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A sneak peak of sorta design i will be following for 16 color scheme i think with some black coloring on leading edge slat areas as well as front of elevators and rudder light bluish gray for main base color , gray white possibly yellow as well as blues into the equation and off course air brushed weathering in gun area ailerons exhaust as well as landing area as well as full decals rivet lines etc more in the military scheme full lines will be on cowl sides and bottom rather then in this picture where it runs on the sides Tomorrow i finally get on actual putting down the lines on surface areas then its first full coat of main paint scheme [ATTACH=full]52510[/ATTACH]

Hurry up and get that thing in the air.
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Nightswatch
I'm trying man if work would friggen slow down problem is when i get home, I'm so beat i just want to lay around rather then work on anything
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Wildthing
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I'm trying man if work would friggen slow down problem is when i get home, I'm so beat i just want to lay around rather then work on anything

I hear you.
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Nightswatch
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I hear you.

sure you do says the man who moves earth with bobcats me in most cases it wheel barrel other day i shoveled 18 yards @ 2200 pounds a yard surprised this old bugger is not in a wheel chair
This build was a mess specially with scaled retracts and getting it all lined up specially when the the the original plans should of been bigger in all honesty this plane should of been least Scaled up bit more from what it is the from air inlet issues to putting in the landing gear lots of modding needed to be done internally and externally .. that alone set me back large then it came to glassing i am no pro and took it to shop to get done at the time it sat there for 2 weeks they did nothing.
so when i did it looked great but she was wavy so right there ton of sanding and re filling took place and that took again lots of time this is not sanding foam this was sanding the finest white dust epoxy resin poison one would stop breathing just looking at the dust haha . would of been much easier to have it all separated when i glassed but i want to make it one solid fuse and wing all glassed as one unit

Anyways so yeah its been a long journey still have some minor stuff do to to belly of fuse as in filling and sanding to get it stream lined around front and main landing gear
other then that started marking top of fuse area and wing for initial body lines etc now just to apply chart pak
Got today off to work Si if i can get motivated will work on belly just need to get some more paint material l its never ending 7 bucks her 7 bucks before you know it 100 bucks just on paint supplies
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Found some pictures in my phone that i forgot to post when i put in the landing gear So being like i mentioned the the actual plan being sightly smaller then HSD 16 the landing gear was in a sense bigger then i would of figured but i wanted locking bars and more of a scaled gear with also braking system
So modding had to be done because fuse was narrower then actual gear width when doors were attached

. So What i had to do is more or less put in fillers around both landing gear and blend them into the body, re glass etc etc etc in order to do this with out going way over board and putting it way out of wack on lower fuse .
what i did was lower the main gear assembly approx 1/2 " deeper into the fuse this way i did not have such a huge area to fill and kept everything in sink

here are some filler pieces that i had made as well as nose pitot tube i finished so had to sand lower fuse glue fillers into place then sand and block it until everything was flush re glass and touch up etc etc etc
Either way it turned out really nice and happy with the results

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If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Wildthing
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Found some pictures in my phone that i forgot to post when i put in the landing gear So being like i mentioned the the actual plan being sightly smaller then HSD 16 the landing gear was in a sense bigger then i would of figured but i wanted locking bars and more of a scaled gear with also braking system
So modding had to be done because fuse was narrower then actual gear width when doors were attached

. So What i had to do is more or less put in fillers around both landing gear and blend them into the body, re glass etc etc etc in order to do this with out going way over board and putting it way out of wack on lower fuse .
what i did was lower the main gear assembly approx 1/2 " deeper into the fuse this way i did not have such a huge area to fill and kept everything in sink

here are some filler pieces that i had made as well as nose pitot tube i finished so had to sand lower fuse glue fillers into place then sand and block it until everything was flush re glass and touch up etc etc etc
Either way it turned out really nice and happy with the results

[ATTACH=full]52566[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]52567[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]52568[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]52569[/ATTACH]

But will it fly????
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Nightswatch
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But will it fly????

100 percent positive it will fly this bird has balanced out perfect its bang on vertically and horizontally in all directions may take bigger runway but again who knows what this JP 105 mm EDF on 12 s will do.
Took it to rc meeting and many said the same thing she will fly
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Also when i was at meeting we re weighted it because something didn't add up , Both batteries were in two 6s 22.2 v 5200 mAh 50C total weight came out @ 4430 grams so 9.76 pounds loaded
My scales are out big time you should of seen the smile on my face because i was chewing my finger nails at the time
Specially when you had 18 members all around the table haha

7.5 kg of thrust or 16 + pounds of thrust should make this thing a rocket like many people there said

Edit forgot to mention some very experienced EDF members said same thing it will be a Rocket anything over 2/3 performs well
If you think you got your flying under control, Your not going fast enough
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Hey all well getting things buttoned up and finally getting things finally done cosmetically , have couple days free so plans are to really spend some time on her hoping to have everything primed and ready for rivets n lines in next day or so pending on weather i think i am about 2 weeks away from actual maiden flight getting excited
Have to wait till last week of the month club meeting where there going to help me bind everything and get everything sorted out

Now to open up a You tube account IMG8740.jpg  2017-10-16 11.21.05.jpg 
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Yay doors working like a charm lights attached time to finish up all the sandin and get priming today 2017-10-17 12.44.59.jpg  2017-10-17 12.44.05.jpg 
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Hoping to have some video up for you guys tomorrow first etch coat on lower wings tomorrow fuse and wings will be completely done and ready for chartpack and rivets 2017-10-18 18.48.28.jpg 
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Dam she has a mean stance didn;t have time today to get fuse done looks like tomorrow trying binding brake system etc aax.jpg  2017-10-19 20.58.09.jpg  2017-10-19 20.57.26.jpg 
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So today worked on lower fuse got one coat of glass again had to be really carefull i did not epoxy doors up haha but its done and inside house for tonight .
So had some time to do more sanding on nose and getting it right as well started adding some detail i know i know looks wicked but will it stay on at scaled mach 2 who knows

placed foam for front nose lines still need to sand it down gently then just seal it with PVA which i am doing tonight and tomorrow final prime coat on nose , This week end is Chart pack week end and rivets going to be intense slow process but it will look SICK when done 2017-10-20 19.56.25.jpg  2017-10-20 19.56.34.jpg 
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ok done for the night, tomorrow another day detailing wing and fuse. Hoping to have least one full side completely done 2017-10-20 23.53.37.jpg  2017-10-21 00.02.00.jpg  2017-10-20 23.53.37.jpg  2017-10-21 00.02.00.jpg 
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Ok woke up early today haha looking over plane i come to realize i screwed up. the Vulcan cannon. When i installed it and sanded it looks way off, and just not happy with it. So going to work on that shortly it really bothers me i haha and just doesn't look right 2017-10-21 02.59.56.jpg 
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