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Posted by Deacono | Nov 08, 2017 @ 11:51 PM | 1,522 Views
The F-104 is on hold while I rebuild the LG mains to handle more weight.
So while I wait on parts I started a repaint of the Durafly 1100mm Ju-87G. Looking at grabbing some callie graphics and making it a D version.
This is my Ju-87D-5 V2
Split flaps, rebuilt cockpit new pilot, nylon hinges on rudder/elevator, wingtip skids, 2nd to last picture shows ventilation to battery bay via intake and to motor via holes in exhaust stack. Made a german WW2 bomb and making a bomb release trapeze. Last picture is with antenna and prop decals. Not scale but cool looking. Still repainting the 20mm cannons.
Not done but has been a fun re-paint.
Posted by Deacono | Oct 02, 2017 @ 02:07 PM | 1,639 Views
New drop tanks made from wingtip tanks.
Posted by Deacono | Jan 15, 2017 @ 04:35 PM | 2,197 Views
To give a idea of how it sits. The belly tank is removable and clears the gear doors.
Posted by Deacono | Jan 14, 2017 @ 06:40 PM | 2,471 Views
This is now hopefully the tail end of this build. Retract doors and metal strut retract upgrade is not easy due to space constraint. The New retracts allow for a large range of motion on landing. You might notice the small size of the main landing gear tires. These are so far the best fit of all the tires I have tried. The mains are roughly 1.5 inches in diameter. The front tire is the stock 1.25 inch.

Front retract door is spring and retract driven. The main doors operate on two 180 degree servos. Range of motion and end points have to be programmed via Assan retract mechanism (hobbyking) in order to not interfere with landing gear range of motion. The original gear door sequencer did not allow for adjustment of each servo.
( gear doors are from the 90mm freewing f-104 )

Other upgrades include landing lights, nav lights, anti collision lights all totalling 12 lights. Also have a LED afterburner kit installed.
70mm 12 blade EDFhobbies 2100kv inrunner and 100-120amp esc.

I did a little cockpit work. Put a booster seat under the pilot. Added a hud/gun sight and put hinges on the cockpit. Also added removable refuel probe. I am also finishing up numerous removable ordnance.