Being new to your forum, and busy relearning to build and fly after some 30 years, I felt joining this contest would be a good way to get positively involved. Since my building experience had all been with balsa I elected to build something 'my old way', and the Lady Bug caught my eye.
The Lady Bug is, so far, entirely 1/8" stringers and sheets with some 1/16" for ribs and gussets, and Titebond glue. Will complete the fuselage by closing up the nose and fabricating an extended landing gear for prop clearance.
- Wing is 9.5" x 21.5", built per the plans, and 19 grams.
- Tail surfaces are built-up rather than sheet as called for, and together are 11 grams.
- Fuselage so far is 19 grams.
Covering is intended to be red Coverlite but once home with the packet calculated there is not enough to fully cover. So, will incorporate some Aerospan on the wing and stab underside to complete and to offer some color contrast. Sealing will be by nitrate dope.