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Old Feb 23, 2006, 04:53 PM
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Macross/Robotech VF-19

*****Resumed work,,Here are some pictures. I had to cut apart a 1/72 model, to get some crossections. I am going to clean them up and then scan them in and enlarge them to match my large plans. So far I am thinking about a two fan EDF, with lipo power.


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hello,

After seeing the sv-51 project, I'v decided to start my own,

VF-19
Wingspan 34.5 inches
Two electric brushless fan units, advice wanted
Airtronics 6ch control with electrifly receiver and micro servos

the planshttp://web.cis.unco.edu/bacs200/isbelljm/IMGP0035.JPG

http://web.cis.unco.edu/bacs200/isbelljm/IMGP0036.JPG

I'll start cutting tonight.

Does anyone have cross sections plans of the 19, I have purchased a model, however i do not want to hack up a kit if i don't have to
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 06:10 PM
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Yupe My advice make it transformable

Good luck keep us posted!

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Old Feb 23, 2006, 07:16 PM
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Still working out the VTOL issue for Gerwalk Mode! J/K!!!
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Old Mar 02, 2007, 05:43 PM
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crossection

ok so I decided to start up the project again, however I will have to hack up a 1/72nd model to get the crossections. I don't want to do that but I see no other way, as Im not too good with cad, any suggestions, use a dremmel cutting wheel? I wish I could get a foam cast of the model and then hack up the foam, but i have never messed with that stuff. any suggestions would be welcome.
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Old Mar 02, 2007, 05:58 PM
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Pics are not working so I am not exactly sure what your intent is.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Update

Just resumed work.
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Old Jan 18, 2008, 08:21 PM
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I used a razor saw to cut plastic models in the past. I trace the parts on a transparency and use an overhead projector to enlarge. It's pretty cool to shoot an airplane on the wall and just move it back until it fits the junk you want to put inside.
I wish I knew CAD. My way is pretty archaic. There's probably a bunch of computer savy guys going "what a dork".

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 09:13 PM
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Does anyone have cross sections plans of the 19, I have purchased a model, however i do not want to hack up a kit if i don't have to
You don't have to if you don't want to.

Many people do. I don't. I use an cheap, age-old tool called a contour gauge.

I guess $5-$10 is too much to spend for some.

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Dan,
I appologize in advance because I don't know if it was yours or your brothers (I hope you guys are used to that by now) ... but did you (or he) ever finish the Guppy that I saw perhaps 2 years ago at MWE? It was bigger than the first one, all scratch built and the front opened up just like it's supposed to. The basic airframe was done in white foam but there was all of the finish work to do. I don't remember seeing any posts or pictures here but I could have missed it. I really liked your models and I think another 106 with a little more detail in the fuse would really be cool. I know I want one!

Let me know what you're up to these days.

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Old Jan 18, 2008, 11:22 PM
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Hi Steve,

No apologies necessary. You aren't the first to confuse the two of us and you won't be the last.

It was Daren's. Yes, he finished it and it turned out beautifully. Here's a pic he took of it at a recent model show in Albuquerque. Unfortunately, it was lost recently due to asymetrical thrust.

I am getting ready to start building another F-106. I've just finished refining the design to make it a little more builder-friendly. The biggest change will be to have retracts and a cambered wing instead of a flat-plate airfoil. Oh, and a little more power --1100w instead of the 350w that the previous version had. It ought fly like a F-106 should --FAST.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 01:17 AM
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contour gauge

That contour gage would be perfect, I still have the crosssections to redo. I'm going to start building the wings tonight and the basic part of the fuse. Thanks for the tip.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Dan,
looking forward to the 106! I guess I was thinking about it at the right time
Sorry to hear about the loss of Daren's plane. It did look great.


Back to the subject, I always thought it would be pretty cool to make one of the Robotech planes in sections so you could put it together as a robot for static display.
For a plane like this, you don't have to be perfect since everything is done from drawings and the shapes changed a bit depending on which angle they were shown from.

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Old Jan 19, 2008, 05:26 PM
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model

True, I just wanted to get somewhat close. I purchased a contour gauge today, and am in the process or redo-ing the crossections. I plan on building a second, as this one will for sure have some flight issues just due to the nature of the design.
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 08:31 PM
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I think I saw this design fly already and it was pretty normal. It was all white foam and possibly from China. Anyway, you just have to get the cg right which may take more than one try!

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Old Jan 21, 2008, 02:10 AM
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Dan,
looking forward to the 106! I guess I was thinking about it at the right time
Sorry to hear about the loss of Daren's plane. It did look great.
Yup. Your timing is perfect. I just started cutting out the parts for mine today. Yes, it was sad. At least he was able to own and enjoy it for a couple of years.
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