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Old Oct 04, 2004, 07:56 PM
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Orlando E-Zone SQUAD Version-XIII. (V-1 Started by RMason they think!!!)

WORD is mini-Sport, my true Love
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Old Oct 04, 2004, 08:54 PM
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Wow that looks great Jim
What paint did you use?
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Old Oct 04, 2004, 09:15 PM
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Thanks guys,
I used Pactra orange & yellow paint I got at Graves. It is foam safe.
The red is Testors and doesn't do well on Bluecore but doesn't seem to bother the Depron. (Which BTW is a wonderful material to build with)
I sprayed the red over top of the orange after it was fully dried.

I am really STOKED about this baby !

Jim






Sorry, just wanted to get a pic here in the new thread......
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Old Oct 04, 2004, 10:14 PM
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Jim,

It's going to be better than the GWS FORMOSA. Notice the long FUSE and super wide (Tall) FUSE design which will help it perform fantastic Knife Edges!

Wow! Can't wait to see her in the air!

Great Job!
Carlos
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Old Oct 04, 2004, 10:24 PM
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Mini-Sport Complete!

Gerry was kind enough to give me his hollow rubber Pilot that served him well in many missions with his own mini-sport and scratch build BUCKER JUNGMEISTER. He also gave me the windscreen from his mini-sport.

Thank you Gerry!

Here's a couple of pic's showing this pilot take on new assignments in a new model.
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Old Oct 05, 2004, 12:11 PM
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Jet Models Will Push the Envelope for Safety's Sake

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/imp...light/gtm.html

NASA Langley technicians built the Generic Transport Model trainer, a five-and-a-half percent scale version of a commercial airliner that weighs 50 pounds. It has an 82-inch wingspan, is remotely piloted and has turbine engines. Builders would have liked to construct a larger model, because it would have been easier to equip with all the gear needed to make it realistic. Instead they used already existing molds to help keep the cost down and because they had wind tunnel data for the same sized model.

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Interesting article. Wish I could be up there helping out with those models, I mean RESEARCH!
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Old Oct 05, 2004, 04:12 PM
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Going to try and get home to fly the fleet at Edwards!

Carlos
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Old Oct 06, 2004, 07:16 PM
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2nd day in a row SUPER FLYING @ EDWARDS!

Check out my flight report!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...16#post2725816
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Old Oct 06, 2004, 07:50 PM
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I need some help from those of you with covering experience.

I recently saved the first RC glider i ever built from my moms attic. It is an Estes Astro blaster rocket assist canard glider that i hope to convert to Electric (it is just missing the 2 rudders on the wing tips). I built it many years ago, when i was about 14. (almost 14 years ago ). the years in the attic left the covering all wrinkly. after hitting it with the heat gun all the wrinkles disappeared but where the wing meets the fuse the covering pulled away. i want to re-pair and recover some of the wing.

The wing is pushed thrue a wing shaped hole. i was able to break the glue free and pull out the wing. the question is how should i go about re-pairing and re-covering.

should i glue the wing securely and fillet the wing fuse joint before covering? or do i cover the wing and fuse, trim to the joint line, and then glue them together.

I Plan on using the same covering that is already on there, but i will just add a white stripe to the bottom of the fuse and then a white strip on each inboard part of the main wing (and maybe the canard too).

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Old Oct 07, 2004, 08:17 AM
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Toby

Pull all the covering and redo the whole thing. It may be easyer to do the fuse and wing seperataly but if the wing slides through the fuse you may want to cover it after its installed or the covering may tear or cause a bind on reassembly.
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 11:12 AM
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The wing is very tapered so 80 of the wing covering will not touch the fuse during asssembly.

I am thinking of just cutting where i want the white stripe, re-assembling and glueing the wing, and then adding the stripe and repairing the fuse covering.

The real question is do i glue the wing first and then cover? or cover and then glue the wing? you are saying glue the wing and then cover, right?

Toby
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 12:26 PM
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no, cover and then glue. you can just remove small spots for ca wood/wood contact. It will be far easyer to cover smaller pieces than an assembled plane.

Brad
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 12:30 PM
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Toby -

Glue the wing in then cover it.I have 2 of them at home. Great conversion for electric.

Rob
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 05:01 PM
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Rob,

you wouldn't happen to know where the CG is supposed to be would you?
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Old Oct 08, 2004, 07:59 AM
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I would assume from the two canard planes Ive had, that it would be around the leading edge of the main wing.
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