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Old Aug 31, 2009, 06:41 AM
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Excellent design. The shape is just right. Your woodworking is superb. Looking forward to the finished article.

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Old Aug 31, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Very nice Dan!
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 10:13 PM
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i just wonder if that will be ok with todays high power setups...BUT....the thrust line is higher than it would be scale, and that may overcome the need for down thrust. i checked out the link to the original F-4 with 75mm fan....holy cow, edf has come a LONG way even in the last couple years. very exiting stuff. are you going to add a profile splitter for the aft fuse? i know that may hurt a little thrust, but would help with the looks it may not hurt it much at all if it had a tapered edge..just a thought should be a great flyer though, its looking really sweet. plan on taking it to AZ jets? or any just events in so cal any time soon?
I think it'll be okay. All the heavy components are in-line with the fan, so it's pushing straight through the center of mass.

I was thinking about adding a splitter, to help give the model another of the F-4's distinctive characteristics. (help with the looks ) I don't think it will hurt the thrust too bad as long as it's well-streamlined and parallel to the thrust line.

If they'll let me off from work, I'd love to bring my models out to AZ. Or, any rally, for that matter.

Yes, if it flies as well as Daren's, I'll be really happy with it.

Hi Bob,
Thanks, kindly. It needs a couple of minor adjustments to the shape, which I'll make before releasing it. All in all, though it's turning out like I expected. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished, too!

Hi Kevin! Thanks!
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Old Sep 08, 2009, 01:26 AM
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It's now down to the construction of the little pieces, like the cockpit hatch, inlet lips/ramps and tail cone hatch.
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Old Sep 08, 2009, 02:22 PM
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The canopy looks like it fits very well. The intakes are going to look pretty cool with the white on the inside of the Blue Angel's blue, too. (poet?).

Looking good!

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Old Sep 08, 2009, 09:41 PM
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Yes, I got pretty lucky with the canopy.

Thanks! I think it's starting to look very Phantom-ish.

The tail cone/splitter plate is a work-in-progress. I'm still not 100-percent sure what the final pieces will look like. I figured the best way was to build the hatch and cut out the splitter plate and go from there.

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Old Sep 08, 2009, 10:50 PM
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I understand. Sometimes when I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to do a certain task, it's best to jump in and the solution usually presents itself. I like the wedge shaped splitter plates, too!

It's been looking very Phantom-ish for a while, but now it's starting to look very finish-ish-ed.

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Old Sep 09, 2009, 01:15 AM
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Thanks! With a razor plane, some sandpaper and just a little bit of elbow-grease, you too, can have wedge-shaped splitter plates...

Speaking of looking Phantom-ish and finish-ish-ed, I forgot to post this pic.
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Old Sep 09, 2009, 04:47 AM
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Looks great!
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Old Sep 09, 2009, 06:06 AM
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Very impressive! It's a pleasure to witness such an clean wood build. Your composite parts look great too, dont get my wrong

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Old Sep 09, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Speaking of looking Phantom-ish and finish-ish-ed, I forgot to post this pic.
Now that's an F-4!

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Old Sep 09, 2009, 10:00 PM
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Looks great!
Thanks, Kevin.

For a model using pure sport construction, i.e.: a box with wings, I'm really happy with how it's looking.
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Old Sep 09, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Wonderful!
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Old Sep 09, 2009, 10:09 PM
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Very impressive! It's a pleasure to witness such an clean wood build. Your composite parts look great too, dont get my wrong

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Thanks!

For now, I'm only really able to work on the model on the weekends, so it's been a little bit of a slow build. Or, at least, for me, it's has been. If I were able to work on the model in the evenings, it would probably take less than a month to complete.
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Old Sep 09, 2009, 10:12 PM
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Now that's an F-4!

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Oh, yeah. This angle always reminds me of the photos of the F-4 taken during aerial refueling ops.
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