2011 10:44 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: Build time
On 3/6/2011 9:13 PM, mrmarvinmccoy wrote: > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "onehappybigguy"<onehappybigguy@...> wrote: >> How long to build a Bug, if you are a first time builder? >> > > > That will depend on what tools you have. I think the Bug is one of the easiest gliders to build. It has fewer parts and the parts are smaller then most gliders. The plans are straight forward and easy to read. Plus there is some good information on this site about building it. If you have all of the materials and tools needed to cut, glue and cover you should be able to knock one of these out in a couple weekends. > > Marvin > As Marvin implied the answer is often "it depends." If you have all the tools and you take your time you could probably cut all the parts in one evening. You could easily assemble the wing the next evening and build the pod the following night. This assuming you have a night time routine that involves putting a spouse or kids to bed before starting work. If you don't have any distractions and don't have to go to the hobby shop for something you forgot I would think you could easily knock one out from start to finish in one solid non-work day, assuming you are largely using CA for glue. I tend to build mostly with carpenters glue (water soluble, easy clean up, non-toxic, very strong but flexible) for a majority of my builds so I have to glue a set of parts then wait a minimum of three hours before beginning again. Doing it that way a 2M ship takes me about two weeks worth of weeknights and one weekend day but I don't always get to work on my models so the real calendar time is closer to two months. Still, I would say one solid day should net you a small, simple glider like the Bug.