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Old Sep 09, 2010, 12:50 PM
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He speaks!

Yeah it may look like an MD-80, but it operates in a totally different universe.
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Old Sep 09, 2010, 01:01 PM
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He speaks!

Yeah it may look like an MD-80, but it operates in a totally different universe.

I know what your all thinking for the next project: Space Helicopter!
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Old Sep 09, 2010, 01:11 PM
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How did you guess?

I am still wondering why they dident use a small heli to land on the moon, that LM looked too dangerous
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Old Sep 09, 2010, 03:45 PM
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subscribed , keep on the good work!
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Old Sep 09, 2010, 07:02 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ_2q-_ra3s

Here it is...
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Old Sep 09, 2010, 09:36 PM
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lol

Anyway, I was doing some thinking. I dont like the trickyness of making this fuselage. The wing is cake but this was harder. So I thought of an alternate method. This would be to make light fiberglass sheet, and roll the main body tube from that. This would have a nice and smooth white finish already molded in. And instead of 3 depron section this would only be one.

So im going to have to lay up a laminant and see what the weight of it is. It would still use the same intenal crutch structure. The downfall of depron is that by the time you get a decent finish on it, it weighs as much as glass just about.

I really think this would make a comparable weight fuselge when all is done, but have a MUCH better surface finish and be a lot easier to fab. And then even a polished aluminum look would be do-able, like the AA ones.

Also this glass sheet can be used for other parts of the plane, like the spoiler and wing fairing parts etc.
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Old Sep 09, 2010, 10:24 PM
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Silent,

Take a gander at this page (View whole thing): http://www.edfmodel.com/construction-xidc18072.html He uses a shell style fuse.

Look at his construction style and compare it to the power plants he's using along with battery and ESC.
This chassis design makes for a strong undercarriage and a hard mounting point for the wings.

Interesting, would get one but just too high of a price.
This design for the fuse allows for multiple model types to be built off one platform.
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Old Sep 09, 2010, 10:57 PM
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Yes I know Ian and his airliners, most of all the finish on them is awesome. My small thumbs down of them is the size, too small. And the lack of neat stuff like spoilers, reversers and that stuff. But a really neat and innovative way to make them

Expensive and should be, they are top hand built models, which I know something about too expensive for me too lol

Im looking at the same fuselage concept, the tube body is just a fairing.
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Old Sep 11, 2010, 11:04 PM
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Nose and tail plugs

A few shots of the nose and tail plugs. Al little more massaging, then detailing like the windscreen frames and some various hatch and panels for the tail, like the stair door.



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Old Sep 11, 2010, 11:23 PM
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A few shots of the nose and tail plugs. Al little more massaging, then detailing like the windscreen frames and some various hatch and panels for the tail, like the stair door.



What material did you used to make these plugs, are these already glassed and then primed over?
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 12:00 AM
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My patented plug making technique
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Looks like clay?

Great project!
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 07:58 PM
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No its just foam resin and bondo with auto primer
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 08:04 PM
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H stabilizer

The stabs are made from 6mm depron, some carbon and posterboard top skin and elevators made from all posterboard. i really like the TE's this method makes! razor sharp and strong.

The elevators are fake since this will be using a full flying stab. Its basically 2 posterboard (i actually should call it posterpaper) skins with a gap to simulate the elev/stab joint


I want to employ this trailing edge method on the ailerons, flaps and wing TE. Its nice
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 08:21 PM
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Works for me!
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