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Old Jan 22, 2008, 09:51 PM
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Flying Styro A-10 compiled build log

First off, I would like to thank Robert from EJF on taking care of me on this kit.
When I first got the kit, the origional fuselage was damaged in shipping. After calling him and telling him about the plane, I emailed him a couple pics of the messed up fuse. The next day he called and said he was shipping out another fuslage (from his last complete kit at the time), and for me to ship mine back in the box from the new fuse.
I know alot of people are a little reluctant on trying new or different venders on ordering stuff. I was, but I can say first hand you wont have to worry about costomer service from EJF.

I would also like for others to post there build pics of there fsk A-10 builds, more the better.

I am still deciding on what motors to use, but I did decide on Robart mini mechanical retracts instead of the Alfa.

And now, on with the build.

I spent a few hours at first working on getting all the major parts to fit.
I made a templet to trim the wing and stab openings. The wing didnt need a whole lot of work, but the stab did.

Retracts next

Travis
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:01 PM
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The fuselage has a center former that is easily removed. I removed it and made the new formers for the retract.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Instead of having the formers glue directly to the side of the fuse, I decided to have a very thin ply plate glued to the fuse from which the formers would be glued to.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:15 PM
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Here are some pics of the steering servo.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:20 PM
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:24 PM
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few more.
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 10:43 PM
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nice work
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Old Jan 22, 2008, 11:12 PM
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Thanks Kahlog.

I started on the mains last night, but didnt really get that far.
I hope to be able to get back on it in the next day or so.

Travis
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Old Jan 23, 2008, 03:40 PM
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Looks great so far. Nice work.
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Old Jan 29, 2008, 10:59 AM
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I have got the mains done and will try to get some pics posted later today ( at work right now )
D B, How about posting some pics of your A-10, I would like to see it

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Old Jan 29, 2008, 05:04 PM
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A few pics....

Since my field of choice doesn't have much for a paved runway, I built mine as a belly flopper. I put the main gear in the retracted position and installed the nose gear so it is mostly hidden. I just wanted something in the nose to touch down on without the thin plastic molding hitting the ground.

I wasn't too keen on dealing with all the little vacuum-formed plastic pieces. Since it's a belly flopper I didn't really have the option of putting all the cool looking scale bits on the underbelly and wings anyhow. I left off the antennas also; less bits to break off transporting the plane to and from the field in the backseat of the car.

But even without all the little scale bits, the plane looks great.

I'm hoping to get some video next time I get it out to the field.
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Old Jan 29, 2008, 11:59 PM
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Great pics D B, thanks for sharing.

Finnally more pics and an update on mine.

The first to pics show how the retracts were modified to fit how they needed to be mounted.

The next pic shows the thin light ply reinforcement against the top skin of the wing, and how the spar was cut back.
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 12:21 AM
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Here are the brackets for the mains. They are made of lite ply and hardwood.

The mains have to settings of degrees of motion, 85 or 90.
I set them at 85 and mounted them at the angle to get it all to work out.

You can also see the notch I made in the spar and how the rib shaped piece on the inside fits against the spar.
The secondary lite ply spar that came with the kit was positioned at the back of the brackets to tie the rest of it in.

And for thoes who have not seen a fsk A-10 kit in person, it comes with plastic covers for the pods, which will cover up the notch in the side for the retracts.

I will try to get some more pics posted in the next day or so.

If any one has questions about something, ask away and I will try to answer them.

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Old Jan 30, 2008, 08:08 AM
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Are you going to do some scale drawings of the parts?
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Old Jan 30, 2008, 11:14 AM
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I was thinking about it in the beginning, but since there has been very little comments or questions asked, I actually thought no one was interested in adding these retracts in there A-10.

I could go back and try and make some templets and scan them. The mains would not be that bad, but the nose gear assembly is already glued in now.

hmmmm, I'll see what I can come up with,
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