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Jun 01, 2016, 04:50 PM
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55mm EDF fan nacelle


This fan nacelle fits a 55mm duct but since the inlet is tapered there is some "fudge room".
this category seem to be the best fit this product and I only tooled up for it because I have others on the website ( 90mm, 70mm. )

I think I'll test it on an EDF striker so it will look like a bobcat.

The shape would look right on a scratch built A-10 , 737 or 757.
At any rate its better than simply strapping the fan unit to a plane.

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Jun 01, 2016, 04:56 PM
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Its not too hard to assemble since there are only three parts.
You start by marking the trim lines.
I would mold the lines into the part but that would surely make it hard to see. pencil marks are much easier.

Rough trim the nacelle sides with scissors.
Lay a sharpened pencil on its side and mark the side that does not have the step. molded in step.
Jun 01, 2016, 04:58 PM
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The next trim line is the inlet ring.
This time place the pencil on a piece of 1/8 inch stock.
I used light ply here.
Jun 01, 2016, 05:01 PM
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Trim some of the forward end of the nacelle halves away to avoid a poor fit of the inlet ring.
I took off 1/4 inch .
Bond the nacelle halves together at one seam only using model airplane cement.
Jun 01, 2016, 05:06 PM
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install the inlet ring and spread the halves to check that the edge meets the step in the second half.
You should be very close.
A little block sanding should be all you need.

The rest is up to you.
In the past I have bonded the fan unit to the inlet ring then used silicone to bond the ring to the nacelle.

When I modify my striker I'll be back to show how I managed the nacelle.


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