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Oct 15, 2010, 08:57 AM
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lol... well I could always use more money!!! .. but it really is the gratification and reward of tweaking and ending up with a great flying plane that you built yourself. It's also pretty rewarding when the spectators ask "where to get one" and you can reply with "oh, well, I built this one myself!". Most of the time they do not believe me until I bring the plane in and show them that is actually just depapered foamcore, glue, paint, and electronics! (I always make it sound so easy - lol). I'm at the point in my building "career" where my home built planes are starting to fly better than my RTF's, All of my RTF kits have been modded - retracts, rudders, flaps -- I just can't leave them stock! I am now attempting to learn the fundamentals of r/c design. I've always been a builder. As a child, there was nothing better than a new stick and tissue kit. The worst part about it for me was the lack of control and that they could only fly so far on rubber band power -- looks like we've solved that issue!!!!
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Oct 15, 2010, 10:41 AM
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Ohh yes nutting better then Building your own plane,Hmm well this Eurofighter is my first..So i guess ill find out how my building skills are...

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lol... well I could always use more money!!! .. but it really is the gratification and reward of tweaking and ending up with a great flying plane that you built yourself. It's also pretty rewarding when the spectators ask "where to get one" and you can reply with "oh, well, I built this one myself!". Most of the time they do not believe me until I bring the plane in and show them that is actually just depapered foamcore, glue, paint, and electronics! (I always make it sound so easy - lol). I'm at the point in my building "career" where my home built planes are starting to fly better than my RTF's, All of my RTF kits have been modded - retracts, rudders, flaps -- I just can't leave them stock! I am now attempting to learn the fundamentals of r/c design. I've always been a builder. As a child, there was nothing better than a new stick and tissue kit. The worst part about it for me was the lack of control and that they could only fly so far on rubber band power -- looks like we've solved that issue!!!!
Oct 15, 2010, 04:23 PM
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I'm out in Alberta. ITs been great that last few days light winds, had my warbirds out for some nice flights. Time to change it up a little.

Dave
Oct 16, 2010, 06:21 PM
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...looking at the version 2 EDF drawings. My scapel is whispering bad things to me, a case of foam are screaming to be cut.

hmm... we'll see.

mayday.
Oct 16, 2010, 06:27 PM
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LOL i can;t wait man ..

I'm having an itch to build something big .. n fast.. looking at you invader version . LOL

waitting on a motor N some stuff for current forward swept wing . LOL

after watching Eastcoast78 euro fighter fly in light wind without issue ... I know the size that fits my area . LOL
Oct 16, 2010, 07:46 PM
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Koncept primejet8 V2!


here are my drawings. Not much to see but I will adjust them while I build.
Oct 16, 2010, 07:55 PM
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Hey guys -- look at this! This just caught my eye in one of the advertising banners... The WS is listed as 24". Its at modelaero.com. Time for me to open up shop too! LOL (seriously!)

Nice!



Mayday.
Last edited by Kronikpilot; Oct 16, 2010 at 11:10 PM.
Oct 16, 2010, 07:56 PM
Crash it first, Then fly it
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nice sketches!
Oct 16, 2010, 07:58 PM
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Thanks Griff, it's guys like you that keeps me going.
Oct 16, 2010, 07:59 PM
Crash it first, Then fly it
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Oh, and just a cosmetic thing,, you could add little pods on top of the taills that protude forward. It woulld look cool!
Oct 16, 2010, 08:02 PM
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Will do sir. Thats a cool Idea i like it.
Oct 16, 2010, 08:03 PM
Crash it first, Then fly it
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I can't exactly see the tree intakes though. Some clarification would be nice. Cool!
Oct 16, 2010, 08:17 PM
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2 intakes normal position left/right under the wing. The 3rd one is on the belly. It should work flawlessly, I did it before with "TOP FUSE" intake. this one is just cooler.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/301776..._scratchbuilt/

Mayday.
Oct 16, 2010, 09:28 PM
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your sketches are perfect concepts .

i usualy start in my computer , un Real Draw Pro , and i is a cheap vector bassed 2d app & i use it for box art , pop , packaging art, & 3d texture making .

mainly it's that it is a vector editor. ( SVG type thing )

i was just messin' with sketchup . it don;t look hard to get into .

Mayday one way to make plans, is to doa quick low rez flat bed scan of the cut out part .
some scanners even output in SVG or PDF line drawing . could save you time, but may also require cutting appart a finished 'free hand ' built ship . LOL

i think simple way woudl be to take some nice profile pics with your cam , then edit/ trac eover pic in SU.
Oct 16, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Thanks SCOTT. I just got back on the island, still Jet Lagged but there's no time to waste PRIMEJET8 Version 2 is on the way. This EDF needs to kiss the sky. I have whole day today to build and shape it. I hope I don't get "BRAINFARDS" or else I'll produce an ugly Version 2.

More rc stuff came in. I just got 10 DSM2 HK reciever. I will be testing them and will report back if they're good. $13 a pop is not bad for foamies, these thing are tiny!

mayday.
Last edited by Kronikpilot; Oct 16, 2010 at 10:20 PM.


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