|Dec 22, 2011, 01:18 PM|
Guillow F-15 Eagle Twin 30mm EDF Conversion, No. 1401
Well I picked up this ol Guillow F-15 forever ago on RC Groups. After being build the original builder was scared to fly it. It needed recovering and after removing the previous tissue, revealed it was not the most accomplished builder. Different size ducting and exhaust for each EDF unit, and a few bits of missing wood here and there were replaced, but not all of them. These were some of the "irks" I discovered but I got tired of this little guy sitting on the bench and went ahead and started to recover without fixing some of what I felt were non-crucial areas
In the future, when covering a model of this scale, I will not use a shrink film but a tissue and dope. I have only covered the bottom so far, but there where areas that when shrunk, removed some of the classic lines of the F-15. Like the little dip between the turbines, and in spots between the wing and fuse has more curves than it should.
This was a Build n Show model display kit No. 1401, converted to rc with twin 30mm EDF motor and fan units.
Bottom of fuse and wings have been covered, I also covered the the full flying stabs. (not pictured) More pics will be posted once she is buttoned up.
Overall, I am somewhat dissatisfied by the original builder's build, but do believe it will fly and hopefully fly somewhat well. I do not typically video maidens, but as there have not been many of this particular model flying (none that I know of at least; if this model has been converted before please do send me some information) I will try to get it on film.
|Feb 09, 2012, 10:44 PM|
Thanks K I am looking to maiden it in the next week or two. just applied a few decals last night, I will post some pics in the next day or so.
Not sure I will do another at this scale; I found it difficult to work and cover such a small model with such distinct lines. After I started this, I started a top flite giant p-47 and an extreme flight 70" Extra 300; both were worlds easier to work on in my opinion
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