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Old Aug 21, 2014, 11:46 AM
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Along with it's already commanding size , it would sure add Authenticity " !! Not to mention longer flying times, and as said, save some serious cash.

With the quality workmanship you've put into it thus far--it deserves a turbine!...
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 12:42 PM
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At the size of your 100 a turbine is going to be hard to beat!...not much to think about just go for it..If you had an electric set up on hand that would be one thing ...
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 02:02 PM
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Yeah. I am sure i willbfibd another field tjat allows turbines soon. Made a quick tank with lost foam andceach tank would hold 70ozs....more than needed actually
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 03:02 PM
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Yeah. I am sure i willbfibd another field tjat allows turbines soon. Made a quick tank with lost foam andceach tank would hold 70ozs....more than needed actually
Brian:

Really nice work on the plane. Rather than build your own tanks try Gary at Jet Tech. A few of my friends and I have bought his tanks and they are first rate. Also, he can modify a tank to fit your needs. Very knowledgeable guy and his hardware is really nice.

http://www.jettechusa.com/pages/frontpage

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Old Aug 21, 2014, 03:45 PM
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I have bought from him before but when you know how to make them yourself and can make them custom to fit your plane, I think its better to just make your own.

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Brian:

Really nice work on the plane. Rather than build your own tanks try Gary at Jet Tech. A few of my friends and I have bought his tanks and they are first rate. Also, he can modify a tank to fit your needs. Very knowledgeable guy and his hardware is really nice.

http://www.jettechusa.com/pages/frontpage

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Old Aug 28, 2014, 01:28 PM
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Brian, you really have become great at molding! WHen is a kit going to be available (for turbine) ;-). This is a perfect everyday-flyer size! Nick
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Old Aug 28, 2014, 03:20 PM
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Haha thanks Nick! Its 93% of the size of a BVM F-100. To answer ypur question, I would say never lol. Takes so long to lay up parts that I dread doing it for myself. My buddy is coming over to lay one up so you are welcome to do the same. Baby is due 10/22 so probably won't even get this done to fly this year which sucks.

Just about done with the tank mold.

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Old Aug 28, 2014, 11:03 PM
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Dang! New Jersey is really far from California! Maybe one day if you don't get rid of the molds. I will have to go to NJ for work occasionally, just haven't yet. :-)
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Just make sure you set aside a week to do all the layups.
Fuselage, stabs, fins, bombs, pylons, intakes, and fuel tanks. over 40 hours tovlay up everything I am sure. Its not bad when ypu have to lay up one thing here and thete but everything all at once would suck lol.

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Dang! New Jersey is really far from California! Maybe one day if you don't get rid of the molds. I will have to go to NJ for work occasionally, just haven't yet. :-)
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Just make sure you set aside a week to do all the layups.
Fuselage, stabs, fins, bombs, pylons, intakes, and fuel tanks. over 40 hours tovlay up everything I am sure. Its not bad when ypu have to lay up one thing here and thete but everything all at once would suck lol.
Looking good on the Hun man!

One thing i found that helps reduce your layup times is templates! I bought a bunch of .040" plastic sheets (4'x8') and made paper templates that i transferred to the plastic and then cut out the plastic. It used to take 3-4 hours to cutout fabric and core layers for a set of my F14s stabs. I can so it in 20-30 minute now. The plastic was only about $80 for 3 sheets, well worth the $$$.
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Thanks Thomas but I already have tenplates so I can I cant shave any time lol. I dont plan to make nore than a couple so no big deal.

Actual fuel tank holds exactly 60ozs do thats 128 with the 8oz header. More than needed for the K80 I planned to use but can never have too much fuel. still might go with 2 6s 8000 mah and do electric. Can't decide


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Looking good on the Hun man!

One thing i found that helps reduce your layup times is templates! I bought a bunch of .040" plastic sheets (4'x8') and made paper templates that i transferred to the plastic and then cut out the plastic. It used to take 3-4 hours to cutout fabric and core layers for a set of my F14s stabs. I can so it in 20-30 minute now. The plastic was only about $80 for 3 sheets, well worth the $$$.
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Old Today, 05:28 PM
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Pristine work, as we've come to expect. The only problem is that I can smell the kero from here.

Super nice! Your quickie tanks make my outside finish look like 40 grit sandpape .
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