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Sep 20, 2005, 01:19 PM
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Yak-50 EPP PSS (Build Thread)


Build Thread for custom built EPP PSS Yak-50.

Wingspan: 48" (from a Patton Aircraft P51B)
Length: 33"
Wing Area: 414 sq. in.
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Sep 20, 2005, 01:27 PM
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yakflight, you rock. Can't wait to see this one come together. How did you cut the fuse profile?
Sep 20, 2005, 01:33 PM
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HAAAAHAAAA!! You're building a mini me of 227W! Make sure you put in a smoke system and a graphic of the Russian Roulette Air Combat Group patch. Here are some pics for reference.
Sep 20, 2005, 02:08 PM
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Cutting Fuse


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Originally Posted by Reed
yakflight, you rock. Can't wait to see this one come together. How did you cut the fuse profile?
First made an outline of the plane including cannopy, wing and elevator saddles, etc using 2D view for scale ... then cut the profile in 3/16 balsa.
Using a "Bread knife" cut 2 rectangular Shapes out of 2" EPP.
Then glued (3M 77) one EPP to one side of the profile. From there cut the EPP by following the profile using a "Jewlers saw" (I made one with a 1 foot extension). Dito for the other side.
The rough shaping of the fuse (as see on pictures)was done with a "Stanley SureForm".
Sep 20, 2005, 05:12 PM
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Shaping Fuse


Shaping Fuse
Sep 20, 2005, 05:47 PM
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Rock on Mr. F! You need a phat spinner on that bad boy to make the nose aerodynamic.
Sep 21, 2005, 11:19 AM
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More fuse shaping


More fuse shaping
Sep 21, 2005, 11:53 AM
It could happen...
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Looking good yakflight!
Sep 21, 2005, 07:05 PM
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Tail Feather Assembly


Tail Feather Assembly
Sep 21, 2005, 08:29 PM
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Nice work- looking VERY good so far!
Sep 30, 2005, 07:16 PM
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Details of radio instalation.


Details of radio instalation.
Sep 30, 2005, 07:19 PM
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Ready for test flights!


Ready for test flights!
Oct 10, 2005, 10:30 PM
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Covered and ready for paint


Covered and ready for paint
Oct 10, 2005, 10:31 PM
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base coat


base coat
Oct 10, 2005, 10:32 PM
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Camo pattern


Camo pattern


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