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#1 St. Martin Jul 30, 2003 06:25 AM

200% Guillow's F-16 update
 
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Thought I would take a few pics before covering.
Frame complete, all insert planking done. Has 3 coats nitro-cellulose lac.
Will use silk on bottom fuse. Using a combination of tissue, silkspan on rest, and or Cover-lite.

#2 St. Martin Jul 30, 2003 06:27 AM

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Frame in pic is 3-4oz. Scale not too great.

#3 St. Martin Jul 30, 2003 06:28 AM

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Chin intake is hollowed balsa as is nose.

#4 St. Martin Jul 30, 2003 06:31 AM

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Will be able to guess the AUW a little better now. Will try later.
Should have very good thrust/wt. ratio.

#5 Olivier Jul 30, 2003 08:51 AM

Look's cool ...

what will be your setup in this one ?

Olivier

#6 St. Martin Jul 30, 2003 09:18 AM

Greetings Oliver,

I am using a Hi-Line shroud, cut KY rotor, Mega /3, on 10-1100He cells. I have a similar thread on a earlier page. That has pics of the early frame stages.

Steve

#7 J Morgan Jul 30, 2003 06:55 PM

You're amazing!

#8 monkamarm2000 Jul 30, 2003 11:18 PM

Looks awesome Steve! Cant wait to here how it flies.

Barry

#9 AZ_Astro Jul 31, 2003 07:44 AM

Looks great! How long did it take to get to where you are right now? Are you planning full-moving tailerons or hinged?

I'd like to see a close-up of the tail if you get the chance. Motor mount, taileron linkages, etc.

#10 St. Martin Jul 31, 2003 10:04 AM

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Originally posted by J Morgan
You're amazing!
John, So aren't you. You amaze me just as much:D

Thanx Barry;) Have to do some test gliding w/out fan, to verify the C.G. Then it's throw & zoom, I hope.

AZ_Astro, thanx. I started actual construction two weeks ago wensday. Have it almost covered from yesterday.

I have a thread previous with more info. But, no tailerons. I can build it lighter w/ conventional ail. & elev. I'll bring the page up, as I don't know how to post the url for the thread.

My F-8U has tailerons. Am thinking of changing this also. They play hell in the grass.

Steve

#11 Aten W Arthog Jul 31, 2003 08:36 PM

Ah, a "real" gunfighter;-) i don't ever see F-8's anywhere, and I think they have much more character than the cousin A-7 goat sucker.

#12 derailed Aug 01, 2003 10:08 PM

that F-16 looks great
i'm gonna have to start one one of these days
i can't afford the fancy brushless so i'll have to use the AP29l
it would work wouldn't it?
not a stand on tail plane like i'd want but should fly?

#13 monkamarm2000 Aug 01, 2003 10:21 PM

I hate tail picks on landing, killed more great planes that way.

Barry

#14 St. Martin Aug 02, 2003 03:51 AM

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Originally posted by derailed
that F-16 looks great
i'm gonna have to start one one of these days
i can't afford the fancy brushless so i'll have to use the AP29l
it would work wouldn't it?
not a stand on tail plane like i'd want but should fly?

Hey Glen!
The KY fan & AP-29L will work fine. Just make a intake lip for the fan. Use a exaust with 60mm outlet. The fan will sit at Bulkhead# 8-8A. Insert from the front.

I made two hatches, one for the radio and one to assist the exaust installation. When the sun comes up, I'll take some pics.

Did a balance trial, and the batt is in the cockpit area. Now for the canopy mold... uggg!

Hey Barry.

Steve

#15 St. Martin Aug 02, 2003 03:54 AM

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Originally posted by Aten W Arthog
" the cousin A-7 goat sucker."
LOL:D

Acclaimed, the last of the gun fighters.

Steve


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