Kwik-Fli, Slow Build: 9 November 2012

Kwik-Fli, Slow Build Blog Series header graphic. With a close-up of the model's engine at center, the graphic is done in orange and blue.9 November 2012. It may look unusual, but I’m not finished yet, even if I’m very close I should say… Everything started during the Spring 2011 and the plane will fly during Spring 2013! A two years project, not bad! But I built a lot of other stuff, in the meantime, and I moved from Fairfax, VA to Rochester, NY, so I have good reasons… Anyway, while I’m still struggling with the Ailerons, the plane is almost finished, as you can see from the pictures.

A mostly covered Kwik-Fli Mk. II sits on a patterned rug.Final weight is around 2,570gr., quite in line with the expectations and not dissimilar from the weight of the predecessor. The expected weight (pg. 40) was 2,565gr, so I would say: “Close enough!” By the way, the wing, including the landing gear, wheels and servo, weighs 965gr., while the complete fuse, ready to go, engine, prop, tank, battery, Rx and servos is 1,600gr. I think the wing is a little on the heavy side, it could have been at least 200gr. lighter if I had used my own wood, instead of a Jensen kit. But the Kits are so convenient!…

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