|Dec 31, 2012, 08:55 AM|
Thanks for that info Lee, very interesting.
Now, I have even more doubts if my B-2 is going to fly, I'm sure it's not even remotely close to any of the specs you've mentioned.
|Dec 31, 2012, 09:09 AM|
Joined Apr 2006
And the more attention to detail, incl.those I mentoned, the better it will.
....but fly it will [sorry, Yoda]
|Jan 17, 2013, 07:55 AM|
My B-2 wants to be one..............
Slowly, the progress is going forward to completion. Adding the retracts set the schedule back a little, but I'm hoping it'll be worth the time and effort.
It's foam, and being on the build table for so long, it's received more than it's share of hangar rash, so I'm doing a little fill n' sand with light weight filler before prepping it for the color coat.
I've got the plastic canopy and air scoops cut out and shaped and ready to epoxy onto the wing, I think they add a lot of pazazz to the project, and I'm trying to copy Josh's as closely as I can.
The wheel wells were filled in with some block foam I had, I made patterns and installed them through the openings in the wing. This would have been a lot easier if I was installing the retracts on the start of the project before the top sheeting was down, but it worked out.
When I bought the retracts and struts from a club member I never thought I'd be using them so soon, they're perfect for the B-2, and the price was perfect also.
My first plan was to "maiden" it before going on to the finishing/detailing steps, well, that plan got changed and changed again.
I'm hoping to have it finished and ready for the mall show in March, I'll probably wait to "maiden" it until after the mall show just in case I break it.
|Jan 18, 2013, 08:00 AM|
There's no anchor attached to your backside, is there?
Mark, that would make my day, c'mon up and let's get er' done.
Be sure to bring Josh and his B-2 along, we'll get some formation flights in.
The topside is all precoated for final finish, now to do a little fill n' sand and precoat on the bottom.
I filled in the two slots in the air scoop pieces , just some minor fill n' sand there and they're ready for paint.
Today I'm going to cut the back portion of the canopy, get it shaped and ready for paint. I've got some large chunks of nice foam, I think I'll use some of it for this piece.
Mark, let me know what time your flight arrives, I'll be at the airport to pick y'all up.
|Mar 17, 2013, 07:38 AM|
Gettin' closer, a little bodywork goin' on ..
Wow, I look at the dates on the beginning of this build thread and it's been a year already. Time flies when you're havin' fun.
I did finally get the 3000mah battery from Grayson, it's a little different in size, but fits the canopy perfectly.
I was surprised when I called the hobby shop and she had three cans of Testors Gunship Grey paint, so I have that waiting to be applied after the maiden flight.
I still have to get the C.G. set and then it's ready to fly.
Then I'll finish the plug for the rear of the canopy and apply the gunship grey paint.
This project has taken me a little longer than I thought it would, but stuff happens.
I hope mine looks and flies as good as Josh's, thanks Josh for a fun project.
|Mar 20, 2013, 11:05 AM|
Josh's B2 had one engine acting up... we have to get her ready for SEFF.
I snapped a coupla shots of the lexan vertical fins we installed. We proved it would fly with out them. But now he is ready to just have fun.
|Mar 21, 2013, 07:20 AM|
A little P.M. now is time well spent, one doesn't need the workbench time at an event.
The twin fins look great, they won't be that easily seen being clear, but what the heck, if they improve flight performance.
Maybe there will be another B-2 at SEFF, hopefully, someone has been building stealthy.
|Apr 04, 2013, 07:03 AM|
Patio paint shop......
The weather is finally letting me get outside for a little paint work on the B-2, the smell is a definite NO-NO in the basement, per the wife's orders.
I did sneak a few small spots awhile back, thought I'd better not press my luck.
I've found that the white, light weight spackling compound doesn't make good fillets for me, it tends to crack out. I'm using a water based , natural color wood filler by Ace. It smoothes out nicely and sands easily, and stays where it's put.
The primer is light weight, fast drying, and sands very easily. It helps fill in some of the dings, etc. I need to remember this is foam and it ain't gonna ever be perfectly smoothe.
The final color coat of gunship grey and detailing will come after the test flight, which will be soon if the weather continues to improve.
|May 01, 2013, 04:53 AM|
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