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Posted by Tick Point | May 08, 2021 @ 10:42 PM | 2,069 Views
9 years since I posted here last. What have I done since then? this is all I could find on my computer. I know I've done more and haven't organized anyting I'll check a storage device next. Everything I've saved so far is video, not pix. I have to post to YT

70" Jart at Tick Point (8 min 3 sec)

Posted by Tick Point | Dec 23, 2012 @ 03:21 PM | 5,661 Views
The mission; Shoot video out the back of a canard (unobstructed view), while nose'ing into the wind, sun behind and above, with slopers n pilots n LZ in view. I made a pan-n-tilt for the go pro.
Posted by Tick Point | Jan 02, 2011 @ 01:53 AM | 6,807 Views
It spans 54", length is 36". RG14.
Posted by Tick Point | Jul 15, 2010 @ 02:13 AM | 6,593 Views
i think Bantam's span should be less than the Bullet's, not to scale, but enough wing for med to heavy lift.
Cores're cut, LE is 3/8 bass being epoxied to them now.
Posted by Tick Point | Jul 14, 2010 @ 01:42 AM | 7,299 Views
Will I be disappointed in the performance of a scale wing?
2/8/21 ; It never flew great, just not enough wing area to do the work.
end of update
Posted by Tick Point | Apr 03, 2010 @ 01:34 AM | 7,203 Views
I'm a sticker or two and a Sharpie pen away from done. No sharpie experience...please help. Is it as simple as a straight edge and sharpie to mark panel lines? How about oil smears and other details? Is a PSS video the only way to learn? I should look for a PSS finishing thread.
Posted by Tick Point | Feb 21, 2010 @ 01:23 AM | 8,899 Views
Original photos and movies of this subject have it in cool blues, browns, or even black. A Czech plastic model has it in olive drab and neutral grey. Apparently only one Black Bullet was painted this way. I like the colors in the experimental stage, or at least how they appear on old film reels. The parts in a museum look blue...I don't know what color to use. One artists rendition looked copper. That set me off on a whole Jules Verne copper ship from the future look. A flying fantastic voyage...the xp-56 is from the future.
On about page 19 in my Google Images search, I found a site that featured the Black bullet painted as if it were in the hands of other countries at the time.
That must be part of some alternate universe hobby. Neat to see, but too many devilish details. I want two tones, some sharpie panel lines, some exhaust smudges, and fly it all the time.
Posted by Tick Point | Mar 22, 2009 @ 11:03 PM | 7,013 Views
I was at the MoM event at Secret spot today. The MC's "banana" tore it up from what I could see. Several M60's were there, hadn't seen them before. I flew once with sand hitting the north side of my face. Get goggles. Racing looked sketchy with such strong gusts. I had hoped to fly next to a Jart but only the designer himself showed up just as I was leaving with my 3 year old daughter who'd wet her pants. I was happy to show him my Jart like creation. Someday I'll attend a build session somewhere. Until then, i'll get pointers from Tony and Joe. A flyer at the MoM pointed me to the composites and build sections of rc groups and to a build thread of a mold he did of his tiny plane the "sushi". Vacuum bagging might be easy enough to do on my own. Tony offered me a pump. Using the food sealer seems so easy. Why didn't the demo I saw use mylar over fiberglass over foam? Jim Young just did balsa over foam. My sand blasted eyes need sleep.