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Old Jan 02, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Sweet! Love your big jets. Should be no problem to hand launch. I did some tests with my Eurofighter before starting to paint it, and we got it up to around 17 pounds (from 13) with no change in the ease of launch.

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Old Jan 02, 2013, 10:55 PM
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Hans, I must be too buried into the build cuz I didn't even notice the sign. Pretty kewl.

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Looking forward to watching this one progress...


What paint scheme(s) are you looking at Hans?
Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:23 AM
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andy are you coming to seff this year again?

what are the dates again? i need to set this in stone...

maybe we can fly out together andy, from vegas
Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:26 AM
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Nut - SEFF dates April 22 - 28

Wanna see you there. Gonna have a F4U to fly.

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Looking forward to watching this one progress...


What paint scheme(s) are you looking at Hans?
I will love this baby in every paint scheme.
But blond upps I mean desert camo would be sweet.

HJ
Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Gotta love a desert camo or my next choice would be a winter camo they do up in Alaska. I will be doing my CBM in one or the other. Build is looking good John as always.
Old Jan 03, 2013, 02:05 PM
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andy are you coming to seff this year again?

what are the dates again? i need to set this in stone...

maybe we can fly out together andy, from vegas


The F-16 is looking great John.

I prabbaly won't make it to SEFF this year wingman...
Old Jan 03, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Yeah, weight won't be a problem. I just want it light so I don't have to go massive with the power and run a big a$$ prop on the back. I have enough scars on my right hand some small ones.

Thanks Andy,
But there sure isn't much to look at yet.

STILL waiting for my tubes.I called and they think they have been delayed because of Xmas traffic. Don't want to go to far on the rear section until they get here and I can set them.
Meanwhile, I've started skinning some. I put more formers in some spots later. Pics show the glue strips to make skinning easier. Once the skins are on I cut the bulkheads out, more interior of the "crutch" will be removed later.
It's going to take awhile to skin this monster.

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 04:48 PM
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As far as color schemes Hans, is this what you mean?

And a couple of pics of my 1/10th scale pusher at SEFF 2008. Can't remember who photoshopped the pic. Pretty cool trick though.

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 05:54 PM
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What glue do you use for the foam?
Old Jan 03, 2013, 06:15 PM
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What glue do you use for the foam?
looks like weight Gorilla Glue, J uses it a lot depending on the application. For something like this it works well for filling the gaps up. This is handy because your cuts don't have to be so perfect to get a good hold and it still sands well if needed.

J do you do anything to bend the foam like that I have never tried it as the stuff I get is to thick to bend, most common is 2'x8' 1.5" thick sheets, I have seen up to 6" thick.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 07:02 PM
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Yes J, that would be great!! Here is a closer look to ne.
HJ

Old Jan 03, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Yep, Pinky has it right Ace. I use a lot of white Gorilla glue. I can glue a panel, tape it down and it has set up enough in less than an hour to remove the masking. It's great for this application. Also easy to slice off or dig out any excess prior to sanding. CA glue isn't so easy IMHO. I only use CA when I have to.

Pinky,
I use a piece of plastic pipe to roll the foam against my belly to get the curl needed. GGRN taught me that trick quite a few years ago. But fanfold is 1/4" thick and just works splendidly in these type builds. Again, I think it is much easier to bend than depron, no heat or fancy things needed for it. Just a nice big belly.

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Old Jan 04, 2013, 02:57 AM
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Hi John !

nice that you started a new thread, each time is a source of wonderful tips&tricks from you , thanks !

Don't know if you've already explained, but how do you cut the panels in the correct shape ? It looks like when you glue the panels, they are already nice fitted on the former shape, you develop the shape or you put a large panel and then cut away the excess ?

I ask this because one time i've tried to cut a flat developed shape for a panel that has compound curves and it was a failure, never fitted right

thanks
Dave


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