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Old Oct 05, 2001, 01:57 PM
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The power problem is an easy one, it only takes more money
So while the numbers don't look good once the airframe is complete you guys can step back and adjust what you need to get the job done

Magnaflux,
The trainer version was dropped and the last images I saw, I think, were from the 98 Paris Airshow. They had a revised pole model of a single seat fighter. The Western observers called it the Viperiski (F-16 wanabe). This is a subject that I wanted to model but I don't have enough views. It is an awesome looking model I will see if I can find the mag and post a pic.
If it proves necessary, we would only have to decide how MUCH money! Upgrading this model will be a lot easier than the B-57 was; we had to go back and make new molds, then fit the newly sized nacelles to an existing model.

Did you read how the display model of the upgraded S-55 was stolen a couple of days into the 1997 Le Bourget presentation? What a bummer!

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Old Oct 05, 2001, 03:07 PM
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Daren,

Yes you are most correct. It would be a matter of how much

I hadn't heard about the stolen model but Boeing had the same problem with the wind tunnel F/A-18 Superhornet model Some guys just love aviation too much.

Here is the version of the S-55 in my mag.

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/kcox854...aphics/S55.jpg
Old Oct 05, 2001, 03:51 PM
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Ohhhhhhhh those are soooooooo coooooool.
As far as the power system goes, I recall Mr Cox here jamming a 500 or 550 motor into a MiniFan 480 and getting 300 watts out of a brushed setup??????

Oh and Kevin, give back that wind tunnel F-18, we all know it was you, or is that the one Plane Crazy is flying .
Old Oct 05, 2001, 03:59 PM
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Kevin,
That is very different looking than the two seater. I found this picture which is a different view.

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Old Oct 05, 2001, 07:16 PM
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I've been looking at the S-55 for a long time. I worked out the control scheme arrangement though, full canard and full flying taileron control on two servos, with flaps and slats on another servo. As with most things, though, I never got around to it. When I get through the construction stack that I've built up, though, I think this will be one of the first designs to get a serious look.

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Old Oct 05, 2001, 09:58 PM
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What do the intakes look like? Are they different than the S-54's?

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Old Oct 06, 2001, 02:28 AM
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Daren,

S-54 intakes were initially set up like an F-16: single chin duct. The S-55 is more like an F-18E/F up front... same chines leading into the wing with angled rectangular intakes below with canards, very similar to the front end of the S-37 or whatever the current designation for the Berkut is (aside from intake geometry).

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Old Oct 24, 2001, 10:31 PM
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it's time for an update.inquiring minds need to know! ...gregg
Old Oct 24, 2001, 10:46 PM
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I second the motion.
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Old Oct 25, 2001, 12:19 AM
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me too !!! thats three !!!
Old Oct 25, 2001, 12:31 AM
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Daren...You are killin' us here ! what's up and when will kits or plans be available!

Nicest Su-27 I've ever seen modelled!!

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Old Oct 25, 2001, 12:33 AM
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Lets see, Bruce makes four.
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Old Oct 25, 2001, 02:17 AM
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Lets see, Bruce makes four.
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They're coming along.

I've got the base coat of monokote, including the candy stripes, on mine and will be starting on the camo paint portion tomorrow night. After that, it's detail painting of the canopy nosecone and tailcones, then it's time to make up the decals, then finally bolting the components in.

Daren's about done with his base coat, too. He doesn't have do any real painting except the nose cone, tail cones and canopy frames.

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Old Oct 25, 2001, 04:44 PM
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Pictures????? . Whats the ETA for taxi test,,,,, ohhhhhhh just cant wait to see this one flying !
Old Oct 25, 2001, 07:44 PM
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Pictures????? . Whats the ETA for taxi test,,,,, ohhhhhhh just cant wait to see this one flying !
We are trying to get them finished in time for the Nov. meet at Sepulveda Basin. Because it's taken a bit longer to build than we anticipated, it came down to a choice between adding the finish, or taxi-testing. We decided to make them pretty. If there's time, we will press on with taxi-tests before the meet. If not, they'll be on static display and we'll have just have to fly the B-57; oh darn!

If you want to see them in flight, for the moment, check out our avatars.

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