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Dec 27, 2011, 03:27 PM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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cut out templates and started tracing parts. ed....i think the robart struts and retracts will work. man if i were single id have this knocked out in no time.... you know...this might sound crazy....but after i cut out all the templates...it really didnt look thaaat big.....
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Dec 27, 2011, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by corsair nut
you know...this might sound crazy....but after i cut out all the templates...it really didnt look thaaat big.....
LOl..yeah I thought that also, but for some reason the immense size doesn't become apparent until the vertical stab is placed on. Then all of a sudden it reaches out and slaps you in the face then punches you in the stomach and say's hah..you like that..You wanted big well now you got big. Then it looks at you with this over inflated sense of entitlement and looks like it needs to be fed or it will get pissed. But take the vertical stab back off and she go's back to being a docile creature who loves it's mother.
Dec 27, 2011, 05:15 PM
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LOL. interesting synopsis.
Dec 28, 2011, 10:22 AM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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started cutting last night...ill post pics when i make some decent progress
Dec 28, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Can You guys post some pics of the tools..


I know you are doing a lot of sanding and shaping but what tools are you using to make the cuts etc. Or some video of you actually cutting the foam. Like how well you did the intakes etc.

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Dec 28, 2011, 03:35 PM
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I know you are doing a lot of sanding and shaping but what tools are you using to make the cuts etc. Or some video of you actually cutting the foam. Like how well you did the intakes etc.

P. Richards aka SwatTeam




Well I kind of build like a cave man but here is everything I used to get the fues as it is now.
Dec 29, 2011, 12:08 AM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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finished cutting the big parts today. will hopefully start gluing stuff together tomorrow...
Dec 29, 2011, 08:37 AM
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finished cutting the big parts today. will hopefully start gluing stuff together tomorrow...
Could you take more pics of the cut out parts etc?

I have plans on building a 6.5' long A-4 using JetSet44 technique, I feel I'll save some weight by light glassing or liquid sheeting....would love to know how you guys do your corners...is it just a matter of taking your time or do you use a template?

Thx
Dec 29, 2011, 09:13 AM
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The look on Andy's face the first time I showed him hot wire cutting (with a homemade bow)...it was a grin from ear to ear!
Dec 29, 2011, 11:30 AM
Capt. Z
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Could you take more pics of the cut out parts etc?

.would love to know how you guys do your corners...is it just a matter of taking your time or do you use a template?

Thx
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Originally Posted by Ed Waldrep
The look on Andy's face the first time I showed him hot wire cutting (with a homemade bow)...it was a grin from ear to ear!
Hi erh7771,

The 3 view drawings have cross sections. I marked the locations of the cross sections made templates and shaped those areas to match the template, then blended the rest by just eyeballing it. In the pic you can kinda see the lines drawn on the bottom of the fues marking were each template was to go.


Yeah Ed that was pretty cool.

Cool Brent!!! get us some pics when your ready. Man the more I look at this plane the more I like it..May favorite build ever for sure!!!
Dec 29, 2011, 12:01 PM
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Thanks Andy


I am very interested in your build and once I finish my B-2 I have some other huge projects in mind...

P. Richards aka SwatTeam
Dec 29, 2011, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by falcon5
LOl..yeah I thought that also, but for some reason the immense size doesn't become apparent until the vertical stab is placed on. Then all of a sudden it reaches out and slaps you in the face then punches you in the stomach and say's hah..you like that..You wanted big well now you got big. Then it looks at you with this over inflated sense of entitlement and looks like it needs to be fed or it will get pissed. But take the vertical stab back off and she go's back to being a docile creature who loves it's mother.
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Dec 29, 2011, 06:06 PM
deltas are cool
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i saw brents foam to day ....does'nt weigh too much.i was take'n back by the stabs ...there bigger than the wings on my 70mm F-20 ...going to need to balance those and use a serious servo.
Dec 29, 2011, 07:14 PM
deltas are cool
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we just cut some triangle stock by cutting 2x2 squareas of foam 4ft long ,then we tilted the blade 45Degres and cut the squares into 2 triangles 4 ft long ....we looked like a couple of smurf's....big olr smurf's
Dec 29, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY
we just cut some triangle stock by cutting 2x2 squareas of foam 4ft long ,then we tilted the blade 45Degres and cut the squares into 2 triangles 4 ft long ....we looked like a couple of smurf's....big olr smurf's
Sounds smurf tastic!! keep it up!!


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