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#1 SCALECRAFT Jun 12, 2011 11:11 AM

Scale-electric 1/10.5 scale F-104
 
As of 6/23/11 I have begun to fabricate my own. The internet has made getting drawings very easy. It's harder to get your 15 year old son to enlarge them though.

Finally, he did. Look at posts below this one.

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Steve

#2 strictlyscale Jun 13, 2011 08:15 AM

If I was going to build a smaller one I'd go with this one:
http://www.stumaxaircraft.com/pages/edff104.htm

#3 SCALECRAFT Jun 13, 2011 08:37 AM

I have a friend with that one. Thanks, but a bit on the small side.

I guess it's time to fabricate one.

Steve

#4 SCALECRAFT Jun 23, 2011 04:10 PM

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So here what I have so far. 100% scale drawings of a F-104G enlarged by my 15 year old and printed out. So the size is 67" fuse without spike, 31" +- wing span with tanks.

Next, cut out and jig up blocks of foam, fuse profile, X and Y axis, and add former bulk heads.

#5 Getmore Rc Jun 23, 2011 04:20 PM

OK now you will have to make two of them! I want one :D pretty please.

#6 SCALECRAFT Jun 23, 2011 04:23 PM

Our little group of fabricators always proof fly our stuff first.

We hate bad press in our little circle of RC.

steve

#7 Getmore Rc Jun 23, 2011 04:26 PM

LOL should be a nice project. There need's to be a state side made 104 made for sale in that size. Happy Building.

Bill

#8 danj31 Jun 23, 2011 10:12 PM

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I have been working on one also. It will be around 40-50mm all composite. The fuse molds and canopy molds are done, the horizontal stab is half done. Here is the thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1346132

#9 AIR SALLY Jun 23, 2011 10:19 PM

just make a plug with the foam and make molds:D:cool::popcorn:

#10 turbonut Jun 23, 2011 11:08 PM

Hi Roger..that is the plan..he is doing it the way I am building my Arado...he has given me the bug to get back at it...Steve and his friend Robert have a lot of exp. with composits...they help me a lot...but I did learn a few tricks working in China with the full size guys..

#11 turbonut Jun 23, 2011 11:12 PM

50mm f104
 
Cool..that looks like the small 104 I got the molds from Steve Neil..I want to make composits wings and tail molds for it...with the new power sets it should be a lot of fun..

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Originally Posted by danj31 (Post 18582146)
I have been working on one also. It will be around 40-50mm all composite. The fuse molds and canopy molds are done, the horizontal stab is half done. Here is the thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1346132


#12 SCALECRAFT Jun 24, 2011 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danj31 (Post 18582146)
I have been working on one also. It will be around 40-50mm all composite. The fuse molds and canopy molds are done, the horizontal stab is half done. Here is the thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1346132

Nice fabrication on your 104.

I like to have retracts in my airframes, hence the larger size..

Funny thing about this model is a pretty small wing span get you a really big fuse.

Scott, see what you started up again.Well as we all try to impress ourselves, we all win.

Steve

#13 rvincent Jun 24, 2011 11:02 AM

I'll be watching with great interest guys :D Love Starfighters!!!

#14 Tempest Jun 24, 2011 12:19 PM

Steve,

An awesome project! I'm definitely signed on. If you're planning on selling kits, add me to the list of those interested.

Paul

#15 SCALECRAFT Jun 24, 2011 06:08 PM

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Thanks.

The rough draft, per se.

Now to true up all the formers, fill the spaces between the bulkheads with foam, hot wire trim, then shape.

All the while eye balling it to make sure it looks right too.

Steve


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