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Jan 14, 2003, 10:47 PM
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el bandito construction & flying thread


view of the fuse. it comes in 4 pieces. aft end is off here
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Jan 14, 2003, 10:49 PM
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cockpit view. yellow housing is for the main wing joiner.
Jan 14, 2003, 10:50 PM
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intake view
Jan 14, 2003, 10:52 PM
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outlet view (the blow end)
Jan 14, 2003, 10:53 PM
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About time you started a building thread.
Thanks Gregg, this will be a great one.

Steve
Jan 14, 2003, 10:55 PM
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main fuse joint. for fan access etc. 5 tapered screws hold it together. on the bottom you can see the countersunk hole so the screw mounts flush with the fuse........gregg
Jan 15, 2003, 12:47 AM
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That Schubi looks goos tucked in there, are the intakes installed or are they part of the 4 part fuselage . expect to see at least one posting of photos per day.....Kidding....
Semper Fi
Joe

Maybe I'll pick up one of these Rockets
Jan 15, 2003, 09:58 AM
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Looks So clean...So what color scheme are you going to go with? HI VIS?

I guess that wing must be pretty thin too on that thoroughbred, after seeing the special wheels Ralf had to make up for the El Bandito.

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Jan 15, 2003, 10:05 AM
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Joe: the intakes are installed seperately. they are preformed and install easily.

Gordon: red/white is high vis for me.root thickness is 22-3mm at the high point........gregg
Jan 20, 2003, 10:42 AM
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a few more pic's
frt fan former with schubi
Jan 20, 2003, 10:43 AM
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rear fan former in aft fuse
Jan 20, 2003, 10:44 AM
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rear fuse connectors
Jan 20, 2003, 10:45 AM
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vertical fin & rudder assy
Jan 20, 2003, 11:10 AM
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Great thread Gregg

Let me come with a small advice,In the aft fuse where the elevator servos are to be installed ,the fuse is very thin and a bit flexy ,i had some flutter on the first flight and traced it to the flexing elev servos.I stiffened it with a carbon mat and the problem dissapeared.What to you plan for covering the wings?
The leading edge is made of very light balsa and i suggest
you saturate it with cyano to harden it.I got some dents in them
and had to repair it,but then again i landed in hard snow.
otherwise its perfect,you will enjoy it very much .what will power it?

Terje S
Jan 20, 2003, 11:21 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by terjes
Great thread Gregg

Let me come with a small advice,In the aft fuse where the elevator servos are to be installed ,the fuse is very thin and a bit flexy ,i had some flutter on the first flight and traced it to the flexing elev servos.I stiffened it with a carbon mat and the problem dissapeared.What to you plan for covering the wings?
The leading edge is made of very light balsa and i suggest
you saturate it with cyano to harden it.I got some dents in them
and had to repair it,but then again i landed in hard snow.
otherwise its perfect,you will enjoy it very much .what will power it?

Terje S
Terje: thanks for the advice!
i planned on glassing the wing/stab/fin. with the built in hinges, i'm not sure about how to do this on the upper surfaces.

hacker b50-16L for power.............gregg


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