A return to model building and flying. Part 0

March 2004

I intend these pages to be an occasional update on my progress towards building a Control Line model for the first time in well over two decades, and all the unusual obstacles that will have to be overcome because of my circumstances.

When I started to build these web pages I had no idea how much I would get re-involved with a hobby I thought I was long past. Fellow modellers however, can be very persuasive, And the most common question I get asked is, "When will you start building a model again?" To which my reply has always been, "When the circumstances are right I may do."

Finally having some transport, (big hurdle number one) seeing, and smelling models again, and actually getting my hands on a control handle with a model on the other end, has been too much of a temptation. An acute lack of space to build anything, followed by an equally acute lack of money, are the other hurdles I have to overcome somehow.

This journey will probably also show my sometimes chaotic way of working, and some messy building at times. So not for the squeamish. I hope this blow by blow account right up to the flying and trimming, stage,will interest the reader: and maybe prevent someone else making the same mistakes I am bound to make. Forewarned is forearmed.

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