Step by Step (Micro Composite Intake Ducts) - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Sep 26, 2012, 09:48 AM
it wasn't me flying that plane
Hover or die's Avatar

Step by Step (Micro Composite Intake Ducts)

I'm starting this thread for those interested in building their own intake ducts for their micro jet..
There are some real fiberglass masters on this site(AirSally comes to mind)but this is not needed to do a small project like this...maybe a little practice and patience though...
My plan is to cover every single step,with text and pictures..This will take a lot of the guesswork out of this project and allow more of you to build your own ducts..

I'm starting a micro scorpion and the ducts will be the focus of this thread..
Although there are many techniques to build ducts I feel like the way outlined here is pretty simple and within the grasp of most modelers..

This process will take a week to 10 days to finish so bare with me and we will get this project done...If you feel like anything is missed please let me know and I will add it to the first 3 post..

I'm going to start with some pics and will be filling in the text over the next few days as time allows...
Last edited by Hover or die; Oct 04, 2012 at 10:54 AM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Sep 26, 2012, 09:48 AM
it wasn't me flying that plane
Hover or die's Avatar
Saved for pics and text
Sep 26, 2012, 09:49 AM
it wasn't me flying that plane
Hover or die's Avatar
For pics and text 2
Sep 27, 2012, 11:32 PM
Registered User
Hover or Die,

There's been quite a few taking a peek. I guess once I get a set done, you'll have a lot more questions about your technique. I tried a short that didn't work, but I could see a set of ducts at 6g or lighter is within easy reach. Not much ventured, not much gained. Keep the pics comming. And good luck with the Viper maiden.

Oct 01, 2012, 06:11 PM
Addicted to building...
Freddie B's Avatar
Mini-how-to's are so cool. Thanks and keep up the great posts.

Oct 04, 2012, 11:00 AM
it wasn't me flying that plane
Hover or die's Avatar
Hey fellas,
Thank for stopping in...I have been a little under the weather over the last couple of days..With the little one n school it is like sending her to the germ pool daily for a dose of the bugs to bring home for mom and dad to tryout...lmao!

Chest colds go away relitively quick its just all the junk in your lungs that takes a month to finally go away..

I did finally get in there and fill in the text on the pics..
I plan to write the text up to the point f the pics today as well and should get back on the ducts tonight or tomorrow..

Thanks for being patient............Chris

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question Shape/area of intake duct at face of shroud BillO Scratchbuilt EDFs 12 Aug 23, 2012 04:55 PM
Found Intakes, ductings, intake lip for HAOYE 4,5" (115mm) EDF pajlotmato Aircraft - Electric - Jets (FS/W) 4 Nov 21, 2011 08:47 PM
Discussion My first composite build: Step by Step tommyeflight89 Composites Fabrication 7 Apr 29, 2006 07:10 PM