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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Just bench ran the TJ120, this thing has insane thrust and sounds sweeeeeeeeet.

After that session I have a lot of crazy things running through my mind , the thought that stands the most in my head is my TJ120 in a brand new BVM Electra (don't tell my wife).

I wonder if you need to mod the intakes on the Electra in order to marry the TJ120, how much mod do you have to do?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:23 AM
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Send Tam a PM or email. He will have the best answer to your questions regarding the Electra. I believe he has done some work with them. Regarding your wife "is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission" like the old saying says!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:26 AM
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"I wonder if you need to mod the intakes on the Electra in order to marry the TJ120, how much mod do you have to do? "

I don't know! But I do think You should get one.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:57 AM
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Send Tam a PM or email. He will have the best answer to your questions regarding the Electra. I believe he has done some work with them. Regarding your wife "is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission" like the old saying says!
I personally don't think she would mind as long as I first finish my YA F-16 but that is currently getting delayed due to this build (will have to get back on it as I'm about half way on the 16).
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:00 AM
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"I wonder if you need to mod the intakes on the Electra in order to marry the TJ120, how much mod do you have to do? "

I don't know! But I do think You should get one.
Do you have one???
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:32 AM
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It will need to be modified' I just fitted the tj120 to my bvm t33 in the shop /
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Do you have one???
No.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Test fitting the canard wings and they look awesome on this plane (will have to start working on them).
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Picture #1: You can see the 5mm projecting flange overlap of the intake duct that is glued to the inside of the fuse (a bit hard to see with the hysol).

Picture #2: I re-enforced the flange with two layers of 1K carbon cloth.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 07:49 PM
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I decided to ditch all the hardware for the nose steering servo mount and decided to take a simpler approche (will glue fasten all tonight).
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Great build man!!
Chris
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Great build man!!
Chris
Much appreciate
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Had the in-laws for a week and a half for a visit and my sons 2nd. birthday so things were on hold.

Anyways now that everybody has left, its time to get back to work.

I started by gluing the mounting blocks that secure the rear of the fuse to the front fuse (still need to make and glue the fan mount and create a glue fillet on this side of the bolckhead).
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Started working on the intake lips, I ditched the fiberglass lips as I did on my first build as I like this way better due to simplicity (created a lip using zpoxy and micro baloon), it will still need to be shaped once dry.

I also glued the front bulkhead as you can see on the first picture.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Re-enforced the wing/fuse seam using one layer of 1K carbon (Surprizingly the wing is a lot stronger then I thought it would be, and thats before I layed the carbon cloth).

I still may lay another layer.
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