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Sep 16, 2018, 07:06 PM
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Glad to see the SU-27 project still going! It' a great EDF airframe and this is a really good looking rendition. The TU bits look awesome! My dream turboprop build is a E3 Hawkeye.
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Feb 17, 2019, 03:58 PM
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Hi John. Any progress on this beast?
May 09, 2019, 09:37 PM
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Progress is slow but I’ve been working on the ventral fins and hope to cut wing cores this month. To say that life has got into the way would be an understatement
Jun 15, 2019, 02:03 PM
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Wings


Finished cutting wing cores. This is a major milestone for me learning how to cut cores. Back in 2012. I bought a feather cut machine and 3 bows in anticipation of cutting these cores.

My buddy George Maiorana gave me a lesson and we cut some cores for my Tu-95 project. This really helped. Next I set up the feather cut and learned how to time it for a swept back trailing edge. Thatís neat how that machine works. Really not to hard to set up but there is a learning curve and I made plenty of mistakes.

I added guide wires to my templates and covered the edge with aluminum tape to prevent the wire from sticking. That worked good but doesnít last

I blew up a Su drawing and measured the washout. It ended up at 2 degrees so thatís what I went with. More progress to come but itís nice to be able to work in my shop again

John
Jun 15, 2019, 03:34 PM
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Nice work!!
Jun 15, 2019, 05:19 PM
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Good to see your making progress. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this bird turns out.
Jun 16, 2019, 02:01 PM
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Thanks Eric, I’m really enjoying getting back on the Su.


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