- May 8, 2012
- Reaction score
- Southern Calif
Got decals on the Snarky and shot a few coats of clear over it. It turned out pretty good. It was mostly a standard to the instructions build. I upgraded to a better motor mount tube from LOC and also used the brown glassine body tube. I'm also going to go with a 24" chute that I bought from Apogee not long ago. I'll still keep the 32" plastic chute. I might have a use for it later?
If I was to build this kit again I would use 1/8" lite ply or basswood to cut down on the build and finishing time. I would also go with my previous upgrades to the motor tube and body tubes along with lite ply rings. I would even consider using epoxy for the fillets and maybe even consider a cluster of (2) 24mms.
Also when building the main wings you have to be careful when gluing the 3 pieces together. If you sand too much to square them you will definitely have to trim the decals to get them to fit. Balsa is easy to sand, but if not careful easy to screw up the mating surfaces.
Anyway hope you enjoy the pictures