F-106 Delta Dart HotWire/Maiden Completed/Video Added - Page 3 - RC Groups
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Jan 31, 2013, 06:55 PM
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another cool project!
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Jan 31, 2013, 07:19 PM
EDF rules... :)
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I use a copper/aluminum tube sharpened on one end to push thru the foam to cut the hole for the wire to fit into the duct or fuselage cavity. Just about everything else you outlined in your highlighted post is parallel to what I learned and figured out. BTW just twist the tube as you push it in and it cuts a hole pretty clean.

Eric B.
Feb 01, 2013, 01:50 AM
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I like that method too. works awesome. I've also heated it with a Bic lighter and that works good too, but you gotta watch out for burning the foam.
Feb 01, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by D_FAST
Lmeano, glad you popped in.

I fallowed that thread, using it now for reference.

I touched base on some of my steps in another thread



Thanks for the reference links. I want to try that, your cut pieces look great. I recently acquired hot wire equipment for wing cutting and a wire cut table for fuse sections. I will be in touch for some section patterns to try out. Rock on with the Dart it looks great!!!

Feb 01, 2013, 06:44 PM
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yeah, I wouldn't mind one of these birds in my stable. they are so cool.
Feb 06, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Very nice. I love the 106
Mar 30, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Juggling a lot of different projects lately.

Got this back onto the table yesterday. Got the power system all fine tuned, checked ,double check,triple check and installed. As its a one time install,

I wrapped this design as tight as i could to the power system. So im dealing with 2-3mm wall thickness around the shroud So no hatch.

This was installed before gluing the remaining sections together.
Ill come back later and cut out an area for the esc and wire routing.

I increased my wing chord thickness after the intial cad work.
So if i choose i can install These mini retracts at a later date.

Got the wood roots install onto the Fus, with the new chord thickness i laminated some 3mm derpon and sanded to the root rib to blend it all in.

The wing cores got there wood treatments around the LE,TE and root.

Now to get some filler on her and get to glassing.
Mar 30, 2013, 11:51 PM
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hatch tackled, Ill line it with balsa later, spars figured out, got the rudder all done as well.

Ready for fill.

11oz with unit installed.
Last edited by D_FAST; Mar 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM.
Mar 31, 2013, 12:15 AM
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I was hoping for some pics - looking great!
Mar 31, 2013, 08:15 AM
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sweet. Phil
Mar 31, 2013, 10:44 PM
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Looking sweet D!!!
Apr 01, 2013, 07:29 AM
EDF rules... :)
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Originally Posted by unclecrash
Looking sweet D!!!
+1, good to see you back into this project.
I have been a little under the weather and this will help kick start me.

Eric B.
Apr 02, 2013, 01:51 PM
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thanks guys. not much going on to show off.
Unless you all like watching epoxy dry, as much as me. :P
Apr 02, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Very nice D.
The 106 has been on my list for a long time, need to get around to it.


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