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Old Feb 09, 2002, 07:44 PM
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My Firefox project


Hi,
I finally got the plans for my Firefox EDF contest entry far enough along to get them plotted. This is the plane from the Clint Eastwood movie by the same name. It's not an actual plane, but I've always though it looked really great. I don't remember ever seeing an R/C model of it attempted outside of the one for the movie, so I decided to give it a shot. I cut some of the wing parts and started construction today. Attached are some pics of my progress so far. It doesn't look like much yet, but with the next 4 days off for the Mardi Gras holiday( I guess that gives away my location) it should start to take shape very quickly. I have both of my MF480 fan units and Speed 480 BB race motors and most of the hardware that I'll need. I'm not sure whether I'll Monokote it or glass and paint it yet, but I have some time before that decision must be made. The lite ply mount for the fan units that I have imbedded into the wing will allow a range of 3" so that the fan units can be moved in order to help with any CG problems. The wing will be fully sheeted with 1/16" balsa. Well, that's it for now. Back to cutting and glueing and watching the Olympics.

Joe
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Old Feb 09, 2002, 11:05 PM
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Looks like an interesting project! I love seeing concept/experimental aircraft models built

Keep us posted!
Old Feb 11, 2002, 08:21 AM
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ooooh!!! Mig 31

Old Feb 11, 2002, 10:29 AM
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I have always loved the "Firefox" as well, and have read the book as well at the follow up to it in the series. Question: Is the aiflow to the fan going to be cleaned up any, as I see the spars running right through the CL of the fans?
Old Feb 13, 2002, 02:43 AM
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Here is my Firefox

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Old Feb 13, 2002, 09:36 AM
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Re: My Firefox project


Quote:
Originally posted by slowjoe170
Hi,
I finally got the plans for my Firefox EDF contest entry far enough along to get them plotted. This is the plane from the Clint Eastwood movie by the same name. It's not an actual plane, but I've always though it looked really great. I don't remember ever seeing an R/C model of it attempted outside of the one for the movie, so I decided to give it a shot. I cut some of the wing parts and started construction today. Attached are some pics of my progress so far. It doesn't look like much yet, but with the next 4 days off for the Mardi Gras holiday( I guess that gives away my location) it should start to take shape very quickly. I have both of my MF480 fan units and Speed 480 BB race motors and most of the hardware that I'll need. I'm not sure whether I'll Monokote it or glass and paint it yet, but I have some time before that decision must be made. The lite ply mount for the fan units that I have imbedded into the wing will allow a range of 3" so that the fan units can be moved in order to help with any CG problems. The wing will be fully sheeted with 1/16" balsa. Well, that's it for now. Back to cutting and glueing and watching the Olympics.

Joe

Very good idea indeed!!!!
Please, keep us informed,ok?
Thanks!
Cesar
Old Feb 13, 2002, 09:43 AM
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a little bit of foam bashing on that twinjet and a guy could do it all too easy!
Old May 14, 2004, 02:36 PM
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Heres my firefox. Built it from correx for slope soaring. Always loved the plane. Got both books and am trying to get the dvd. Buzz if you want more pics.
Old Mar 17, 2005, 08:04 AM
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Hows this progressing Sloejoe?
Old Mar 18, 2005, 04:46 AM
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I have always loved that movie, best of luck on the Firefox!!!
Old Mar 19, 2005, 02:03 AM
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well seeing as Slowjoe's last activity was : Apr 20, 2003

I would say it's NOT progressing


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