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Old Oct 02, 2008, 12:10 AM
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F-86D for 40mm, Micro EDF Contest 2

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Old Oct 02, 2008, 02:08 AM
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Sweet.... great job!
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 06:29 PM
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Thank you for the comment. I still need to work on wings and horizontal stab/vertical stab.

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Old Oct 03, 2008, 07:41 PM
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Looking good Eric - shiny!

Is that a spinner on the front?! Just kidding - you don't see the "D" version done much, should be a nice build. I got my MiG-17 roughed in but haven't done any real designing yet.

-Matt
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Old Oct 03, 2008, 09:47 PM
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Hi Matt,

This will be a little larger than the average 40mm but as close to 90%FSA area inlet as I can get to keep performance as high as I can. Hope to get one flying before too long.

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Old Oct 06, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Ah yes, what i've been wanting to model for the longest. Come on! Get her done Eric, i'd love to see one fly.

Is this going to be depron or balsa?

I've taken a break on EDF and moved over to the giant scale stuff. I've gone ahead and started on a Ziroli F4U Corsair build. Man, this thing is huge.....Its been atleast 8 years since I last built a giant scale.........

Good luck with the F-86 DeltaDog.........

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Old Oct 06, 2008, 10:58 PM
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Hi Orlando,

No balsa. Maybe a carbon tube spar.
I thought you might like it. It might be a fast one as it will be larger thant the average 40mm with arround 135in^2 wing area and 25in winspan. The inlets 98%FSA so it will be able to breath.

Good luck with the Corsair.

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Old Oct 07, 2008, 11:38 AM
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25 inches is kind of small. Go ahead and make you a 70mm size Dog man! You sure can add more detail to it.
Nevertheless looks good and good luck. Looking forward to seeing it fly.

As for the Ziroli Corsair, I figured a giant scale gasser is what I miss flying. I've flown Ziroli planes before and they fly really good. Hope I can get her done, you know how that gets........

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Old Oct 07, 2008, 06:37 PM
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Hi Orlando,

Maybe a larger one later.

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Old Oct 07, 2008, 11:15 PM
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A few more views of the airframe.

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Old Oct 08, 2008, 09:59 PM
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A couple more pics to see how it is developing.

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Old Oct 08, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Nice Eric. Is that red ball for the CG calculated in your modeling software by any chance? That would be a nice feature, I am getting better at guessing where the gear needs to go but never quite perfect.

Are you planning to do the fuse in depron ala GGRN or some other method?

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Old Oct 09, 2008, 06:04 PM
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Hi Matt,

Fuselage will be CNC foam cut. The CG is calculated and placed by the software. The flying CG will have to be calculated by spreadsheet, then I will set a different color ball for it so I can compare the two. It does require the individual parts to be created so they represent the mass of the original part.

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Old Oct 09, 2008, 09:58 PM
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Nice - I gotta hop on that home CNC cutting bandwagon, the next five years or so are really gonna be interesting in this hobby.

That CG calculation is great - I don't think Rhino has any plugins to do that. The real advantage I see is setting the CG three dimensionally, not just in plan view - hopefully it'll be accurate enough for this kind of designing.

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Old Oct 10, 2008, 06:09 PM
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Cool, just do not be fooled into thinking it is easy to build and make a reliable CNC system. If it were not for Orlando I dont think I would have been able to get some of the modifications done to make this one reliable.

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