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From: "mrmarvinmccoy" <mrmarvinmccoy@...>
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:24 PM
Subject: Re: Build time/ Recommended Tools
Responding to your question about which tools. I am one of those that believes you can not have enough tools. I have about every tool ever made and two of some. The bare minimum would be some kind of exacto knife, some way to drill accurate holes, a covering iron, and some sand paper, razer blades and some pins to hold things down on your building table. Thanks Marvin --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, Zo <zoman2222@...> wrote: > > Thank you both for the information. I have few tools but I've been working with foam to this point. I purchased the plans for Bug because of it size and the way it has been report to fly very fell also. > > Which tool do you recommend as a may have for this kind of build.(206) 368-6100 > > Sent from my iPhone > > On Mar 7, 2011, at 7:44 PM, Tim Schuh <tim@...> wrote: > > > 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. > > > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] >