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#1 r/c junkie Jan 26, 2011 01:54 AM

3.5m HOLLOW MOLDED L-13 BLANIK NOW WITH FLIGHT VIDEOS
 
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After the sucsess of my red bull fox i though it fitting to start an new model between building a couple more foxxes.

This model will be a 3.5m hollow molded BLANIK L-13.
i have built quite a few pss models from my own plugs and molds. In the past i have made my plugs from solid MDF as they were small enough not to be to heavy.But and plug this size from MDF would be un workable so i am going to give foam a go for the fuz plug of coarse i will be glassing the foam once carved to shape.

Any coments and help would be appreciated

So come and join in on this build with me.

Cheers Shane

#2 salisbug Jan 26, 2011 03:26 AM

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No need to deviate from the Red Bull theme dude.

We can have one each :D:D

#3 anthonyd Jan 26, 2011 04:09 AM

love it dude should be the goods.
Glen i love the paint on them suckers

Ant

#4 r/c junkie Jan 26, 2011 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by anthonyd (Post 17217837)
love it dude should be the goods.
Glen i love the paint on them suckers

Ant

Yer it should be a good little project.Till we start the 3.5m S1 swift.

shane

#5 ZIPPER Jan 26, 2011 04:48 AM

Cool project Shane.

#6 eschlitzkus Jan 26, 2011 11:19 AM

Why 3.5 meters? If your going to put all that time into a molded ship you should make it 1/4 scale or bigger. I was looking into this plane as my winter project but ended up with the 2-32. One day I would like to build a 1/3 scale version. Good luck with you project.

#7 SZD16 Jan 26, 2011 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by eschlitzkus (Post 17220294)
One day I would like to build a 1/3 scale version. Good luck with you project.

Hmmmm....we need to chat about this...I was thinking about a 1/3rd or 40% :D

#8 r/c junkie Jan 26, 2011 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by eschlitzkus (Post 17220294)
Why 3.5 meters? If your going to put all that time into a molded ship you should make it 1/4 scale or bigger. I was looking into this plane as my winter project but ended up with the 2-32. One day I would like to build a 1/3 scale version. Good luck with you project.


A 3.5m scalie is better suited to the local slopes i have.

shane

#9 Daryl Wallis57 Jan 28, 2011 02:51 AM

Nice work old son looking forward to the build.

Daryl (from the southern hemisphere)

Cheers.

#10 flyonline Jan 29, 2011 05:16 AM

Go Shane!

I've been up in a Blanik a few times, brings back good memories of NZ :)

Steve

#11 tbroeski Jan 29, 2011 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by SZD16 (Post 17223846)
Hmmmm....we need to chat about this...I was thinking about a 1/3rd or 40% :D

Tom
If you and Erich build 1/4 or 1/3, I would also be interested. We could all three make exact copies and do an airshow.

TJB

#12 gouch Jan 29, 2011 07:50 AM

I watched the fox build on here from go, all the way to the maiden, looking forward to seeing it all again with this one

#13 r/c junkie Feb 06, 2011 05:29 AM

I have made all the wing and tail cutting templates and cut the tail cores and blocked out the wing cores which i hope to get them cut tomorrow night.I have also ordered some 3/4 crome moly tube for the wing joiner.

Shane

#14 r/c junkie Feb 07, 2011 06:20 AM

I got the cores cut tonight also made the keel for the fuz and started cutting the foam fuz out.

Will post some pics tomorrow night

Cheers Shane

#15 salisbug Feb 08, 2011 03:46 AM

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Shane
  • All control surfaces are metal framed and fabric covered - ailerons, flaps, elevators & rudder
  • The wheel is semi-retractable - just under half the wheel is still exposed when retracted
  • There seems to be many more examples of aircraft fitted with wheels rather than skids. They seem to use the same attachment points

The fowler flaps will be a challenge me thinks. Are we up for it?

Yes :D


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