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Sep 24, 2006, 07:34 PM
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AV8/GR7 Harrier jump jet PSS


Hah, Finally, after many years of telling myself that I would make a mold of my Harrier(which was a lost foam deal), I finally came around to starting a plug this week. Rob (av8soulfly)and I had always said "we need to make a mold of our harriers" but never got to it....our lost foam version fly so good that we knew what wing to use, were the CG is, etc. So after talking with some guys at Fermin...RIP(Vic), slopeiron(Russ), and Rob(av8soulfly), I got the idea of buying a $12 Hasagawa 1:72 scale of the plane and cuting the fuse in different sections; about 11 to be exact.

1. I traced the side profile of the model and marked & numbered where each section would be cut and placed.
2. Then I started hacking the poor little plastic model
3. And then I traced each section and numbered them.
4. Now I took the paper and scaned it in my computer and blew it up 415% in Photoshop
5. Printed and cut and placed on plywood
6 I made two proflile view for both left and right
7 Cut the plywood and glued each section on to the profile view.
8 Got blue foam and placed in between each section
9 got my hot wire cutter and started cutting around the section
10 then of course sanding..

I hope I made sense, if not here are some pictures of what I have so far...
I'll try to keep posting as I progress.
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Sep 24, 2006, 07:53 PM
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OH CRAP!... how cool is that!..

subscribing now

JOe
Sep 24, 2006, 08:22 PM
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Wow, that's gonna look great! Can't wait to see it up close.

Nauga,
who has a few Harrier stories
Sep 24, 2006, 08:47 PM
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Henry what happened to your old harrier???, the new one is going to be sweet, you making a mold (buddy of mine) make sure you find someone with painting skills when itime to finish it

B
Sep 24, 2006, 08:48 PM
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Hey, that was a perfectly good plastic model!!
Sep 24, 2006, 08:51 PM
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Forgive my ignorance, but has anyone had success with anhedral on a sloper?

Matin
Sep 24, 2006, 09:01 PM
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i have...

old 2 piece Mini blade.. bent the joiner BAD... so i landed, spun it around and launched anheidral and about 120mph it leveled out

but it did work...

JOe
Sep 24, 2006, 09:10 PM
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Henry's original harrier had anheidral
Sep 24, 2006, 09:35 PM
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Any pics of the old one? This is gonna be fat for sure--if it flies OK, maybe I could do an F-16 after all! Great technique though, I could use that too!

Bill
Sep 24, 2006, 09:39 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MATIN
Forgive my ignorance, but has anyone had success with anhedral on a sloper?


Not as much as the real thing, but it looks cool.

hmmm...the attachments don't load.

Nauga,
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Sep 24, 2006, 11:07 PM
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That's lookin' sick bro. Nozzles, baby, Nozzles! Gonna need a squadron number soon it sounds like!
Sep 24, 2006, 11:28 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MATIN
Forgive my ignorance, but has anyone had success with anhedral on a sloper?

Matin
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/atta...hmentid=200344

Flys great....this was my work horse at one time.. Real stable. Robb can back me up on that.

My old on is still with me, but with a broked nose...30min fix
Sep 24, 2006, 11:33 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BillO
Any pics of the old one? This is gonna be fat for sure--if it flies OK, maybe I could do an F-16 after all! Great technique though, I could use that too!

Bill
Robb(av8soulfly) has an f16
Sep 24, 2006, 11:52 PM
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Looking nice Henry! Can't wait to see the finished product.
Sep 25, 2006, 12:29 AM
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Wow.

I just had an idea... does anyone have access to a 3D printer?


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