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Old Nov 19, 2008, 09:01 PM
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Funbuild II Contest Hawker Typhoon adapted from Brian Taylor Plans

Here is my thread for the Brian Taylor Hawker Typhoon. WS is 52" built primarily from foam. Bob
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Old Nov 20, 2008, 04:00 PM
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Bob,

Very good subject . What is the projected size for your Typhoon ?

Got you added to the build entries

Good luck , and thanks for your participation

-John
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Old Dec 08, 2008, 08:11 PM
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Bob,

Very good subject . What is the projected size for your Typhoon ?

Got you added to the build entries

Good luck , and thanks for your participation

-John
Hey John... I'm finally getting started. The Typhoon 1A will be approximately 1/10th scale. The wingspan is 52" and length will be 40". I plan to have retracts, flaps and bomb drop. Primary construction will be Depron foam. Bob
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 06:01 PM
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First Pics....

Have all the parts for the fuse cut out. I'm using 5mm cellfoam for the top and horizontal spines and the formers forward of the cockpit. I'll use 3mm cellfoam aft of the cockpit.The modified monobloc will carry all stresses of the motor, electronics, and wing. and contains the battery and electronics. Tail section will be reinforced with carbon fiber in the area of the tailwheel

Power will be a 2836-10, 30 amp esc. and 2200 mah 3s lipo. The motor should provide about 50. oz of thrust. Battery is mounted vertically directly behind the motor. All other electronics and four servos will be forward of the cg which is indicated by the red line in the pictures. That's all for now. Bob
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 08:08 AM
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the more the merrier

Obiously love the subject, want to see how this foam birds is going to look finished, what are you planning the cover with/finish

cheers and good luck
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 07:59 PM
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Obiously love the subject, want to see how this foam birds is going to look finished, what are you planning the cover with/finish

cheers and good luck
Xterarc... I plan to reinforce stress areas internally with lightweight glass and p/u and some carbon fiber. I plan to seal the visible surfaces with p/u and baby powder mixture and sanded off. Bob
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 09:48 PM
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Progress on the cowling

Worked my way along the nose. I figure this is going to take more time than anything. Of course the nose makes the aircraft ing this case. Forward cowling will be held in place by magnets and bamboo pin guides.

Redline reflects balance point. The straw is glued in place to allow me to use a wire to accurately check the balance point at any time.

I will have to form a spinner, 3.25" in diameter. Attached is a Varioprop adjustable pitch propellor. I don't know if I will use it, but it looks cool. Bob
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Old Dec 16, 2008, 01:05 PM
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Wow Foamenator nice project. I will be watching with interest! Where did you get the plans? Is this the one from the european magazine?

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Old Dec 16, 2008, 02:04 PM
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Wow Foamenator nice project. I will be watching with interest! Where did you get the plans? Is this the one from the european magazine?

Kevin.
Hey Kevin... Thanks for checking in on the build. I had the plans in my library. They are Brian Taylor plans originally which had a 72" w.s. These plans are reduced down to 52" w.s. I notice the original plans were drawn in 1990. It is still a good sized model. Bob
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 08:20 PM
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Making a Little Progress-Need a Little Help

Pretty much finished the tail feathers. The rudder is supposed to be fabric covered. I'm not sure about the stabilizer.

It looks like all the electronics will have to be within 4" of the firewall. At least cooling won't be a problem.

Does any one know if the elevator was fabric covered? I know the fin and stabilizer are metal covered. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Bob
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Everything was metal, except for the rudder.




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Old Dec 30, 2008, 08:46 PM
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Thanks Ron.... I've looked everywhere for that. Bob
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Old Jan 02, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Some Tailfeather Details

Tail feathers are 3mm depron with 1/4 " balsa leading edges and spars. Glue is UHU T&G with hot glue tacks to hold things in place. All controls will be concealed a la the original. Stabilizer has a span of 16.25" and weighs 6.5 grams. Bob
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Old Jan 02, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Foamenator ,

Coming along very nicely !

-John
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