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1/10 F/A-22 Raptor
1/10 F/A-22 Raptor
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templates transferred to wood
aquared up and the battery box is marked but not cut until sure of final demensions
cutout and now time to sand to final smooth shape and add a layer of epoxy..
slowly but shurely making progress.
only the first 4 front bulks are close to complete..The others still need sanding and battery box cutout..
2" pink stuff laminated to make4"..
wish me luch..first go at ducts like this.
Just enough..The lines on the intake piece are the center line of the fan..the duct makes a slight climbing turn..
Front section mockup..
Looks to be a good fit!
The battery box has 2 of these stringers under it..here you can see the bottom spine and 1 of the batt box stringers.
You can see it again here..a few pieces are out of the box area.
just another view..
you can see the cutout where the other stringer goes through.
front end glued up with gorilla glue and it is rigid!!
here are the battery box pieces cut out and ready to sand..Also can see the first piece I laminated to 9 mil depron..
these are the duct templates to be stuck(3m)to the top and bottom of my 4 in foam blocks so I can hotwire the shape of the duct,then comes the plywood templtes throughout the duct..
this piece has also been lam'd to 9 mil..
batt box stringer slots visable here...
ready to cut out...was laminated using the brown gorilla glue for maximum hold..Lots of weight and sit overnight and it is a solid part that is quite strong!!
jetfan 80's!!I've got the power!!!
impellers out and you can see the open motor mount..These things are rigid..Looking you might think they would flex but no no..
Nice smooth cut..
Marking the top to bottom
Nice clean cut
My little hotwire jewel!
First duct blank complete..
Templates temporarily glued in place for hotwire cut..
Although I didn't,,it looks like I built the aircraft around the fans ..lol..
work on center battery box section..
looking down the box..
Battery box floor being glued in place...Next bulkhead butts up to the floor piece..
Getting rigid now!!
First shot at doing a duct section with hotwitre..My little store bought tool works incredibly well..Push the button and it heats to melting point in 1 second!!you can see how smooth it cuts..
first piece pushed into duct slots..They will have to be sanded loose to allow for tweaking into perfect position and to allow for the fiberglass wraps...and still fit..
and another view...
lines up well,and will get much better with sanding
looking down the duct.
2 pieces join up..should get nice wilth some detaail sanding..
Just a little more tweak..
front part of batt box glued up..
cool technique...using top of clip to spred the bottom of the box during glue-up...
perfectly smooth cuts
slowly coming along..
Lots to fill in...lol
well built gears with absolutely no play in the components..also like the included template for cutting out the fuselage/wings...
nice size as well should be about perfect for the raptor
hard foam tires should have no problem with weight..Will need to put a smaller wheel/tire on the front fork...
carbon fiber "plastic" sheet..
hinges and hatch latches..the hinges have multiple hookup points...
A little blurry
Not as bad..decently builtup lip...
working on fan lip and primering..
lip done and painted
full plug shot
Plugs glassed and you can see where I pulled on the edges to see if the wax worked and it did..
just needs a good scrubbing
good clean shape.
port duct needs both ends trimmed off
alittle tweaking and they will be right..both fans fit tight and point straight back
I can finally begin to move forward again..
Showing some lenth
Cradle bulkhead,the top part will fit with the fan access from top
Top piece in place
Need to cut out the exhaust
Wing and taileron mockup
Carbon for rigidity..tail of aircraft slowly taking shape..
I think they will fit about any jet for all moving tailplane..between 10 and 11 grams for all 4...nice parts indeed!
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