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Aug 16, 2017, 11:28 PM
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Less batteries. Every thing else is inside.
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Aug 17, 2017, 11:43 AM
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i read the article - very nice ! I am also counting on conservation of momentum, i believe once it gets going, the airframe will be good at not shedding speed, it will get light on the sticks, and i can make wide fast turns and climb into the vertical with speed. The take off run will be long, and we have the runway. Im looking forward to this.
Sep 02, 2017, 08:17 AM
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The vertical stab needed some smoothing for paint.

Super thin glass cloth (thanks Sally) then smoothing out all the tiny holes and voids driving the epoxy to fill it held down with tape has been working good so far. Driving out all the air bubbles.

I got 1/32 and 1/16 panel line tape. I will lay it over the carbon and use the black as my lines then pull it off after paint. I am going red on this airframe for high visibility. Missiles white and black trim on the trailing edges. Skunk on the vertical stab.
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Oct 02, 2017, 01:50 PM
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I realized that there's no such thing as final sanding
Oct 03, 2017, 02:23 AM
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Keep it up! Looking great so far.
Oct 03, 2017, 08:03 PM
Classic jets rule
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"wax on wax off "
Oct 03, 2017, 10:16 PM
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Morning sun helps to accelerate the curing. Centered, & sanded, going over what has been gone over, I am getting that feeling.
Oct 07, 2017, 09:52 AM
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Balancing, & nose cone lip. Panel lines were layed before paint, pulled the tape on one side.

i made a battery tray behind the nose wheel that perfectly fits the 8000mah 15C graphenes 12 cell battery
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Oct 14, 2017, 07:39 PM
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going in a different direction with the paint
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Oct 28, 2017, 11:33 AM
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Im using blue bird retract servos to control the main doors. The satellites will sit at the wing tips inside the missiles which are not cf. I'm also considering canting down the ailerons mixed with gear down for my final approach to reduce landing speed. This is my first paint I'm happy for now, but in the future I might sand it off and change to desert camo.
Oct 28, 2017, 12:17 PM
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cool work!
Oct 30, 2017, 09:31 PM
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Battery housing


Battery support made from the left over foam. The cone houses another foam crash barricade. 3lb 10 oz battery
Nov 05, 2017, 09:06 AM
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Taking a break with the sun valley fliers at their awesome site in awesome weather!
Nov 16, 2017, 02:11 AM
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some more taxi runs and I'm very very close
Nov 16, 2017, 02:38 AM
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Pins and needles!


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