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Old Sep 12, 2010, 11:08 PM
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Interesting approach with the poster board. Whatcha glue it with Elmers????? Ca would bleed through. Epoxy?
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 06:58 PM
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He's been Silent for awhile (no pun intended). This could be a really good sign!
Old Sep 14, 2010, 10:22 PM
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Unfortunately I have to work on other models for customers...felt like crap yesterday so was slow

But i did manage to fix the flaps, and join the two wing halves I also made the trailing edge of the flaps with the posterpaper, now have to do the ailerons and the outboard of the wing. Also i removed the clear tape covering from the flaps top surface. When it heats up in the sun it looks like crap, the tape expands and make wrinkles. So i just cover them with aluminum tape.

The ca works fine with that board, it soakes in but only a little FYI. It has been coated with something, one side is kinda glossy, like photo paper. Put that side out.







I still have to tweak the plans, so bear with me James.
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 10:48 PM
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Stuck it together to take a look

Old Sep 14, 2010, 10:59 PM
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I still have to tweak the plans, so bear with me James.

Take your time, I am in no rush.

Looks great so far!
Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:52 AM
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Ahh... Eyecandy

I love that wing..
Old Sep 15, 2010, 02:53 PM
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where are the slats
Old Sep 15, 2010, 10:28 PM
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 03:25 AM
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Slats are a thought. But to do correctly they need to be planned for while building the wing.

Im not convinced they will add anything to the flight performance with this clark-Y airfoil deal, but a cool factor and some weight...

It however would be easy enough to mount some fixed slats on this plane and see how they work later on. If they have a real flight benefit then yes I think they would be a good addition to the design! but they have to pull their weight, or support their weight I should say.
Old Sep 17, 2010, 08:48 PM
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Engines


Made the nacelle. This will just be duplicated for both sides, no need for a left and right. I cant wait to work on the thrust reversers, will be fun.

I'm designing for the WM400 fan and will look awesome with the intake bullet.





The JT8D-200/wm400




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Old Sep 17, 2010, 09:01 PM
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Oh and the rolled fiberglass fuselage sections are a go. Im convinced it will look 1k times better, match the nose and tail much nicer, and be easier to deal with in general. I will layup white pre painted sheets to roll into tubes.

AND, it possible with this setup to have the polished aluminum look like the AA planes if thats what you want.
Old Sep 18, 2010, 07:27 AM
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Realy nice work. like the quality of your work. wow
Old Sep 20, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Thanks

Just been massaging the fiberglass plugs when I can, the normal GRP model drudgery

Mold parting line on the nose


I scribed in most of the larger detail in the glass parts.


The molds themselves will get polished more, its much easier than polishing the part in this case.
Old Sep 20, 2010, 09:27 PM
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wow cant wait to see this finished
Old Sep 23, 2010, 08:55 PM
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So i made a first layup of 1oz cloth and 5.7 oz cloth for the test fuselage tube. Its too heavy... the layup was as dry as possible and its just too much IMO.

The main issue is that i can make the layup lighter, but it would then need carbon uni to not be totally flimsy and the short story is it would just get too exotic and expensive for me to make. In my time and whoever whats to build this planes money.

So the next test is to just use the depron 2mm fuselage like i built, and cover with Econokote. I have an idea to make the Econokote into a tube, then sliding it over the fuselage and shrinking into place.... You know like a big piece of heat shrink tubing...

But we'll see, the best laid plans of...

Im also making the molds right now for the nose, tail and engines


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