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Dec 26, 2013, 10:32 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Lockey:
The changes to the plans make the fuselage lines more pleasing to the eye.
Are you going to up date the plans?
walt
Sure will Walt as soon as I have them finished, I am also re-doing the formers so the outer skin isn't a lot too long and one thing seems to change another ... but am getting there

The old plans work OK, with only a couple of mistakes but the new ones should be a bit better

Sizing etc stays the same, just the aesthetics ... so should fly the same as the one I am building.

Can't wait to take the small one out again as i have removed the tapered, reduced exhaust tube as I think (if its the same as the tests I did) it may have a bit more thrust now without it

Bigger one is almost finished, and am waiting for 2 x 60 amp ESC's to arrive from HK in Sydney and 2 x 3000 /4s batteries for the dual 64 mm fans

Lockey
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Dec 27, 2013, 12:47 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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New plans posted on #1 post

I need someone to test the build .... PLEASE

I have done a lot of changes and have added an extra fomer to the first 3 formers (F2 .. F3 .. F4) to make it easier to glue the front panels on

Lockey
Dec 28, 2013, 05:50 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Bit more today, attached the wings and did a bit of painting (not really my forte but something like camouflage isn't too bad, doesn't have to be great

Just need to finish the cockpit and paint the underside in a light blue and add a couple more decals... finish off the electrics and she is ready to go

Lockey
Dec 30, 2013, 02:36 PM
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I'm gonna give this one a go . I got two 64 mm fans waiting for the right airframe.
Dec 30, 2013, 06:42 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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I'm gonna give this one a go . I got two 64 mm fans waiting for the right airframe.
Good on yea mate, hope you enjoy the build, please post some pics of the build

Let me know if you find any mistakes or problems in the patterns .. or if you have any constructive criticisms

Lockey
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Dec 31, 2013, 06:41 PM
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10-4. Thanks for the plans
Jan 01, 2014, 07:06 PM
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I managed to get in a set of cuttings today.
All four sheets !
3mm, 2 ea 6mm depron and the MPF.

Only one mishap that I managed to correct already.

Foamys used to be simple and easy but Tony, you've turned them into a
technically challenging build with more parts than a Swiss Watch.

Very impressive.to say the least.

Happy New year

Bob
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Jan 01, 2014, 07:32 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Originally Posted by birdofplay
I managed to get in a set of cuttings today.
All four sheets !
3mm, 2 ea 6mm depron and the MPF.

Only one mishap that I managed to correct already.

Foamys used to be simple and easy but Tony, you've turned them into a
technically challenging build with more parts than a Swiss Watch.

Very impressive.to say the least.

Happy New year

Bob
Hoosier Cutout Service ( bing it )
Thanks Bob ... trouble is, I like my models to at least resemble the real thing and not just a slab of foam ...

Maybe I should make them a little simpler ? eh !!

Lockey
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Jan 01, 2014, 08:14 PM
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I copyed the plans into CorelDraw and then exported them into my flexi8. I can now draw them with the plotter any size I need. PM me your addy Lockey and I'll send you some vinyl Decals for your efforts.
Jan 01, 2014, 08:20 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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I copyed the plans into CorelDraw and then exported them into my flexi8. I can now draw them with the plotter any size I need. PM me your addy Lockey and I'll send you some vinyl Decals for your efforts.
Very kind of you mate, will PM you my address

Cheers

Lockey
Jan 01, 2014, 08:37 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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I painted the underside of the plane and it turned out like crap ...

I used to spay paint cars many moons ago, but I can't get the hang of painting water colours with a tiny airbrush ... any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated ... what are you guys using for painting your models ...

As you know, I usually use colored tape and water slide decals for most of my models

Lockey
Jan 01, 2014, 08:44 PM
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Try this


Some people use "Windshield Washer Fluid" to thin the water based paint with instead of water.
Try that .
It may help with the problem of water based paint on basically plastic.
Jan 02, 2014, 06:18 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Some people use "Windshield Washer Fluid" to thin the water based paint with instead of water.
Try that .
It may help with the problem of water based paint on basically plastic.
Thanks Wade ... will try it

also ... Sorry, I forgot to mark the CG on the plans so here it is ... I advise starting at the front one (100 mm) and work from there ... see pics

Lockey
Jan 02, 2014, 10:12 AM
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Man that is some awesome work! And another Aussie too! Nice one.
I would love to build a micro version with the two 30mm fan units I have on the shelf.
Are there any DXFs around that I can mod and use to cut this at work on the CNC router?

Wow, looking at your blog you build some nice stuff. And to think that you made your first scratch foamie in 2012. Very impressed.
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Jan 02, 2014, 11:37 AM
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Roto:

What I do is grab all the SURFACES in CAD and then ask CAD to give me Curves from the OUTLINES or Borders.

Then those can be manipulated and offset for router use and exported as DXF.

It's a lot of tedious processing but easier than designing the whole thing in 3D.

I have NOT done the small one yet.

Bob
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