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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Don finished the cockpit as well. Looks good for such a small area to work with.
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    AWWWWW thats where the goodies will go, Nice.
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    I'll share the secret to building fast - 10 hours per day, 6 days per week

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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Don got the rivet work almost complete
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Kevin and Don, I really like how the paneling turned out. It looks very realistic with the different shade paneling and riveting.

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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Thanks Don is doing a great job. Should be ready soon.
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Kevin,

    Your pipe should be delivered tomorrow via USPS.
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Don sent one quick shot
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    wow man!
    that is one nice looking starfire.... they can be an ugly plane if not done right

    but yours looks super sweet, love it!
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Ron,

    They're only ugly 'til you own one. Then they're ugly like a Warthog....
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Thats superb.... Congrats.
    I feel another SF coming on now
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Ron,

    They're only ugly 'til you own one. Then they're ugly like a Warthog....
    with all the nice starfires I've been seeing I'm feeling the need to build one after my yellow twin F-18 is done...which is getting pretty close

    I need to build one to break 200 mph EDF and crush my buddies electra with a 30 year old plane that's a 1/3 the cost
    I'll be hunting you down for kit Shaun
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Hi,

    Do you have a pictoral on the Hornet right now?
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Hi,

    Do you have a pictoral on the Hornet right now?

    Sure do, hope Kevin doesn't mind. Here is a couple shots from last night. All the wood work is about done. I'm going to get the fuse ready for the paint shop.
    They are going to spray it blue angels for me... and I'm covering all the wood in monokote. Mine is twin EDF so I have done every thing I can do to keep the weight down.

    Looks like I will be 39 to 40 pounds ready to fly with twin 12s 7700 mah packs.... running two of Tams new 128mm full size dynamax conversion (all stock rotor and stators)
    With a neu motor 1915 1y and a castle ice 160 HV 2 in the tail cones... with the right thrust tube size (100mm) they are giving off 17 lbs thrust per fan at 5800 watts. So I should be very close to 34 pounds thrust installed in the twin.

    I'm on a push to get it to the paint shop in the next few weeks....

    I have a thread going on the other site ( they like EDF more over there )
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Ron, Why don't you build one of those for Shaun. You could have a race and he would be happy even if he lost!

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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Went by to see the starfire in person. Here are a few shots. Don did a great job. Still waiting on pipe to be able to fly.
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Ron, Why don't you build one of those for Shaun. You could have a race and he would be happy even if he lost!

    shaun could build one of these babies with his eyes shut...lol...


    Man guys I really love this starfire! great job Don...
    Don I love the different shades on your panels, would you mind sharing more details on how you do yours.. looks really sharp

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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Hi Don,
    Well done on that Starfire here !!
    Building a Starfire (EDF) as well and looking at your main wheel install, one thing makes me wonder pretty much - how can you stow these main wheels
    and the strut into that thin wing crossection ?
    I just see the big distance between the wheels and the strut and I strongly guess that this whole assy is protruding out of the lower wing surface by quite an amount !
    A picture from below with the gear retracted would make it all clear !

    Good luck on the maiden !
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Hans, The Yellow A/C gear fit well and everything is flush. Using Robart struts. I made the wells slightly larger to accomodate 2 1/2 In. wheels and brakes.

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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Ron, I use a PPG paint (base coat) called silver poly (3661) for the entire A/C then I put on panel lines with a plain #2 pencil. then I mask off random panels and add a little black to the silver and paint the panels. You can also add white to lighten some panels.

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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Great tip Don, looks really sharp
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Shaun, Don't forget the tailpipe - it has to go in before the inlets are installed. Don Y

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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Hi,
    Has this ship been maidened in the mean time ?
    You will let us know, will you ?
    see you
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Damn that looks badass! Starfire EDF will be a lot of fun for sure!
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    RE: Yellow Starfire Build

    Been in Europe on vacation down the Rhein on Uniworld riverboat. Got to keep the wife happy as well. It will be flown soon. Just screw the turbine in place and ready to go.
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