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Old Sep 20, 2005, 01:19 PM
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Yak-50 EPP PSS (Build Thread)

Build Thread for custom built EPP PSS Yak-50.

Wingspan: 48" (from a Patton Aircraft P51B)
Length: 33"
Wing Area: 414 sq. in.
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Old Sep 20, 2005, 01:27 PM
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yakflight, you rock. Can't wait to see this one come together. How did you cut the fuse profile?
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Old Sep 20, 2005, 01:33 PM
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HAAAAHAAAA!! You're building a mini me of 227W! Make sure you put in a smoke system and a graphic of the Russian Roulette Air Combat Group patch. Here are some pics for reference.
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Old Sep 20, 2005, 02:08 PM
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Cutting Fuse

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yakflight, you rock. Can't wait to see this one come together. How did you cut the fuse profile?
First made an outline of the plane including cannopy, wing and elevator saddles, etc using 2D view for scale ... then cut the profile in 3/16 balsa.
Using a "Bread knife" cut 2 rectangular Shapes out of 2" EPP.
Then glued (3M 77) one EPP to one side of the profile. From there cut the EPP by following the profile using a "Jewlers saw" (I made one with a 1 foot extension). Dito for the other side.
The rough shaping of the fuse (as see on pictures)was done with a "Stanley SureForm".
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Old Sep 20, 2005, 05:12 PM
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Shaping Fuse

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Old Sep 20, 2005, 05:47 PM
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Rock on Mr. F! You need a phat spinner on that bad boy to make the nose aerodynamic.
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Old Sep 21, 2005, 11:19 AM
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More fuse shaping

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Old Sep 21, 2005, 11:53 AM
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Looking good yakflight!
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Old Sep 21, 2005, 07:05 PM
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Tail Feather Assembly

Tail Feather Assembly
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Old Sep 21, 2005, 08:29 PM
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Nice work- looking VERY good so far!
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Old Sep 30, 2005, 07:16 PM
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Details of radio instalation.

Details of radio instalation.
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Old Sep 30, 2005, 07:19 PM
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Ready for test flights!

Ready for test flights!
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 10:30 PM
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Covered and ready for paint

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Old Oct 10, 2005, 10:31 PM
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base coat

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Old Oct 10, 2005, 10:32 PM
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