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Old Oct 08, 2012, 08:18 PM
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This is the progress so far. Estimated AUW is 1.8 pounds. Final wing loading will hopefully be around 12 to 14 oz per square foot. Power loading about 130 watts per pound. I think that is fairly respectable for a semi-scale foam model. I still have a fair amount of covering to do on the fuselage. I plan to use some pseudo-scale bronze/titanium colored film on the fuselage, but, may change my mind on that. Since there was only one prototype built and that Russia is one of the largest producers of titanium I feel like taking a bit of poetic license. Apparently the SR-71 aircraft were built of Soviet titanium. The purchase of which was undertaken by a "shell" company to hide that fact. I have been up close to a Soviet titanium plane at Monino outside Moscow (Sukhoi T-100) and the covering looks pretty close.
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