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Old Nov 24, 2010, 01:19 PM
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Ju 87 Stuka EPP Build

Hi guys,

this is my latest project, a Ju 87 G Stuka.

I drew up plans in CAD first, then hotwire-cut every section.

It's gonna be made from EPP foam ultimately; but since that stuff is crazy expensive, I made a prototype from styrofoam, first.

1/15 scale

wingspan 38 inches/ 96 cm
length 26 inches/ 70 cm
AUW 10 ounces/ 280 grams

This one will be winter camo (i.e. not be painted), however I made some panel lines and it will have some markings as well.

Maidened it this morning, cog needed to be moved forward a little and the landing gear will have to be reinforced on the EPP version.
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 07:43 PM
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schumar,

Beautiful work! What size motor are you going to use for power?

Regards,

hankg
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 01:05 AM
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Hey hankg,

I'm using a Pichler Nano 1300V 23gram (.8 ounces) with a 9 inch three blade prop. Thrust on that setup has got to be well over 10 ounces, since I can ca vertikal.

Marc
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 07:42 AM
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Very Nice Ju 87!
The Stuka is my favorite plane of the luftwaffe.
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 07:47 AM
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WOW Shumar, You have been lurking since 2007 and only too posts

then lay the smack down on us with this awesome Stuka
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 08:56 AM
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Yes sir. I've been reading just about every thread I could get my hands...uhm eyes on...and figured it was about time I contributed something myself!
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 05:35 PM
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what you dont put down in quantity you put down in quality
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 06:29 PM
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Hey Rogue!
Stuka is my fav Axis plane as well! cant wait for some uber plans!
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 07:05 PM
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Welllll Lookie Here..... Another lurker pops in to let us know they are still among the living

Ya some plans would be a good thing
I do want to build a stuka one of these days

I am seeing more full fuse planes being built out of EPP here lately
I have enough to build a Ultimate Bipe I have been wanting to build and possibly enough left over to build this Junkers model
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Old Nov 30, 2010, 10:43 PM
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Beautiful craftsmanship

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Hi guys,

this is my latest project, a Ju 87 G Stuka.

I drew up plans in CAD first, then hotwire-cut every section.

It's gonna be made from EPP foam ultimately; but since that stuff is crazy expensive, I made a prototype from styrofoam, first.

1/15 scale

wingspan 38 inches/ 96 cm
length 26 inches/ 70 cm
AUW 10 ounces/ 280 grams

This one will be winter camo (i.e. not be painted), however I made some panel lines and it will have some markings as well.

Maidened it this morning, cog needed to be moved forward a little and the landing gear will have to be reinforced on the EPP version.
This is really well done
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 07:29 AM
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Thank you, jacquesvan!

Ok guys, I`ve been working on getting the Stuka CAD files right.

I've decided to scale it up to 51'' 1300mm wingspan.

Here's why: the longer I was looking at it, the smaller it seemed.

Secondly, the Stuka is such a skinny airplane

And most importantly: because I can!

51'' is the absolute maximum size for transporting it in my car....lol

I started with the new canopy from epp, used my dremel to make it look 3dimensional.
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 07:52 AM
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I will definitely be watching this build
any chance of getting a copy of plans?
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 02:10 AM
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Sure, they're not done yet, though.

I'm kinda drawing along as I build, since I have to make some changes to the plans of the prototype.

However, I don't know if they'll do you any good, since I'm hotwiring sections in between formers for this build.

What do you think, Rogue?
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 05:15 AM
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Cool! I have a hot wire router and a bow
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Old Dec 10, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Ok, im in for this one
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