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Old Feb 08, 2008, 11:58 AM
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Phoenix update

Hi All

Following a recent email from Gadget Man, I have finally begun the build of the full size Godphoenix. I will post regular updates as the build progresses but so far here is what i have accomplished.


Size Comparison with glide test model.


From underneath (before i got it boxed in). The engine intakes are slightly recessed to add some interest.


And the partially boxed fusalage.

I will be continuing the build over the next week or so and hopefully it should glide ok.
I have found a way to increase all the wing areas so it should fly ok (im also hoping that the main body might help to lift the model.

Cheers
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Hi fury101,

I loved this show when I was little too. Can't wait to see how it finishes up!
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Old Feb 08, 2008, 11:02 PM
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Here's a couple of pics of my cylon build......
Very Cool. Gotta love BSG!


Fury101 - Nice work on the phoenix. Your construction looks very tight so far.

Sabernut00 - Great looking Falcon! Don't hold back on Launching her to the sky.
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Old Feb 13, 2008, 12:33 PM
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Some more update pictures

Hi all.
Heres some more pictures of the phoenix. Im currently sanding and test fitting parts so please excuse the dust and scuff marks.

Just starting to sort out the tail fins and cockpit/hangar area.





From above with a very rough hangar partially boxed in.





Well, thats it for now.
I should be able to do some more on Friday (day off) so look for some more updates after the weekend.

Cheers

Paul
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 09:12 PM
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Hey Paul,

Nice to see a little prompting from me, can yield such great results...

I am currently working on the side Pod design for you.

So I can get the size right, what is your total length for the model?
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 02:02 PM
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Good luck paul, thats a nice looking bird

Tristan
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 02:23 PM
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Went and got my RC gear today then i started work again and this is the results for tonight.

Everything is still at test fitting stage but im pleased so far





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Old Feb 15, 2008, 03:15 PM
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dude... that looks so fantastic. aerodynamics aside... I really hope that puppy flys well for ya!

simply awesome.


...what you need to do though is lay some of rope through it dipped in deisel, then light it on an extra channel. Then in mid flight you can turn into the flaming phoenix!
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 06:45 PM
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The ship looks so sweet in this photo above! Great job!
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I like the shot from the front... need to see all the side slots and stuff, the nose is also where the formula one car tucks up into it and such
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 08:47 PM
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ok, i think i told you guys that this is my first RC aircraft build and im not quite sure how to set up or make the linkages so the servo operates the elevators.

Im a complete novice but learn quickly (only my second ever depron build, the first was an aliens pulse rifle for my nephews birthday)

Hope you dont mind me posting these pics, off topic i know.




And one very happy little nephew



Seriously though, any help would be very muchly appreciated.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 09:14 PM
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Great job on that build. The boy almost looks real holding that gun. Foam is an amazing product eh.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 11:17 PM
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"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side"


the all time best quote
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 11:29 PM
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Not Such a Novice

ok, Paul you did tell us that this was your first RC aircraft build, but let me just say that you are NOT a complete novice!!!

Right, That said, I have attached some photos of my Pusher-Prop Komet to show you how I set up Servos on my Elevons.

Hope this helps you...

Wayne
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ok, i think i told you guys that this is my first RC aircraft build and im not quite sure how to set up or make the linkages so the servo operates the elevators.
please tell us that you know how to fly RC planes though... you're well past novice at the very least, and working your way through upper intermediate, right?... please tell us this, or we'll have to send someone around and confiscate that phoenix!

That gun looks fantastic too!
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