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Aug 24, 2005, 08:02 PM
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33 inch WS Depron Mig 15

Since all my other airplanes are in this forum, I thought I'd pop this one in here too.
Mig 15, Ducted fan (GWS 400...) brushless motor, all up weight with lipo battey 14.8 oz.
I used my heat teated Depron technique to build the fuselage in six conical sections, glued together. The end result is a monooque fuselage, NO formers/bulkheads, just a tube.
It ended up as a ducted fan because I couldn't get a long enough prop shaft to clear the vertical fin without it being cantilevered too far and giving lots of vibration problems. First flight looked like it had a way aft CG. I used the front of the cockpit canopy as a cheater hole, copying an old P.E. Norman design, but it gave a lot of nose up effects as it turned the air into the fuselage.
Made a new canopy and hope to fly again tomorrow. Painted it as Chinese J-2.

By the way I found a neat site for soviet block (what's the PC term these days?) airplanes. You have to drill down by manufacturer then type, then country then you end up with neat three views in color with Humbrol paints to match.
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Aug 24, 2005, 08:49 PM
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love the site too... i'm in the process of building a few russian planes, so that site is just perfect. thanks.
any chance of you posting plans of the MiG-15?
Aug 24, 2005, 08:57 PM
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Congrats, on another gem...

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Aug 24, 2005, 09:30 PM
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You've done it again Ivor. Beautiful rendition. Please quit raising the bar.
Thanks for the site, it's great.

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Aug 24, 2005, 09:46 PM
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Beautiful job on the MiG and the Super Saber........I know Beanie has asked for plans for the MiG......if it is possible put me on the list too!!!
Aug 24, 2005, 09:54 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement.
I want to make sure the Mig flies well before posting the plans. They are ready to go, just waiting to see if I need some final touches based on flying the beast.

Aug 24, 2005, 10:03 PM
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good luck!
any chance for video?
Aug 24, 2005, 10:06 PM
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Aug 26, 2005, 07:41 AM
Fly Brushless!
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Fuelsguy, beautiful job as always! What a cool plane.
Aug 26, 2005, 01:37 PM
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Just saw this......very, very nice......geez

Aug 27, 2005, 03:24 PM
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NICE MIG...definitely one to build, so many color schemes!!

Thanks for the great foam forming technique, I'll be trying it this winter on a few bigger models.

Aug 27, 2005, 08:42 PM
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Looks good Ivor ... again!

Aug 31, 2005, 01:06 PM
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I'll be watching for the plans too. Great job on the color scheme!
Aug 31, 2005, 01:22 PM
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That would look great in bright red, awsome job.

Sep 08, 2005, 08:07 PM
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Any new developements on this bird?

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