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Old Nov 27, 2008, 03:25 PM
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Nice covering, DAG!

I think the GI Joes will work fine.

Happy thanksgiving day, Commanders!
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 04:35 PM
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Looks like GI joes are either 11" or 3-3/4". If my calc are correct I need something in the 6-7.2" range.

Let me know if there are other size GI Joe's.

Thanks, DAG
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Looks like GI joes are either 11" or 3-3/4". If my calc are correct I need something in the 6-7.2" range.

Let me know if there are other size GI Joe's.

Thanks, DAG
Dag, actually all we have to find is a head that would be the right size because the body's could just be cloth's stuffed with cotton.

I'll look in the collectables section on ebay tonight.


Seeya, Tim
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 12:36 AM
Balsa for me, thanks.
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I saw once where these guys rigged up a couple of little soldiers with parachutes. They'd flip a switch on the TX and a bay door would open and a couple of para-jumpers would "jump" out. Then a few other guys with their own TX's would guide the RC parachutes to the ground. They're only two channel apiece, one channel for each arm. Might be a fun way to get your kids into the project, let each of them guide a parachuter down.

~Jake
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 12:45 AM
Balsa for me, thanks.
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Actually, after posting I thought about it more, and it's probably only one channel... although maybe a mixed channel so that you can pull and release with both arms at once... hmmm....

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Old Nov 28, 2008, 07:06 PM
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More fuse pics and wing ribs/spare test fit. My main room for building became a drum room for my son, my tool room became a TV/playroom for my girl. Now I am building the fuse in my home office and the wing/stabs, in the garage. The test fit of the wing was set-up in my dinning room. All the parts are fitting 150% perfect. I took this last week off and got a ton done, work will slow thing down until after the new year.

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Old Nov 28, 2008, 07:49 PM
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wow.... incredible. i wish i could do that..
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 10:47 PM
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It is so awsome Dag !!

I dont know what to say !!!

Dag, I havnt made it to Walmart yet but I did some looking on Ebay and all I can find millitary like are not pilots and are 12" figure's.
And not many of those.
Thess guy are not pilot's but could be changed but they are 12" and the price is crazy !!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=002
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=021
These guy's below are the perfect size and cheap but they are Star Trek guy's and you would have to dress them some way.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=016
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=012
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=019
Also this guy...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=017

They have all exspired but I just posted them so you could see what there is out there so far.


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Old Nov 28, 2008, 11:00 PM
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It is so awsome Dag !!

I dont know what to say !!!

Dag, I havnt made it to Walmart yet but I did some looking on Ebay and all I can find millitary like are not pilots and are 12" figure's.
And not many of those.
Thess guy are not pilot's but could be changed but they are 12" and the price is crazy !!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=002
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=021
These guy's below are the perfect size and cheap but they are Star Trek guy's and you would have to dress them some way.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=016
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=012
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=019
Also this guy...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=017

They have all exspired but I just posted them so you could see what there is out there so far.


Seeya, Tim
Thanks all for the great comments .
Tim,
One of the pilots below may work, but I think I would make my own mold and create about 10. They price is not to bad. If it is just the head then I would make the body.

Thanks DAG

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVUD4&P=7
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKLD0&P=7
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 12:09 AM
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Ya, this one would work
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKLD0&P=7
but I think the other is to big.

I have another idea too,
I'll be back shortly if I find it.


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Old Nov 29, 2008, 12:21 AM
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Here Dag, These are 1/6th scale heads but do you think it would be noticable to make the bodies at the scale you need and use these heads ?
http://cgi.ebay.com/GI-JOE-HAVE-YOUR...1%7C240%3A1318
I actually have forgotten what scale it is you need, I just remember you need a man about 7" tall.
These heads are 1 1/2" tall x 1" wide.

I'm not sure so I just posted them for you to see and see what you think.


Seeya, Tim
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 07:30 AM
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Scale Pilots

Hi DAG
Have you looked at this website: http://www.acesofiron.com/products.htm
The smallest they have is 1/7 scale but I do not think that you need more than a bust in your incredible B-36. Anyway, just trying to help a bit.
Joshua
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Old Nov 29, 2008, 08:16 AM
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Thanks guys for the pilots, I am going to have 2 in the front seats, 1 in the engineers seat, 2 up front down below in the nose, and 2 in back where the engine scanners sit. Thats seven and they well be belted down into there chairs, so they need to be full body.

If my calcs are right, 1/9th scale would be about a 6'-6" pilots ijn this bird, a 1/10th would be about 6'-0". Not perfect calcs, but I think close. 1/11th would be just about perfect but those just are not made. So taking a 1/9th or 1/10th scale bust or pilot will work.

Thanks all,

DAG
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Old Nov 30, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Got the test #4 naccell cut to test fit. Once I have my Hacker motors I will make sure that all my calc are correct then make the bearing supports, then start the mid-section of the wing. Also attached is the start of my controls riser. When done there will be over 30 servos. Also a rendering of the nose. So far everything is fitting perfect. I love the fact that the 3D makes everything fits 110% perfect. The nacelle where the spar runs thru fit perfect .

DAG
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Old Nov 30, 2008, 09:56 AM
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It does look perfect Dag !!

I like the way you get those parts cut so well, especially the lighting holes and wheel wells and nacelles !!
Well all of it ...lol lol lol...

I think if you darkened the edges with something everyone would think it was lazer cut !!!

I know that has to be very time consumming.

Do you stack a few together and cut them close to where you want them to be and then finnish by belt sanding and dremmel sanding ?

Just wandering, very nice work !!


Seeya, Tim
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