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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    After a little sanding the filler blocks look pretty good. You can see the curve the follows the fuse. There is an odd shaped fairing that goes...
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    03-26-2017, 06:45 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I finished filling the gap. Not very pretty right now. The linkage blocks got trimmed down and glued into the surfaces. The pilot holes in the blocks...
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    03-25-2017, 08:32 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I cleaned up the ends on the flaps and made some linkage mounting blocks out of maple. I drilled some holes down the center first. It is pretty...
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    03-24-2017, 07:39 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    Parchment paper kept the resin off the flaps. Some more Pix.
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    03-24-2017, 07:36 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I filled the canopy with foam to make it a little more crush resistant. I will also pull a fiberglass shell off the top of it before it goes in the...
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    03-24-2017, 04:24 PM
    5000 K on the lighting like a suspect interrogation room.. Have a work table that is a pier off the wall or in the center of the floor. Being able to...
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    03-24-2017, 04:12 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread Florida Jets Photos in RC Jets
    It looks like a seagull that doesn't like jets................. Here is a screen shot of the other jet coming back from Orlando.
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    03-24-2017, 02:00 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread Florida Jets Photos in RC Jets
    Nice video. The oncoming jet at the 5:40 mark looks really close. I wonder what it looked like from the ground?
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    03-21-2017, 08:04 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    Thank you Terry........ I glued in the flap servo mountain blocks. The hinge area on the wings got some glass over them to bind everything together....
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    03-15-2017, 07:11 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    An hour of sanding got the canopy hatch glossy smooth. It needs a coat sprayed on and some more sanding. i put some filler on the hinges to smooth...
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    03-14-2017, 08:10 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I busted the wood off and started cleaning everything off. Running a very thin sanding stick in the hinge line gave me a nice even gap. Here's how...
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    03-11-2017, 08:58 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I attached the right side flaps. When the glue dries the balsa will get busted off and everything will get sanded down flush. The canopy hatch got a...
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    03-10-2017, 09:08 PM
    Hi SA It is still wintertime here in Chicagoland so I haven't tried it yet but it looks pretty round. We'll see add i'll let you know.
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    03-09-2017, 09:04 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I notched out four areas where the hinges and pockets will get glued in. They are installed with urethane glue and the wood jig is tack glued to the...
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    03-09-2017, 08:45 PM
    The clear Goop is acting like a magnifying glass and you can see the inner foam of the tire very well.
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    03-09-2017, 08:42 PM
    I did a hard stop at route 66 last year and flat spotted my Robart stiff foam rubber tires. I bought a new set but I wanted to try and fix these. I...
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    03-08-2017, 09:42 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I jigged up the hinges parallel and square. The surfaces will get aligned with the wing and this will be glued into place. Once dry the balsa will...
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    03-05-2017, 09:13 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I glued the control surface hinges into the pockets. I also started capping the root of the wing. The 1/8" sheeting is glued on with some urethane...
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    03-04-2017, 09:34 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I cut off some foam to cap the wing control surfaces with 3/8" balsa. The cut is 3/16" behind the hinge line at 35 degrees. Then a squared off cut at...
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    02-28-2017, 05:03 PM
    Everything got a few layers of glass to lock it in.
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    02-28-2017, 04:58 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    Thanks TF......... I was messing around with a hatch lock. The first prototype was wood, the second I made with an aluminum channel. It is just a...
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    02-27-2017, 06:31 AM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    That looks great Wichet. You should post some pix on how everything is installed in your Vigilante. It would be interesting to see. I hope you video...
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    02-26-2017, 08:33 PM
    jofunk replied to a thread BIG A-5 Vigilante build in RC Jets
    I shaped the wing tips and added some missing LE. I also cut the flap sections apart. The hinges got a little notching to give them a little added...
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