Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
Old Aug 24, 2012, 07:31 PM
NitroCharged is offline
Find More Posts by NitroCharged
Team30 Micro EDF
NitroCharged's Avatar
Agreed.

You can see the images being viewed but like me - I don't want to look desperate posting" great job" "looking good" "wowie!" every single response. I'm following along and lovin' it.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Aug 24, 2012, 07:53 PM
danj31 is offline
Find More Posts by danj31
Registered User
Thanks for the encouragement, it helps a lot. I wish I had more time to devote to the project but usually I sneak in a little work here and there, then throw in a quick post in the middle of the night. I work a lot and the rest of my time goes to my family. Even though there is little time left it is very important for me to sneak into the workshop as a quiet stress relief every now and again. I must say I love to build, but I cannot wait to see this F-4 fly!
Old Sep 04, 2012, 02:01 PM
danj31 is offline
Find More Posts by danj31
Registered User
I built the parting plane for the other half of the intake mold. Now after the PVA dries and I add the other sides to it, then I can make the mold.
Old Sep 04, 2012, 09:20 PM
danj31 is offline
Find More Posts by danj31
Registered User
I finished making the sides and filled it up with tooling gel. Now to let it harden a little and then some glass.
Old Sep 05, 2012, 12:12 AM
GWS4CEO is offline
Find More Posts by GWS4CEO
Houng-wen Lin
GWS4CEO's Avatar
Very impressive to your project keep going on!

Wish to see your sucess result, eventually!
Old Sep 05, 2012, 09:33 AM
danj31 is offline
Find More Posts by danj31
Registered User
Hopefully it will fly sooner than later. I glassed the mold, now I will let it bake in the hot garage and see how the inside looks.
Old Sep 05, 2012, 06:07 PM
NitroCharged is offline
Find More Posts by NitroCharged
Team30 Micro EDF
NitroCharged's Avatar
Hello Mr. Lin, so good to see you in the micro edf jet forum!

Dan, the good thing about posting your progress is it gives followers an appreciation of how much work is involved to make a micro composite model.
Old Sep 05, 2012, 09:04 PM
danj31 is offline
Find More Posts by danj31
Registered User
Thanks, this project is mostly about the building (even though I am looking forward to the first toss). So far I am at 10 molds with 2 inlet/exhaust plugs to go! Here is the inlet molds with just a little trimming to go.
Old Sep 05, 2012, 09:31 PM
Hover or die is offline
Find More Posts by Hover or die
it wasn't me flying that plane
Hover or die's Avatar
Incredible work Dan!
Enjoying every pic...
When laying up parts do you prime the mold,paint or do you ever use your tooling jel for the first or second layer(after prime/paint)?
Or is it strictly for doing the outside layer of the molds?
Thanks..........Chris
Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:22 AM
danj31 is offline
Find More Posts by danj31
Registered User
This is a turning point in the project. I am going from making molds to making parts. The fuse molds are waxed with one layer of PVA. Next they get a light layer of primer. I tried just painting the molds but found the final jet to have a better finish when you prime and then paint the whole finished jet.
Old Sep 27, 2012, 11:22 AM
Launcher1024 is offline
Find More Posts by Launcher1024
Registered User
nice plane ,Could I know the weight ?
maybe you need a real tough motor on it.^_^
Old Sep 27, 2012, 07:29 PM
NitroCharged is offline
Find More Posts by NitroCharged
Team30 Micro EDF
NitroCharged's Avatar
Looking forward to it Dan.
Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:48 PM
danj31 is offline
Find More Posts by danj31
Registered User
I had to redo the coat of PVA, it got too thick in some corners and when it dried it pulled up. I sprayed on another coat of PVA and used little strips of paper towel to sop up any excess and that worked. After that dried I put on a light layer of primer.
Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:31 PM
stegla is offline
Find More Posts by stegla
Registered User
stegla's Avatar
Hi Dan,

Still watching your work.

Do you thin your PVA and what with? I thought I read that you just poured it in and swished it about a bit?

Steve
Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:44 PM
danj31 is offline
Find More Posts by danj31
Registered User
Thanks, I used to just apply it with a soaked towel. Now I use an automotive touch up gun. It provides a glassy finish but the vertical surfaces can get too much and run so I soak up the excess with small strips of paper towel before it dries.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Have the FMS F-4 Phantom 70mm Epo a Stringer throug the Wing? TheFastRacer1 Foamy EDFs 10 Oct 06, 2011 04:46 PM
Sold SOLD 70 mm twin f-4 phantom package lots of stuff here FLYBABE Aircraft - Electric - Jets (FS/W) 19 Aug 23, 2011 12:51 AM
Discussion Y/A F-4 phantom manual Dartman Fuel Jet Talk 3 Aug 07, 2011 03:45 PM
Discussion F 4 Phantom from Aerotec UK (help) giveitstick Pusher Prop Jet Models 0 May 14, 2011 10:30 AM
Sold Great Planes F-4 Phantom II Out of Production Kit MIB Very Nice! stevster Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 1 Apr 06, 2011 04:04 PM