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Old Jul 12, 2012, 03:29 AM
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EXELENT Walt!
Wachya gonna build next? ever finish your Phantom?
keep me posted on your next one.

Joe
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Lt, you didn't jump in that's what these threads are all about, sharing projects, learning, and having fun, thanks for the comments. Joe, thanks, will start the thread today or tomorrow, and nope I haven't finished the F4 yet,, seems I work a little on it then it sets, I'll get it finished one day, hopefully soon... W
Old Jul 12, 2012, 04:12 PM
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just thought I would post one more video of the Phantom flying after getting its paint job. I love this jet!

Joe




painted phantom (4 min 55 sec)
Old Jul 12, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Hello
Barrels and loops are possible, they
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 05:13 PM
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oh yeah barrels and loops are possible, Iam still a little rusty on the sticks, I was away from RC for 10 years until recently...Iam getting it back, just taking my time getting used to being in the air again

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Old Jul 13, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Nice flight Joe, looks good in the air! w.
Old Jul 13, 2012, 01:26 PM
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thanks Walt,
some of my landings are still a little funky, but Iam getting better

Joe
Old Jul 14, 2012, 04:26 PM
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hey joe
Thought I'd let you know I have scaled your plans up and may install two 70 mm cs10's. Built up wing for retracts, flaps, ailerons, elevator and rudder. Will let you know how I make out.
Kim
Why don't you do a build thread? I would love to see how you do a larger one and I bet many others would too!
Old Jul 14, 2012, 10:02 PM
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Hi Billo
Will consider build thread. I have always liked the F4 and I like sloper's technique. His turned out nice. I scaled his drawings 140% mainly for fitting retracts. I use a fibreglass/foam/fibreglass sandwitch in most of my builds and prefer a built up wing and tail feathers. I have a jetset44 F15 and a scratch me 262 on the go right now. ( both for fans ). Since I am retired now, I may get a start in a month or so.
....gotta love this stuff.

Kim
Old Jul 14, 2012, 11:05 PM
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ditto...
Old Jul 21, 2012, 01:22 AM
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Great build Joe! I didn't see an answer to my question so I am going to ask it. I am curious to know how you are joining your pieces. I think you said epoxy, if so does it sand well with the foam or do you have a special trick for having such a nice finish product? I don't see any tabs so I assume these are all butt joints?

Thanks!
Old Jul 21, 2012, 02:55 AM
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yep I used epoxy squeegied on and use alcohol wipes to clean off any that squishes out of the joint. I know alot of folks poopoo epoxy but if you dont over do it useing it its doesnt add alot of weight. I've tried CA but it just seems to be to brittle for foam.
and yes all the joints on the Phantom are butt joints.
as far as sanding it sands fine, if you sand when the epoxy is still "green" it will smooth out nicely, I will generally sand after the epoxy has set for 1/2hr or so, good and strong joint but still soft enough to sand out easily.

so there ya go, I am a taboo builder...

Joe
Old Jul 21, 2012, 03:00 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I have recently started building with epoxy and have been thrilled with the bond power. I have found it a bit tough to sand but after your comment about squeeging and wiping the excess I think I will have better luck. I have been planning on stacking the dollar tree foam and after seeing your results I definitely will be trying it! Great job sir and thanks for posting your build log... very informative!
Old Jul 21, 2012, 03:15 AM
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hey no problem, just to be clear I dont use epoxy to laminate, I use Loktite 200 spray adhesive for that

Joe
Old Jul 21, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Joe, great job on the F4 would love to see more vid perhaps a little closer in.


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