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Nov 26, 2017, 05:22 AM
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Sabreliner 65


With the success of the MU-2 the next step would be a jet. My friend John has the free wing A10 so we will build a business jet with the same power system and similar specs. All foam with light glass covering. Projecting all up weight at 12 lbs.
The 65 model has fan engines which is a good fit for EDF power.
The best part is that I have never seen one modeled!

Paul
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Nov 26, 2017, 05:26 AM
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Nov 26, 2017, 05:54 AM
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Nov 26, 2017, 10:26 AM
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ps2727,

Great subject! Gotta love the obscure. Should be a nice flying model.

Based on size of the writing utensils laying nearby, it looks like it's around 78" long. Wingspan? Should have a nice presence in the air.

Good luck, I will be following this one! Brad
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Nov 26, 2017, 12:47 PM
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I got to fly in a Rockwell corporate Saberliner from LAX to Huntsville Alabama years ago. Bob Hoover flew demos of a Saberliner at airshows. Good choice for a seldom modeled design. PS: I saw Hoover's "Ole Yaller" P-51 in the hanger before taking off in the Saberliner. Box lunches were served by a NAA exec en-route. I was one of a few passengers on a return flight to LAX in a DC-6
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Nov 26, 2017, 08:30 PM
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Thx guys, it's about 1/8 scale, span is 76".
Never saw Bob Hoover fly this Sabre but did get to see the Shrike. Great pilot and super guy!
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Nov 26, 2017, 09:22 PM
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Sabreliners are beautiful. I look forward to your progress.
Nov 27, 2017, 01:42 AM
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Nacelle progress. Each one is done in four parts. Carve and sand using guidelines and external templates. Each half took about 30 minutes to shape. I'm not an expert on EDF, just going to mimic the setup on the free wing A10. The plan is to glass the outer surface and maybe the duct.
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Nov 27, 2017, 04:52 PM
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Looks a lot like the A10 installation.
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Nov 27, 2017, 05:04 PM
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HI Paul
Nice work so far..cool subject again..
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Nov 27, 2017, 05:20 PM
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Thx Scott and Prowler.
We have a long list of airplanes to make that few will recognize!
I suppose that's what scratchbuilding is all about.
Fun!
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Nov 28, 2017, 12:34 PM
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Engine mount and pylon.
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Nov 28, 2017, 12:56 PM
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Off to a great start!
Nov 28, 2017, 02:22 PM
Onward and Upward.
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Did the Sabreliner use parts from the original F-86 Sabre?
Nov 28, 2017, 03:52 PM
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From what I have read it was named because the wing and tail parts looked similar to the F 86.
Don't think it shared any parts. Maybe someone here knows more?
Paul


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