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Old 01-14-2013, 05:01 PM
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Well, took a little while but almost completed painting. Only have to paint the letters on tail and may paint the stars and bars on.
Still need to finish the canopy and she will be close to install of the radio and first flight..
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:07 PM
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you make it look so easy....where is the exhaust
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:43 PM
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I only wish that the think I have in the shed was as finished like that. it looks fantastic,one question of many that need to be put. Where did you get the canopy for the great look. Yours Paul T
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:33 AM
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What piqued your interest in the A-7? I see you have a silver one, also.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:21 PM
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Ok, answers to some questions, the exhaust will have to come out the side of fuse, hate it but don't know what else I could use. A Pitts muffler won't work. Any ideas?
Paul, the canopy I got from Jet Hanger Hobbies, perfect fit. Just got lucky on that.
The A7 is just a neat looking jet to me and the smaller House of Balsa A7 flew great, I just wanted a bigger one.
Got the lettering painted on. Just need to finish canopy and it will be ready to seal off the whole plane with system 3 sealer that is suppose to go over latex with no problems, I hope....
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:55 PM
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Bugger you make it sound so easy.I just arrive home with an old but perfect Phantom by great planes. now when will I get to that one.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:20 AM
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Love the Phantom, I had that plane and it was great. Post some pics when you get it ready.
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There's a guy on ebay selling larger plans of the HoB A-7. He doesn't say that of course. I was searching for some other plans and ran across his offering of a .45 size A-7 so I bought a set. Upon opening them it was obvious they were enlarged versions. I didn't inspect them closely enough to see if he'd made any additions or adjustments. But If somebody wants an enlarged version of the A-7 those plans would be a good start then send them over to a laser cutter for a set of parts.

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:34 PM
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Spiritwind You will need to get the wood no my bad habbits,there is over 100 kits and half built projects in the shed. EG there is in the prop jets 2 patriots 3 tomcats 1 Phantpm 2 Crusaders thats the jet range. All on the too finish list.What I'm saying dont weight ,it may be a long time. Yours Paul T

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:22 PM
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Ok, final pics of finished model. Still have to install radio, muffler and balance it. I hope the CG will be in the same position on this
larger model as it was on the original HOB A7. Any thoughts on that guys??
Finally got canopy finished and painted... Thanks to all for your comments and following along.
When I fly it on it's maiden I'll try to get someone to take pics...
Paul get to work on all those kits man,, you got plenty to do when you retire...LOL..
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Nice job. What squadron was "CF?"
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Very Nice... You're going to make me build my HOB A-7 if I'm not careful.

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:53 PM
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CF? Corsair Fighters.. Nah just made it up. Thanks for all the compliments.
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CF? Corsair Fighters.. Nah just made it up. Thanks for all the compliments.
I like the originality of the tail letters.
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Because of the finish you achieved on this model I had a look at your photos,you are one very skiled builder.I will be watching you from now on to see what other projects are undertaken next winter. Yours Paul T
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BTW: What muffler setup did you settle on?

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:36 PM
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Thanks Paul for the kind remarks... As far as a muffler, that is still up in the air. The stock muffler will work but will be hanging
out the side like a tumor. Anyone have any suggestions?
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J'Tec have compact styles that exhaust vertically (they run along side the cylinder).

Not sure how much room you have in that big chin inlet but check these out.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...RCH=MUFFLER+++

Bisson has some as well...this for an OS 91 http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKJD6&P=7

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:34 PM
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Thanks Hattend, I will have to make a mockup of those mufflers to see if they will fit inside the cowl.
Not much room in there.
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