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Jun 12, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Scale-electric 1/10.5 scale F-104


As of 6/23/11 I have begun to fabricate my own. The internet has made getting drawings very easy. It's harder to get your 15 year old son to enlarge them though.

Finally, he did. Look at posts below this one.

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Steve
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Jun 13, 2011, 08:15 AM
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If I was going to build a smaller one I'd go with this one:
http://www.stumaxaircraft.com/pages/edff104.htm
Jun 13, 2011, 08:37 AM
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I have a friend with that one. Thanks, but a bit on the small side.

I guess it's time to fabricate one.

Steve
Jun 23, 2011, 04:10 PM
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So here what I have so far. 100% scale drawings of a F-104G enlarged by my 15 year old and printed out. So the size is 67" fuse without spike, 31" +- wing span with tanks.

Next, cut out and jig up blocks of foam, fuse profile, X and Y axis, and add former bulk heads.
Jun 23, 2011, 04:20 PM
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OK now you will have to make two of them! I want one pretty please.
Jun 23, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Our little group of fabricators always proof fly our stuff first.

We hate bad press in our little circle of RC.

steve
Jun 23, 2011, 04:26 PM
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LOL should be a nice project. There need's to be a state side made 104 made for sale in that size. Happy Building.

Bill
Jun 23, 2011, 10:12 PM
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I have been working on one also. It will be around 40-50mm all composite. The fuse molds and canopy molds are done, the horizontal stab is half done. Here is the thread
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1346132
Jun 23, 2011, 10:19 PM
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just make a plug with the foam and make molds
Jun 23, 2011, 11:08 PM
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Hi Roger..that is the plan..he is doing it the way I am building my Arado...he has given me the bug to get back at it...Steve and his friend Robert have a lot of exp. with composits...they help me a lot...but I did learn a few tricks working in China with the full size guys..
Jun 23, 2011, 11:12 PM
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50mm f104


Cool..that looks like the small 104 I got the molds from Steve Neil..I want to make composits wings and tail molds for it...with the new power sets it should be a lot of fun..

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I have been working on one also. It will be around 40-50mm all composite. The fuse molds and canopy molds are done, the horizontal stab is half done. Here is the thread
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1346132
Jun 24, 2011, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by danj31 View Post
I have been working on one also. It will be around 40-50mm all composite. The fuse molds and canopy molds are done, the horizontal stab is half done. Here is the thread
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1346132
Nice fabrication on your 104.

I like to have retracts in my airframes, hence the larger size..

Funny thing about this model is a pretty small wing span get you a really big fuse.

Scott, see what you started up again.Well as we all try to impress ourselves, we all win.

Steve
Jun 24, 2011, 11:02 AM
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I'll be watching with great interest guys Love Starfighters!!!
Jun 24, 2011, 12:19 PM
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Steve,

An awesome project! I'm definitely signed on. If you're planning on selling kits, add me to the list of those interested.

Paul
Jun 24, 2011, 06:08 PM
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Thanks.

The rough draft, per se.

Now to true up all the formers, fill the spaces between the bulkheads with foam, hot wire trim, then shape.

All the while eye balling it to make sure it looks right too.

Steve


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