a model U-1A Otter

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by -Jim G, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. -Jim G

    -Jim G Member

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    I have not worked with this museum in the past, but I have sent numerous models to other museums.

    I need to ship a float plane model to the Yukon next. I will photo the packaging when I do so.
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    Papaace, The skis are now available as a free download at the www.dgapapermodels.com site under the 'Free Stuff' page. I will make instructions for the skis sometime, but you can probably figure them out without instructions:mrgreen:
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    Thank You Jim! Its a great looking model!
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    Big Daddy

    Presently the Otter model is available in two civil Canadian floatplane versions: Air Saguenay and Trans North.

    In the very near future eight more liveries will be appearing:mrgreen:

    I have recently been inspired to make more US ARMY versions by a former Army otter driver. Presently I am working on a model of a plane that served with the 54th Utility Airplane Company (call sign 'Big Daddy'). If anyone here has reference to the 54th - now is the time to share.
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    Army Otter debut

    Three US Army Otter models will be introduced at the Army Heritage Days festival in Carlisle, PA on the 15th, and 16th, of May. After that I will have the models released at ecardmodels.com

    If you live in the area, I am told that this is quite the good time - I think you should plan on attending. :thumb:
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    Now there are 9 Otter liveries available at:ecardmodels.com This includes three US Army versions.
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    I just read this thread and must say that you have done a fine job throughout - Great design - Great Plane - Great workmanship :thumb:
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    That is a great idea for a former, well done sir. Clean model too, looks good, even for a 4 hour test build. Cheers
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    Chris,
    Thanks for the kind words.
    I sent you a private messege (PM)
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    How long ago did I promise to show how I pack models for shipment? Finally I remembered to shoot pictures of one before I sealed the box!

    I stretch rubber bands diagonally across a shipping box and I tie the model to those rubber bands:
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    The note instructs the recipient to cut the rubber bands to remove the model from the box.

    To secure the rubber bands at the corners, I poke a hole through the box, send through the end of the rubber band and keep it there using a toothpick. Finally I tape over the toothpick so it will be secure while traveling:
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    I calculate the height of the rubber band supports so that the model will ´fly´ suspended in the middle of the box. I have had great luck with this method of packing.