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Jul 11, 2015, 07:40 PM
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The servo gear survived, the rubber bands act like a damper, soften the crash impact...
Just how hard are you landing?
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Feb 14, 2016, 11:36 AM
Wada ya mean, over engineered?
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Hi Pat,

Excellent thread! I just completed my first profile parkjet (a 6mmFlyRC MiG-29) that I figured I'd build and fly before I completed my full bodied Steve Shumate F-18.

I was just wondering about your thoughts on leading/trailing edge sanding and shaping. I noticed in quite a few videos that some people don't round the edges at all and the model seems to perform quite well. However being an older fart I've always rounded leading edges and tapered trailing edges (I got lazy on the MiG and didn't taper the wing trailing edges) and wondered if anyone has compared between the two?

I've also glassed my wing with 3/4 oz. fiber glass and water based minwax and it seems to have stiffened up the wing quite a bit as well as glassing the belly with 3/4 oz. cloth and epoxy for some abrasion resistance. She came in at 17oz, ready to fly (still have a few more more markings to add).

Thanks again for a very informative thread!

Robin
Feb 14, 2016, 12:20 PM
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Robin,

Edge rounding is not required, they fly quite well as is. It is more of a personal desire thing than anything else.

PS - Good looking Mig you got there!

Pat
Feb 14, 2016, 04:06 PM
Wada ya mean, over engineered?
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Thanks Pat, all you guy's on these parkjet threads were the inspiration! Now I need to order another to have a 'beater' MiG to play with!
Feb 14, 2016, 04:17 PM
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Do yourself a favor and get the F-22. By far my all-time favorite of the pushers, and I still have one of my mini's that I used to sell when I ran Nico Hobbies.

Pat
Feb 14, 2016, 05:35 PM
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Do yourself a favor and get the F-22. By far my all-time favorite of the pushers, and I still have one of my mini's that I used to sell when I ran Nico Hobbies.

Pat
That was my first profile pusher and I agree. For the simplesty of the build and the fun factor it is one of my best plane to fly.
Feb 14, 2016, 10:10 PM
Wada ya mean, over engineered?
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Thanks for the recommendation guys, I may just have to order one (or cut one)! I just purchased a bunch of depron, two 2212-6 motors, a pair of 30 Amp ESC's, and an armload of plans from a gentleman in Reno so I have the materials on hand. Once I get a little stick time with the MiG I'd also like to give a full bodied version a shot.

PS - I did a CS (paint scheme) for the Yardbird F-22 on RealFlight (along with 9 for the MiG-29) so the F-22 would be a logical choice.
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Dec 18, 2017, 01:23 AM
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There are some people who seem to have trouble finding the right paints for foam. In the years I've been doing this, I've u......

....USAF block type font.

Here's a decal application instruction guide that I have on my website:

http://www.nicohobbies.com/store/fre...structions.pdf

Pat
Sorry for bothering you, but the link quoted above won't work: It says it is no PDF document.

Thanks anyway for your good instructions, mate!

Regards,
Georg
Dec 18, 2017, 09:08 AM
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Georg,

I closed down Nico Hobbies 3 years ago, so the site is no longer up. I have attached the guide here.

Pat


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