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Old Apr 23, 2010, 04:20 PM
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Great looking plane!! great exhaust nozzles too !!

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Old Apr 24, 2010, 12:11 AM
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Put another four great flights on her this morning. The retracts are handling the strip easily!

I did have a little issue with the nose gear alternately not locking or, when locked, not retracting (discovered during pre-flight). After I eased off the steering cable tension a tad, the problem went away.

The Hornet has just earned its decals

Cheers,

Dan.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Looking forward to seeing it with its decals, Dan

I am waiting on parts for mine, so I'm going to attempt to do a bit of changing to the camoflage on mine with my just received new airbrush. Right now, I'm filling in some of the cracks and divots from damages received during the deadstick landings/crashes. I'll attempt to purrty the plane up a bit, and disguise the scars with some blue camo overtop of the stock grey. I'm also trying to do a better job with the way I filled in the stock area of the wheel recess's, after I changed the retracts. Missiles and bombs are painted too, and I'll put them on it when I get my new esc installed.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 04:06 PM
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I coated the missiles with epoxy. So much more durable to minor handling knocks now.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 06:40 AM
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Finished the body stripes and first coat of gloss clear. Decals and final clear coat next, then she's done!
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 08:31 AM
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She's looking superb, Dan!
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 08:56 AM
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She's looking superb, Dan!
Jag
Thanks! Just printed the decals. Only home-made waterslide ones on my inkjet, so I hope they work out OK. Colour-matching and sizing might not be perfect, but as I said, it's only got to be a reasonable facsimilie and recognisable from a distance.

I just need to be patient and wait for the paint to cure, so expect pics of the finished product by next weekend.

Cheers,

Dan.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:24 PM
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Looking verry nice Dan! I need to get my finger out and build some stuff, been in a building lull lately... exciting things are afoot too remind me on email to let you know...
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:31 PM
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... exciting things are afoot too remind me on email to let you know...[/QUOTE]

You can email me too .
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 05:40 PM
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What are you doing lurking in here?? Have you looked outside yet..Get to the field!
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 03:26 AM
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Well, impatience got the better of me, so I put the decals on.

Not exactly scale, but good enough for 'government work'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33FbTHy-5qM


Cheers,

Dan.

Edit: I've really gotta stop using my phone for video - it's horrible!!

Some stills:
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 08:35 AM
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Very nice job Dan, you're hired!
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 09:27 AM
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That thing looks great. I bet it will be a real eye catcher in the air.
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Very nice job!
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Old Apr 26, 2010, 11:33 AM
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Wow, looks great! Flight video please!
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