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"Laugh it up, fuzzball." --Han to Chewbacca 188 19.81%
"I am your father." --Vader to Luke 167 17.60%
"Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." --Ben 42 4.43%
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"Apology accepted, Captain Needa." --Vader, after strangling Needa 51 5.37%
"I'd just as soon kiss a wookiee." --Leia to Han 29 3.06%
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 03:18 PM
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Hi again guys.

First off, big thankyou to gadgetman for posting the elevator set up for me. Definately helped out.
Secondly, im afraid that there may not be any updates for a couple of days due to me slipping a disc in my back yesterday afternoon.

Im a doorman (bouncer) by trade and have never been injured in the course of my job before so i pretty much felt i was indestructible.

How wrong can i be !!!

Heres a tip ladies and gentleman, NEVER bend over the sink whilst brushing your teeth and cough.

Thats what happened to me and now i will not be working for at least the next two weeks.

Pathetic isnt it LOL.

In reply to your post theKM, I have never flown an RC aircraft in my life but dont worry, there is no way i am going to maiden the phoenix.
I have been into my nearest RC shop several times and im beginning to build up a rapport with the owner. He has promised to Maiden the plane for me.

In the meantime, im going to download the planes for a trainer and start of with one of those, also, the radio i have will connect to my pc so im going to buy some training software.

Anyway, im hoping that i will be able to continue work in the next few days when i will be able to move a little easier.

Thanks for all your comments guys, I really appreciate all the nice things you have been saying about the phoenix build.

Cheers for now.

Paul
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 03:28 PM
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Its me again LOL

Just thought id post this whilst im still able to type.

Getting a little paint on the Phoenix. Obviously still incredibly rough but its getting there slowly.



Cheers

Paul
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 03:31 PM
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WOW FURY101,
Excellent
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Old Feb 23, 2008, 06:28 AM
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Cool looking bird.Looks like the C of G will be important on this model.Hopefully you won"t need canards because of the wide platform of the fuse front end.Just remember to yell out """G FORCE""" before you launch her into the air.. !
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 01:02 PM
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still working on putting it together and also giving it it's first coat of paint.

Waiting for an order of acrylic paint to arrive before i can do much more.





Cheers

Paul
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 08:32 PM
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Hey Paul,
I have been at a friends Wedding on the Gold Coast (over a thousand km's away from home), and haven't finished off the pods yet.
I won't be back home for another week so, I will give you what I have so far...

I made a rough (but useable) POD template that you can resize as you require.
Once you resize it to suit your model, just measure from the top to the bottom and call that the width as well.
The thickness of the depron/foam will determine how many pieces/profiles you will need to cut. (the thinner, the better)

As the pods are long and round you just cut smaller profiles (depending on what thickness depron you're using) of the same template, laminate/glue them all together then sand it a bit and it's all done!!!

1st is an elevation/side view, the 2nd & 3rd are plan/top view
Hope this helps!
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 08:44 PM
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Forgot to add these...Sorry
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 05:33 AM
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Hey Paul,
I have been at a friends Wedding on the Gold Coast (over a thousand km's away from home), and haven't finished off the pods yet.
I won't be back home for another week so, I will give you what I have so far...

I made a rough (but useable) POD template that you can resize as you require.
Once you resize it to suit your model, just measure from the top to the bottom and call that the width as well.
The thickness of the depron/foam will determine how many pieces/profiles you will need to cut. (the thinner, the better)

As the pods are long and round you just cut smaller profiles (depending on what thickness depron you're using) of the same template, laminate/glue them all together then sand it a bit and it's all done!!!

1st is an elevation/side view, the 2nd & 3rd are plan/top view
Hope this helps!

Thanks very much, i really appreciate the work you have put into this for me.

What do you think of her so far? Im pretty pleased. Will be working on the nose ridges today and also the rear engines (found some lovely engine bell shapes on the new style Lynx deoderant cans)

Unfortunately i will have to wait until at least Wednesday for the rest of my paint to turn up and then i will get the servos fitted.

So, it's nearly there

I just pray that she flies ok, if not, i will still have a nice model to put up on the wall

Hope the wedding went well.

Paul
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 03:19 PM
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ok, feeling a bit better now and cant help but work on the phoenix I really got the bug on this one.

As suggested by GADGET MAN I have carved the wing pods using a template made by GADGETMAN (many thanks for that. Scaled it at 80%).

I have come up with a shape that im happy with, it looks good to me

Still waiting for paint but these are pics of the test fitting of the wing pods.





You might notice the Lynx lids masquerading as jet outlets in this one

More updates when paint arrives. (hopefully Wednesday)
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Old Mar 01, 2008, 03:26 PM
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My paint finally arrived today so i have been working on the phoenix again.

Heres some beauty shots








Servos are linked up by the way so i just gotta finish the cosmetics and then its off to the model shop to get it weighed and the correct motor and prop sorted out
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Old Mar 04, 2008, 02:09 PM
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A little more paint work done.

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Old Mar 04, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Looks like you're ready to start mounting electronics.

Looks great.
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Old Mar 05, 2008, 09:34 AM
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Just taken a couple of shots out in the garden so you can see the rough size of the model.

Some very nice people on a gatchaman website provided me with screenshots so the wing art is correct.





Cheers

Paul
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 09:55 PM
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The bird looks great paul. Please dont hang it on the wall. Design a motor mount and install electronics. Balanced correctly she will fly!
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 10:51 PM
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I just discovered this thread. Here's a link to my TIE Advanced build

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838206
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