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PostPosted: 10 Mar 2014, 21:58 
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Ah, good stuff. :smt023

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Looking good. If you were here I'd stand you a pint at the Toad!


Eish, anywhere but the Padda... FBYC maybe a better idea ;)


Cafe Roux - and that's my final offer! I can walk there. I never go to Fish Hoek - loathe the place.


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Eugene wrote:
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Looking good. If you were here I'd stand you a pint at the Toad!


Eish, anywhere but the Padda... FBYC maybe a better idea ;)


Cafe Roux - and that's my final offer! I can walk there. I never go to Fish Hoek - loathe the place.


Ja, ok, Cafe Roux is cool, does Chantelle still work there? By FBYC I meant Simonstown hey ;)

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Oh so close now! Got the mannetjies painted in SAAF colours, made some lame imitation bang seats and now just need to put the lid on. I'm going to fix the canopy permanently and have an access panel below it towards the nose as a battery and receiver compartment. It'll also serve as a nice cavity for nose weight.

I got the split elevator wires in too. I wanted to have them tapered like the drawings, so had to actuate them separately. Worked out quite lekker in the end.

To do now: install aileron servos, fix canopy, battery panel, the two strips that go on the airbrake and the vortex generators on the wings (are they even worth it?).

Then I hope to do a few flat field bungee test launches to check the CG is cool and then TIOAH!!

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Monique!! The suspense waiting to see this beaut completed and airborne is killing me!!!! Outstanding work =D> =D> =D>


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And ta daaaa! Need to setup a CG rig, buy some insurance, then wait for the wind.

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Oh, and organise the video recording posse for Eugene ;)

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Words just about fail me!! Super job Monique! =D> =D> =D>


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Absolutely fantastic. =D> =D> =D>

How much do those huge intakes affect the flyability of the model?

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Something unauthentic about the canopy - both the colour and the width of bracing.


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Very nice Monique.
I hope it flies well with no negative incident.

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Something unauthentic about the canopy - both the colour and the width of bracing.

You have to do with what you can get.


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Cheers okes!

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How much do those huge intakes affect the flyability of the model?


Not much if they're blanked off like this. There is drag, but it's not noticeable, compared to having them open and flowing through. On a glider anyway.

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Something unauthentic about the canopy - both the colour and the width of bracing.


Pffffffttt :lol:

The canopy is incorrect. The colours on the entire model are too... The canopy is actually a modified F15 B2 canopy, which does the job. It was cheaper to do that than go through the process of making a mold, prepping it and then sending it off to be vac'd. But it looks the part and I'm happy with it. There was no definitive reference for the canopy framing, so I just sucked it and did it kinda correct like innit, using the paints I had to hand. Budget modelling!

If I was building a model to compete with, then I'd go through the trouble and extra expense to get things right. This has cost in the region of £150 to build over the past few months. It's a slopie, so going to get knocked about, the 1/4 Spit that's coming after the Imp will be invested in heavily to be accurate as I'm going to compete with it on an international level.

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Monique wrote:
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Something unauthentic about the canopy - both the colour and the width of bracing.


Pffffffttt :lol:

The canopy is incorrect. The colours on the entire model are too... The canopy is actually a modified F15 B2 canopy, which does the job. It was cheaper to do that than go through the process of making a mold, prepping it and then sending it off to be vac'd. But it looks the part and I'm happy with it. There was no definitive reference for the canopy framing, so I just sucked it and did it kinda correct like innit, using the paints I had to hand. Budget modelling!


Yep - know all that but it still would have looked better in metallic instead of yellow!


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Yep - know all that but it still would have looked better in metallic instead of yellow!


Based on this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12819960@N03/8859886878/

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Monique wrote:
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Yep - know all that but it still would have looked better in metallic instead of yellow!


Based on this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12819960@N03/8859886878/


Sorry - can't see that. It want's a sign in.


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