Apr 16, 2011, 03:03 AM
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How do you guys cut perfect circle holes for the wing pivot points?

I tried but it ended up with weird edges.
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Apr 16, 2011, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by deanc338 View Post
How do you guys cut perfect circle holes for the wing pivot points?

I tried but it ended up with weird edges.
I'm sure there are more sophisticated ways but I just drew an exact circle, carefully cut inside the line and then carefully sanded the foam up to the line. You just need to be careful and wrap the sand paper round something round like a bit of dowel, or even a pencil. The 'fatter' the object you wrap the sandpapr round, the easier it will be to get it absoultely right. Another way would be to use a hole cutter of the correct diameter, or close to, and then sand as above. Could luck, just take it slowly, if you sand up to the circle you have drawn you can't really go wrong. I also used thin strips of cellophane round the pivot to take out any play and act as a kind of bearing. I'm sure there are other instructions in the build thread?
Apr 19, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Thanks electric. I'll try that this weekend and hopefully don't make a mess out of it.
Apr 19, 2011, 09:04 PM
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Since I use a CNC machine to do my perfect circles I souldnt comment :-)
Apr 20, 2011, 12:44 AM
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Since I use a CNC machine to do my perfect circles I souldnt comment :-)
Ditto...
Apr 21, 2011, 11:42 AM
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I've better start building one of those CNC things...
Apr 22, 2011, 10:02 AM
touching cloudbase not cloth!
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for those who asked, here are the F 14 plans tiled for A4.

thanks to Bill Segraves for Scale and Tile 3.
Apr 22, 2011, 01:05 PM
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for those who asked, here are the F 14 plans tiled for A4.

thanks to Bill Segraves for Scale and Tile 3.
Thank you soo much!
Apr 22, 2011, 03:39 PM
touching cloudbase not cloth!
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Thank you soo much!
no worries guy, just post some pics so we can see the beast!!
May 01, 2011, 07:07 PM
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Wind Surfing


Just sharing. Here's a vid my Wife took of the Half-Pint wind surfing in 10 mph winds.

Micro MDC F-14 Wind Surfing (1 min 52 sec)


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May 02, 2011, 06:20 PM
Have Fun! Land, Sea or Air
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I dusted off my kit this past weekend and almost have it ready to fly. Just finishing installing the rx and esc. This will be my first swing wing, so I can hardly wait to try it out!
May 03, 2011, 12:20 AM
Foam abuser!
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Finally got started on the kit I got to build for my friend. Up to the wings right now. Once I get the wing swing dailed in, I should be able to finish it off quickly.

Pat
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May 03, 2011, 09:46 AM
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Finally got over the round holes and almost with finished my 75% F14.

Built with dollar Tree board

Some pics, still unpainted and waiting for electronics....



Together with my 18WS F15 designed by Adam Bradley...

May 03, 2011, 09:50 AM
check for reversed controls
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Looks nice. Still flying mine. Got probably 30 flights. No C word...lol Don't want to invite the gremlins.
May 03, 2011, 01:33 PM
Foam abuser!
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I'm going to try and contact Maybz and get his permission to scale this down and add it to the Nico Hobbies lineup. As soon as I get this 100% build done for a friend, I'll think about tackling the smaller version.

Pat
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