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Old Feb 15, 2013, 03:53 PM
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Supra electric

I like to build my own models. Supra seems like a good performer and there is a decent plan. I will start with the fuselage. I like the drooped nose and I want a one piece fuselage. I've shortened the nose compared to the Vladimir's models version and have arranged it to accommodate 30-40mm spinners/motors. I am using a pool cue to form the rear fuselage.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:24 PM
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I am keeping an eye open on this build! Great start, thanks for sharing.

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:42 AM
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Watching with interest, fuselage looks very elegant shape.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:30 AM
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Got some fillets on the pylon and undercoat on. Am using Duratec EZ sand undercoat and a polyester filling and sanding glaze for the surfacing.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:13 AM
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watching also.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Got more filler on and another undercoat. A very light application of colour to indicate low spots for filling. I need to add filler to the bottom of the fuselage under the pylon.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:05 AM
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sweet watching this
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Had to put in some 2mm dia carbon splints to stop the join cracking. No danger of it coming apart as there is a 1/2" dowel joining them.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:54 PM
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One last fill/undercoat cycle to go. I will use a panel line scribe to mark out the hatch before molding, just need to decide how big My intention is to make the mold capable of bladder molding so I might yet put on a nose cone.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Decided on the nose cone. Turned it from a piece of maple.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 09:29 AM
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Having just bought a Supra from Kennedy, this build has me hooked. More Please!
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Watching facinated jeleous Enjoying the show!
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Thanks guys. Now to work out how to do the hatch recess and mold. I will post a question on the composites list.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Making a canopy mold. I am using Zyvax number 4 release agent. Am making my own epoxy gel coat by weighing the resin then adding 30% West system 404 high density filler and 7% graphite powder. This will be a good test for it.
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