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Old May 10, 2010, 02:21 PM
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You are killing me! I had my mind set on getting one these Phantoms, then I went to your website. I didn't realize you still had the F-106 available. The F-106 is one of a kind at any meet. I also have the plans to built the XF-92 one of these days. They are not super accurate plans but they will do. I was thinking of making it my first composite project. I figure the round fuse would be easy to carve and mold.
There are just too many airplanes!
Yeah, the F-106 has never been out of production. It has been available since I released the kit.

Keep in mind that the XF-92 did not use the same wing design as the F-102 and/or F-106. Both production fighters utilized the drooped leading edge whereas the XF-92 had a plain delta wing. That makes the XF-92 a much easier model to design/build.

I know what you mean. I have to consider each one carefully.

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Old May 10, 2010, 04:09 PM
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No, it would be better to order it from the F-4 page. Even though the kit's not yet in stock, I went ahead and put it online. See: http://savagelight.com/F-4/

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Got it, Dan!

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Old May 10, 2010, 09:31 PM
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Thanks Dan. I wish I could work on it more. It's been a very easy, enjoyable build so far.

I only wish I'd thought of the leading edge jig sooner. As in years.

I don't mean to be a grammar grannie, but you are including the printed plans, but not the printed construction guide, correct?

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Thanks. Based upon yours and everyone's input, I will not be including the printed plans with any of the kits and have adjusted the price of the standard and deluxe kits accordingly.

Dan
Well, I'm off to pull the inner wing panels off the building glass.

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Old May 10, 2010, 11:14 PM
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I don't mean to be a grammar grannie, but you are including the printed plans, but not the printed construction guide, correct
Correct. Thanks. I've made the change to fix the error.

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Old May 11, 2010, 08:00 AM
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Yeah, the F-106 has never been out of production. It has been available since I released the kit.

Keep in mind that the XF-92 did not use the same wing design as the F-102 and/or F-106. Both production fighters utilized the drooped leading edge whereas the XF-92 had a plain delta wing. That makes the XF-92 a much easier model to design/build.

I know what you mean. I have to consider each one carefully.

Dan
WRT XF-92, that is why we are looking at it. Bascially a tube fuse(turn the plug on a wood lathe) and triangle wings and tail. Pretty simple. The inlet is very very tiny. When sized right for a 70mm, it is about 68% FSA. I can get it up to about 72-73 by trimming the intake back about an inch. \

man o man, SEA camo looks good on both the 106 and the F-4....sigh
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Old May 11, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Although the fuse on the XF-92 looks like you could turn it on a lathe, the back half is asymmetrical. If you didn't mind about it being a little out of scale, you could turn it, however. All in all, though, it is a pretty simple design, especially when compared to its siblings.

Let me save you the heartache of trying to decide which model to get: get both!

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Old May 13, 2010, 07:01 PM
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Pay Pal sent last night, Dan. Hope I can do justice to your work.

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Old May 13, 2010, 09:17 PM
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Got it. Thanks! I'm still waiting for the laser parts to arrive. As soon as they get here, I'll mail the kit.

I'm sure you'll do fine by the model. In fact, I think you'll really enjoy building it and I know you'll love flying it. I know I do.

I set mine up with flaperons, so hopefully I'll be able to test them out this weekend.

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Please report back here your experience with the flaperons. I would be interested to see what the trim changes are.

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Old May 14, 2010, 11:47 PM
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Please report back here your experience with the flaperons. I would be interested to see what the trim changes are.
Will do.

And, for those that have already ordered their kits, the laser parts came in today, so I'll be getting your kits ready to ship. I'll try to get them shipped tomorrow.

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Old May 15, 2010, 03:50 AM
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Thanx, Dan!

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Old May 15, 2010, 09:01 PM
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Just received a notice that my short kit is on its way
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Old May 16, 2010, 02:43 AM
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Yep. It should be there by next weekend.

I didn't have a chance to try out the flaperons today. One of my flying buddies, Ken Adams, was at the flying field and he brought his camera with him. So, we spent my first flight taking some really cool in-flight shots.

To save him the trouble of emailing the photos to me, I'm going to go back out tomorrow and take a thumb drive with me to download all the pics he took today. So, I'll try the flaperons tomorrow.

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Old May 16, 2010, 06:01 PM
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I thought I'd share a few of the in-flight shots of the F-4 that Ken took yesterday.

Enjoy!

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Old May 16, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Fantastic shots Ken!! You nailed this one Dan. Do you have a hr. build time estimate for this one?
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