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Old Dec 27, 2012, 02:20 PM
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glassed. retracts mounted. dry fitted vert stab. several degrees of alpha for self rise take off

still need to do a ton of sanding, create radio and battery tray, enforce front lg mount, build canopy latch and mount. need one more pilot to. then.... prime and isaeli desert camo paint.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:25 PM
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glassed. retracts mounted. dry fitted vert stab. several degrees of alpha for self rise take off

still need to do a ton of sanding, create radio and battery tray, enforce front lg mount, build canopy latch and mount. need one more pilot to. then.... prime and isaeli desert camo paint.
Looks good and would be interested to see how this mirage 2000 would look with Israeli camouflage (too bad it's not a mirage 3)
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:13 AM
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i wanted a 3 so bad, but settled for the 2000. really there is no option for 90-120 size mirages. excluding a jhh, which is tons more work then then this one.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:20 PM
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i wanted a 3 so bad, but settled for the 2000. really there is no option for 90-120 size mirages. excluding a jhh, which is tons more work then then this one.
The only thing I'm not crazy about with the JHH mirage is the oversize intakes, the real mirage had small and slick intakes like the rest of the plane.

The mirage 3 in real life looks soooo sexy

Personally I would love to find a Mirage 3 kit that has a good scale line but on another note I would love to find a Byron Kfir kit (another one that's on my bucket list to build one day).
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 04:47 PM
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what type of glue did you use to glue the wooden frames inside the fueselage? and what type of glue do you use to glue wood to wood? i dont have a lot of balsa & composite building experience. i was thinking of using wood glue for wood to wood glueing, and epoxy, for wood to fiberglass. thanks. cant wait to see you maiden.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:24 PM
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what type of glue did you use to glue the wooden frames inside the fueselage? and what type of glue do you use to glue wood to wood? i dont have a lot of balsa & composite building experience. i was thinking of using wood glue for wood to wood glueing, and epoxy, for wood to fiberglass. thanks. cant wait to see you maiden.
I used hysol glue for everything, but if cost is a problem for you then use epoxy.

Use 30min epoxy for wood to wood, as for wood to glass (like the bulkheads or gear sub-assy) I would glue using a mix of resin and micro balloon (tip: use a syringe to apply the mix for better control).

BTW, prior to gluing wood to composite, rough area with sand paper and clean with alcohol, it's very important.

I hope this will help you.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:43 PM
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very helpfull, thanks
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 08:51 PM
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So last night I got the vertical fin on.

The fin is not very stiff and got a bit of flex to it all due to no bulkheads in the rear fuse and the composite being so thin, Going to have to add some carbon to the inside of the rear fuse to stiffen things up.

She looks great, I have a bit more filling and sanding to get things perfect to my satisfaction and then it's paint.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:41 AM
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Hi, guys.

I'm a little bit behind as I spent most of the holiday smoking churchill's and drinking Johnnie Walker.

Anyways, I finally finished with the priming with a few touch ups to go over.

Color is coming pretty soon.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:44 AM
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BTW, any ideas of how to get paint into the ducts????

Wish I had one of those "honey I shrunk the kids" machines.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:59 AM
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spent most of the holiday smoking churchill's and drinking Johnnie Walker.
There should be a like button for this statement
Plane looks great!
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:57 PM
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SK, whats the latest?? SHe flying yet??
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:53 PM
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SK, whats the latest?? SHe flying yet??
Still working on the finishing process, painting is time consuming (I have to admitt that I took a bit of a break to work on other things).

Should have pics next week hopefully once I feel satisfied with the painting finish.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:48 AM
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same here for my mirage. im gonna prime it soon and then do the maiden before painting. Still got a few small things to get situated inside the fuse first.

looking forward to see your paint scheme
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:15 AM
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I decided to go with the orange/blue/white scheme as in post #198, that is also why its taking extra time.
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