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Old Jan 24, 2015, 12:40 AM
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Fermin Death Missile

I don't know much about this plane not even it's real name. Target put this up for sale fuse and 2.5 cores and when I saw it I just had to have it.

When it arrived I got even more excited and started working on it right away. I've been working on it off and on for the past few days and I'm making good progress and hope to have it done in a week or so.

If anyone has info on this model I'd appreciate any info I can get. Hopefully Target will post what he knows about it.
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 04:38 AM
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It remains me of an old flair model that was kind of like that, no fuzz just a very sleek torpedo/cigar kind of fuselage. It was a methanol powered screamer though, probably a pattern plane. Yours is just a little more aerodynamic looking, perhaps somewhere inbetween there and a shrike, but then the tail boom have gone all thin and high performance and I like that the solid look is still there.
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 11:23 AM
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The plane was designed by John Mantecas--it's inspiration came from the old "Shadow"! But it's been extremlined and optimized for HEAVY wind and BIG frontside pumps at Fermin!! Looking really good Fred!!
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 01:32 PM
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The plane was designed by John Mantecas--it's inspiration came from the old "Shadow"! But it's been extremlined and optimized for HEAVY wind and BIG frontside pumps at Fermin!! Looking really good Fred!!
Tim, Did John M give the plane the name "Fermin Death Missle" or is that a made up name?

Nice plane Fred.
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 02:28 PM
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Looking good Fred,

So you shimmed and attached the wing but made it removable?
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 05:11 PM
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It's real name is a "Shredda". Probably got it's nickname after a few guys saw it fly.
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 05:26 PM
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Looking good Fred,

So you shimmed and attached the wing but made it removable?
Thanks. It's removable yes. Had to splooge one side up a tad.

Making some balsa ailerons now.
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 06:20 PM
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Starting to look like something. Long ways to go.

Any ideas for paint scheme?
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 12:30 AM
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Slowly but surely making progress.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 02:26 AM
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Really nice Fred
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 09:07 PM
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Thanks Dick.

Making progress.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 09:27 PM
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You didn't like the Blue? I really like the Orange and White combo, I was thinking of using those colors on my Slopestream. Looking good Fred!
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 10:59 PM
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No I didn't like the blue Tom and I didn't like the burnt orange either. I think this will have to do. All I need to do is slap some gear on side her and it's done.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 11:11 PM
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Ooie,....

....I like it! And the bottom is???

When we flying it, Fred?
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 11:30 PM
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Soon I hope Chip. The bottom stayed the same.
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