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Dec 01, 2012, 05:03 AM
Flying Dutchman!
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Wow thats nice! Im realy like this way to build
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Dec 01, 2012, 08:32 AM
it wasn't me flying that plane
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Thanks friend!
Yes im going to have to pay closer attention to spinny things we sometimes mount on our jets..Its strange how they get hungry for a finger or two every now and then......lol.......yum yum!
I hope you had time to check the documentary...They are all great to watch and get the creative side of the brain stimulated!

Thanks for stopping in,always appreciated.....was curious if you did anything to your intake lip?

Corsair Nut,
A big thank you is in order..Its great to be able to chat with people that have "been there and done that"...I really appreciate you taking the time to explain what works and what doesn't......Its the greatest thing about rcgroups,,,being able to share knowledge save a lot of growing pains or should i say building pains....lol!Im sure the performance will be much better than trying to use the ducts with sharp edges..
Very much appreciated!

Thank you for the nice comment!

Im going to get the end of the duct primed and sanded a couple time this am and then will get started on finishing this beast...(did that sound right)

Thank you all for stopping through..................Chris
Dec 01, 2012, 09:38 AM
Addicted to building...
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First real nice intake lip work. A lot of careful sanding and it sure looks like it paid off. I bet waiting for the filler to dry was the hardest part. And yes the documentary on the Mirage is very cool. My favorite channel is still the Military channel when they run shows on aircraft (which has gotten more rare). Ready for paint? I'm jealous! Can't wait to see it.

Dec 01, 2012, 11:45 AM
Need 4 Speed!
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Originally Posted by Hover or die

Thanks for stopping in,always appreciated.....was curious if you did anything to your intake lip?
No prob! On the Electrolyte it gets blended in with the fuse.
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Dec 15, 2012, 08:46 AM
it wasn't me flying that plane
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Im getting closer...
All the christmas shopping and get togethers always slows you down this time of the year and now Im battling another one of those bugs from the schoolhose...
Headcold from hell is the only way to put it!

(Speaking of schools,I wanted to say Rest in peace little ones..What a horror unfolding in the northeast with the shooting of all those innocent little ones.What a monster to hurt children and taking the lives of so many for personal reasons is just sick!)

Back to the jet.....
The main things left are just the aileron linkages and sanding and a little spackle here and there....
I sanded away most of the lips off the ducts as they just looked to comical and I kept catching myself trying to give my jet a smooch...lol
So i sanded them down to where they blend really well with the fuse...
Speaking of the fuse,,,I just plain missed on this one with the main reason being the oversize fan i crammed in there...If i had used a 30 i could have dropped the rear deck towards the back of the fuselage and it would have looked more like the original..The larger exhaust just didnt allow the drop in the rear deck to be added and i had to leave it more level..
The little jet should be an excellent flier and i will try to maiden this weekend if possible..
First Im going to add a little more spackle and sand this thing back to shape andsmooth out the lines..I also went a little narrow with the fuse and this is mostly due to trying ducts that needed to be about 1/2" wider to allow a wider fuse...

A few pics....
Dec 15, 2012, 02:24 PM
Lee Liddle
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I think you`ve captured the Scorpion "look" very nicely. Not easy to do on a micro. Looks great.
Dec 19, 2012, 07:24 AM
it wasn't me flying that plane
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Ready for color!

Going to try my Testors paint markers on this one...

Thanks for the comment Lee...Cant wait to see what you come up with for the "70" challenge...
Its going to be fun watching..
Take care........Chris
Last edited by Hover or die; Dec 19, 2012 at 08:38 AM.
Dec 20, 2012, 01:40 AM
Team30 Micro EDF
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Looking good Chris!
Dec 20, 2012, 12:47 PM
it wasn't me flying that plane
Hover or die's Avatar
Thanks for stopping through...getting close...lol

Heres a little paint...The white will definitely need another coat to have a smooth appearance...
I have been thinking of doing black where the gray is now but so far just leaving as is and recoating where its needed...
I havent seen any scorpions in this type paint scheme but I think it has potential...
Plus I really like milatary schemes on jets...
Take care and will try to get some video when i get a few minutes to go
Last edited by Hover or die; Dec 20, 2012 at 01:23 PM.
Dec 20, 2012, 04:46 PM
Team30 Micro EDF
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Crikey! Will you be able to see it in front of tree lines?
Dec 21, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Good job thats very cool!
Jan 18, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Awesome jet. Looks awesome. Kind of reminds me of the ATG Javelin.

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