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Jul 14, 2016, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jensstern
Sure Eddie. I don't have the plane here but I still have a few building pics.

The inlets are some sort of "open duct system" because the nacelle inlets are apprx. 64mm and the EDF is 70mm. I put the EDFs slightly backwards and painted the gap flat black inside so cosmetically it becomes invisible. I guess for a non high-performance plane it's fine.

The nacelle mounting idea: I have two 10x10mm squared spares going through the fuselage. They are sheeted top/bottom with balsa later on and give me some space for the wires going from the fus. to the nacelles. The rear 10x10 spar takes the thrust tube with a simple hardwood ring (earlier pic). The forward spar takes doubled half-circled hardwood pieces - some sorts of beds for the EDFs. The doubled half-circles take hardwood blocks to allow the EDF mounting screws going in. It's simple. I believe I have stolen the idea from somebody else in the internet.

Oh btw, the nacelles were cut into a front piece and rear piece later on. The front piece goes off into flying direction and the longer aft piece slides off backwards.

I'll take better pics asap.
Jens, any progress on your MD-80?
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May 20, 2019, 09:12 PM
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I'm still waiting to begin mine. I waited for WOW to hopefully reopen, but it doesn't seem like he will. I was hoping to buy the whole kit, but was only able to buy the nacelles and a couple other plastic parts back then. Is there a place to buy the precut foam for the fuse and wings?

I know it has been awhile, but life happens!! Hoping to start this summer on it.
May 22, 2019, 05:35 PM
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I understand, I wish I was still cutting foam parts but the shipping companies invented volumetric shipping charges.
This made it impossible to get feather light boxes to people without costing an arm and a leg.
Enough to make me stop.
It is simply too expensive .

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