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Nov 14, 2007, 10:28 PM
Ninja of the Nasty
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finished my 72" JW. maiden coming soon +New Pics+

im stoked... this thing is a beast and 99% done.. just have to hook up the 4-40 linkage

here she is so far... dont have a scale at work but its pudgy!



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Nov 14, 2007, 10:31 PM
Not landing late ever again
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Looks good man! I like the "canopy". They let you build at work?
Nov 14, 2007, 10:31 PM
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I want one!

Nov 14, 2007, 10:43 PM
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Looks great JOe!!

What is the fin made of?
Nov 14, 2007, 10:48 PM
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this post is pure jealousy JOe finished his before I finished mine, so his sucks
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Nov 14, 2007, 10:50 PM
smokin electrons...
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Nice work Joe, dont forget to post us a video...
Nov 14, 2007, 11:02 PM
Ninja of the Nasty
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Originally Posted by Ezza
What is the fin made of?
I have 2 fins made...

1 is Coroplast with 3 carbon tubes coming down to "plug in" to the fuse...

this thing is so heavy i started bending the coro to pursuade the plane to move and it is just flexy..

So i made another tail wich i dont want to use unless i have to... the second fin is 1/64" Ply- Balsa -1/64" ply sandwich.... im really REALLY trying to avoid using that ... but i will bring it with me incase the plane just can't hang without it.. I have mixed feelings of the tail being wood... it might be needed to help a 100+oz 72" JW track straight... but im hoping i can get away with the record with coroplast.

Nov 14, 2007, 11:04 PM
Ninja of the Nasty
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and the covering looks bad in those shots.. when i build JW's i set m iron to 180* to just release the adhesive of the Ultracote to stick... but none is "Shrunk" yet.. im gonna hit it with the iron at 200 to tighten it up before i leave to go fly it...

Nov 14, 2007, 11:05 PM
Go Faster!!
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Man Joe, that covering job looks HOT! I can't wait to hear a flight report!
Nov 14, 2007, 11:09 PM
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I am most curious about the AUW, Do you even think your close to 90oz

Nov 14, 2007, 11:10 PM
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Looks great JOe! That has got to be the largest coro tail fin ever used on a plane intended to go really fast so your in uncharted territory with that one, it will be interesting to see what happens. I wonder if they make 4 mil lexan coro?

Nov 14, 2007, 11:16 PM
407mph P.B...Going 4 500mph!
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Looking sweet JOe...color scheme is awesome! Hopefully the fin holds up, I think you'll be fine right around 200 or so...but beyond that....we'll find out!

Nov 14, 2007, 11:18 PM
Ninja of the Nasty
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Originally Posted by L2 Airframes
I am most curious about the AUW, Do you even think your close to 90oz

have no idea..

I can pick up a plane 10-50oz and guess the weight within a few oz... but this is out of what im "calibrated" to, lol...

Im going to bring my scale to work tomorrow and i'll have a for sure answer... i also think im gonna have to add noseweight after i have 15oz of battery and lead in the nose already.

gonna be intresting.... and go figure, looks like no wind this week/weekend around here

Nov 14, 2007, 11:50 PM
Just chillin @ 403 MPH
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wind for your maiden

I see a Santa Anna wind comming around Mon.-Tue. ,,good luck ,,ya better set the bar high,I like a good challenge,,I'm gonna break the foamy record with the current design JW,,of course I'll build it Strong and Fermin weight.

Oh by the way I love the canopy,,how else can ya see flying that fast,,

Have fun with the maiden at parker mon-tue,,Unless you drive up to weldon on sun,,,LOL ,,I crack me up,,like I know what the wind is gonna do way out there in so-cal.

Nov 14, 2007, 11:52 PM
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IF the wind looks OK for weldon this sunday, i may attempt to go up there... the landing there is cake, live vincent....

I REALLY!!!!!!!!!! want to maiden at Vincent in some 25ish winds... but i cant be that picky.


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