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Nov 15, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Final sculpting and sanding done!! Ready for cover ,primer and paint. I think she looks GREAT!! Hopefully maiden this weekend...and yes ...will try for video!
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Nov 15, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Looks great man. Those little pen intakes for the esc are cool.
Nov 15, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Those vents for the ESC look good, like they were part of the design. Great job! Have you weighed it yet, how much does it weigh?
Nov 15, 2012, 03:11 PM
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My son is starting a 70mm EDF Bandit at 120%. I'll have to show him your work
Nov 15, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Thanx for the compliments guys. Stinger and Sixfins...those scoops are gonna work soo good with my paint theme, I know you'll like it. Alphea...I was gonna do the 120% at first...but decided to stuff the 70mm into the 109%. Should be quick.
Thanx again to all for ideas and input.
Nov 16, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Bandit weighs in(pre-cover and paint...but flight-ready) at 2.6lbs. So I checked the Meteor ...2.6lbs ...weighed both planes 3 times each !! Bandit will go up a bit after cover and paint. Coulda been lighter, but I did go heavy here and there. Very happy..does feel a bit nose heavy. COG at 2 3/4" back from leading. Plans say 2.85"...not far off at all.
Nov 16, 2012, 08:44 AM
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I always go forward a bit from most plans COG. Mine always end up being tail heavy when I use the plan COG.
Nov 16, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Walt said that his battery is in he "V"...LOL...I hope I don't have to move mine back that far...if at all....lots of headaches. She balances well right now, but flight test will tell.
Nov 16, 2012, 09:47 AM
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I was looking forward to building this bird but my gf bought me a phase 3 ef16. Had to get the whole power setup for that, so now i'm breaking even on my planes/ edf's for them. With pushers you can finish the whole plane just about before putting any electronics in, but edf's aren';t the case and don't want a half finished plane sitting around forever so I'll prolly just wait. I put a 6x4 prop on the front of one of my 55mm foamy jets yesterday cause I don't have an edf for it. Also thinking about putting a prop on the front of my tomhe f22 that was an edf but its power system got robbed for the schumate 22. Still leaves me with 1 plane without a power system. I do kinda miss my pusher prop days. Can get a motor and esc combo for like 20-30 bucks. I used to build planes left and right. Think I was up to like 20 or so at one time, and only ever flew some of them a couple times.
Nov 16, 2012, 10:01 AM
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I love this bird. It's a shame you can't get a build going for one Stinger. I'd consider building a second one, now that I know where I could make things better and lighter. I am really looking forward to seeing how the scoops work . Paint scheme is gonna be a winner as well.
Nov 16, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Do you airbrush or use cans? I finally got an aircompressor last night after not having one for a couple years. Went to use my airbrush and its all clogged up. Could barely get any paint out of it. Hopefully I can get it unclogged today. Tired of looking at these blue planes.
Nov 16, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Cans...for now.Krylon Short-Cuts. With the budget that I had set(and destroyed), I wasn't going to buy an airbrush set-up. Want one....YES! Will have one....Hopefully.
Nov 16, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Sponge brush em. At 10 ft and 80 MPH no one will ever know.
Nov 16, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by RogueAce
Cans...for now.Krylon Short-Cuts. With the budget that I had set(and destroyed), I wasn't going to buy an airbrush set-up. Want one....YES! Will have one....Hopefully.
Craig, wife got me a nice airbrush for Christmas a couple years back, an Iwata Eclipse, man, I wouldn't take anything for it!! W
Nov 16, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Still trying to get the gunk out of mine. May end up just buying a new one


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