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Aug 22, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Hi Steve. ok! ....but I think I know how to proceed. "You correct me if I'm wrong!" in practice I would use the frames to as photos and then make lie elsewhere .. you think I can be a viable solution?
p.s this is the my photos plans wich polistyrene frames.
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Aug 22, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SCALECRAFT
I used the same pics.

But if I were to start again, I would use the 3views shown on the site called Fiddelersgreen F-104. Had I used the 3views shown there it would have been less work with the one extra lofting position at the wing root TE. That would make your intake easier to fabricate correct.

There is also a paper model the guy shows, it shows a good perspective on shapes if intake was flat sheet.

I would post the link, but my kid is the one that help me with that. I haven't got that link thing down yet.

Here ya go....
Aug 22, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Thanks vettster.

at looks good, if you want the correct taper of the intake as it goes towards to TE, I would use the "F" bulkhead/pattern off the 3views from the link for grubbyfingers that vettster placed here. It looks like your cutting the fuse sides without the intakes on them. That may work better than what i did. After 3 different cuts of foam, with intakes without intakes, I used the ones with the intakes and worked them into the proper taper.

With the patterns from the 3views you ( and I used) the intake takes additional work to taper down to zero at the TE. i hope yours is less work than mine has been to get the right look.

What size is yours. And will it be composite or flying foam?

Last edited by SCALECRAFT; Aug 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM.
Aug 23, 2012, 03:50 AM
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Steve i have the plans for building an F-104"G" in 1/10.35 scale but this is slightly more 'larger than 1 mm. this is an Master for composite mold..... however there will be a lot of work to be done.
p.s ok i try to use the "F" frame for built the central section.
after build this part please can say me if this is look good? thk
Last edited by at-6 texan; Aug 23, 2012 at 04:45 AM.
Aug 23, 2012, 04:58 AM
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Please Steve let me the yours E-mail so i can send you something files
Aug 24, 2012, 11:18 AM
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today i'm very happy. i find 3 photo's to F-104 where is looking good the section central to fuselage. "BINGOOOO!!!"
in practice and as I had thought: namely, that the frame # 14 which connects to the frame # 13 creating a cone and the frame # 13 to # 9 frames another cone, from 9 up to 6 remain unchanged with the frame # 6. if we have the possibility to exclude On the fuselage the air intakes from the fuselage would realize that section are nothing but circles. and air intakes other semicircles that are passing away to the ordered # 13. in practice for first make we build the internal frames order and then the semicircular air intakes to be connected in accordance with pictures.
Aug 24, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Pretty much like that.

If you look past the forward intake connection joint and only look at the back section, looks pretty simple.

Semi circles yes, but.......Just beware of the boundary layer (gap) at the fuse and forward intake. and take into consideration the shock cone tapered gap (Page 14, post #207) at fuse and equal distance from outer lip of intake. While incorporating all that into the fuse and boundary layer. An easy way would be to just eliminate the gap.

I am going with accurate forward intake. This takes a bit of patience.

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Aug 24, 2012, 03:19 PM
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steve yes ok!.
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Nov 09, 2012, 09:45 PM
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Hi All

Yes, it's been awhile.

So my mother in law sees this 104 in my work shop and asks "not done yet?"

Mother in law.

So I started making the shape corrections from my use of a bad layout drawing on the bulkhead positions. Also, I re-did the top spine 4 times. Too big 1/2 round to too small 1/2 round. Then finally the correct curved "A" shape was made and attached.

Not much to show at this point except the beginning of some of the initial details.

One of many louvered vents and a few of the hatches. Panel lines to come along with some of the big screws and piano hinge look at certain locations ie, rudder.

Glass fuse by end of year.

Excuse the messy desk. My mother in law also commented on that.

The louvered vent was made from taking a light glass tape and pulling a mold off a large HVAC zip tie. Look at any zip tie and you'll see what pattern I'm talking about

Last edited by SCALECRAFT; Nov 09, 2012 at 10:06 PM.
Nov 09, 2012, 11:53 PM
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been there done this .....and your table looks just like mine did while doing the F-20 ,i think we talked for a bit at big jolt ,'s take working on it every day even if it is just 1 hour.most guys have no idea how much effort it takes to make plugs ,parting planes and molds.looking good keep at it .
Nov 10, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Glad to see you are back on it Steve! Clever use of the zip tie!

I'm looking forward to seeing more progress.

Nov 10, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Thanks guys.

Yes AirSally we did talk a bit. Your all composite F-20 looked very well done. Big or small, from drawing to flight is a bit of work. Have to really stick with it.

Nov 12, 2012, 10:32 PM
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A few pics on the detail part.

Hard to see is the 1/64" crepe tape that will be removed once the final white paint coat is applied. Then the alum tape panels/hatches applied to the white, then into the parting board.

The silver marker is the rough location of the details. Some will be alum tape panels some will be lines.

The scale rudder hinge was made by my wife's vinyl cutter. that detail is how all the moving surfaces are hinged with. Unfortunately, the wings hinge detail is on the bottom.

I have not put a wing fairing on the fuse to allow me to use different wings. The ultimate wing will be as thin as possible to allow max speed and still be able to land. Will have LE and TE flaps to help. Theoretically speaking at least.

Last edited by SCALECRAFT; Nov 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM.
Nov 13, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Looks good Steve....I really need to get cranking to catch up..
Nov 13, 2012, 12:46 AM
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awsome hinge detail

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