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Rick Trigatti, Grimsby, Ontario

Starting with 3-views, Rick generated CAD plans for his 1/8-scale and first scratch-built jet. His design is a combination of sheeted foam-core and balsa- and lite-ply structures and is finished with polyester dress liner sealed with water-based polyurethane. The tail cone and gear doors are fiberglass, and the canopy and nose cone dome are vacuum-formed. Rick painted his

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