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Feb 06, 2011, 09:28 AM
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Profile B-58 Hustler from "burkefj plans"


I was looking thru the "pusher plans" thread and came accross the B-58. This has always been on of my favorite planes. I got to see 2 of them in person, one a Chanut AFB and the other at the AF museum at W-P AFB.
So I had to do one. Down loaded the plans from POST #158 and set down to piece them together. Next sit down and start cutting out plams. I found some 10 mm depron at Hobby Lobby store and the plans called for 6 mm for the fuse and wings. I figured I go with the 10mm for everything.
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Feb 06, 2011, 06:41 PM
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More work done


I was able to get all the parts cut up and together. I ran a bunch more carbon rod in the fuselage than what was on the plans. Weighed up all the foam parts and came out to about 14 oz.. I plan to us a LSSPJ and 3s/2200mah battery. I dont know the scale for this plane, I want to get decals from CALI GRAPHICS to dress her up.

Gary
Feb 06, 2011, 10:24 PM
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One of my favorite jets as well. I'll get to see the one at W/P AFB again in a couple of weeks--can't wait


Best of luck on your jet...
Feb 08, 2011, 08:28 PM
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In holding pattern


No more building for a little while. Mother in law in Hospice and have to take care of family for now.
Gary
Feb 08, 2011, 09:52 PM
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No more building for a little while. Mother in law in Hospice and have to take care of family for now.
Gary

Very sorry to hear that Gary.

Take care during this difficult time....
Feb 11, 2011, 06:50 AM
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Thanks Sammy, She passed on yesterday. Very hard on wife, we have her dad staying with us for now.
I got the decals ordered from Callie. I will try to get down to the basement today to get her all put together.

Gary
Feb 11, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Family's a priority, period. If it takes a couple/three weeks to get everything related to your Mom taken care of, no one is going to complain about lack of progress.
Feb 12, 2011, 06:46 AM
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Some progress


Thanks byrocat, your right, family first.

I was able to get some time to work on the B-58. Wife spent some time with her daughters.

Glued the wing to the body using white Gorilla glue and a little CA. I got sloppy and didn't look at the verticle stab and when I did finally check I saw that it is a tad out. I my try a little heat at the stab to get it closer to perpendicular. Next i glued the engines onto the wing. Love that shape.
Thats all the time that I had to play. Next I will cut out the control surfaces and due up the motor mount. With the wing at 10mm I was wondering if I should taper the trailing edge or just leave it at 10mm. Any thoughts?

Gary
Feb 14, 2011, 03:24 PM
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A little more progress


Was able to get some time on the B-58 today. Got the motor mount glued up. Cut out the control surfaces and got one side mounted up. I added a couple of details that I saw on one of the B-58 pic's, adds a litted detail.
Feb 14, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Leave flat.


At our speeds, flat 10 mm is stronger. Less nicks also.
Feb 15, 2011, 01:02 PM
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For a trailing edge, there is really no great risk of nicks. I'd taper it and only taper the bottom so that you are adding a little bit of reflex in the wing (the way Convair did the real B-58).
Feb 23, 2011, 06:51 PM
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A little more progress


I was able to paint the '58 yesterday, My paint booth is my 1/2 bath with exhaust fan. I used Testors Metalic Silver for overall and have some Craft paint Gun metal gray which I used on the nacells and elevons. I will get to do some more painting tomorrow. I need to finish up the windscreens. I have my decals in from CALIE Graphics, so all I have to do is finish painting.

Gary
Feb 26, 2011, 10:06 PM
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Paint and Decals


I got a little more painting and some decals applied. The decals are from CALIE Graphics. I want to spray the plane with Minwax WBPU clear to seal off the decals and paint.

Gary


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