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Old 11-20-2017, 06:21 AM
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Rav, Good to see a build thread that I know will get carried out! I have the 1/6ths, this will be good motivation :-). Wouldn't the K70 be perfect for this plane? I've been running two K45's for a few years, just got two K70's. Crazy that the same can size produces that much more power!
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Originally Posted by sergio turbo View Post
Hi from Mexico, I found this thread searching for a A10 Build thread, I receive mine two weeks ago, Its fantastic, I love it, I choosed for my A10 the Peanut Camo Sheme, I plan to build it with a pair of Jet Central Bee turbines, I had one and found another cheap, I know weight and balance is going to be a problem with this turbines but thats what I have, theres's a few helpfull threads to start the build, and I hope that in this thread find some tips too.

I have one question, how do you secure the Canopy in this plane?, I see that it have a guide/tube on the interior.

I'm going to start the build as soon as I have all the parts necesary to start.

I'm going to suscribe to this thread to see the progress.


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Sergio,

Welcome and feel free to post what ever you want man!

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Rav, Good to see a build thread that I know will get carried out! I have the 1/6ths, this will be good motivation :-). Wouldn't the K70 be perfect for this plane? I've been running two K45's for a few years, just got two K70's. Crazy that the same can size produces that much more power!
Thank you sir!

I'm going to go with the K85 G2's. Apparently, they are the size of the K60's.

More work done over the weekend.

I wasn't crazy with how other people were mounting their elevator servo's, i.e. making some sort of plate and then sliding it in. I marked how much of the opening is actually covered by the fuselage and then cut the opening bigger and just installed the servos. I saved some weight by doing this too.

Frankly, I just don't trust the hidden linkages on a JESUS surface like the elevators, so out they came. I might even take a play from Maj. Woody's play book and have homedepot make me some matching paint to paint over the linkages.

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I had some carbon fiber airpower control horns around that I liked better than the fiberglass horns that came with the kit and I used them for both the elevators and the rudders.

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Old 11-22-2017, 10:44 PM
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Here is the completed tail section.

I'm pretty happy with the elevator deflection.

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I started on the flaps.


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Old 11-27-2017, 11:16 AM
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I started on the main wheels.

The ultra bandit wheels are 4 inch. Not quite 4.5 inch, but the BVM struts are beefier. It will look much more scale now.

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The BV gear have the mounting points higher up, while the skymaster units have the mounting points that sit flush with the wing, so I had to make some custom mounts.

I wanted to beef up the main gear area anyways.

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Old 11-29-2017, 09:59 AM
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I have one main retract unit on.

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Jet-tech delivered the extra fuel tanks. They are a beauty! I bet it doubled my flight time.

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I took a play from Dom's play book and I had HomeDepot match some paint for me.

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Old 11-29-2017, 10:03 AM
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The bare wood look that you see when the flaps are deployed, really annoyed me, so I decided to paint them RED!!!

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Old 11-29-2017, 10:15 AM
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How did you glue the aileron horns? Like the picture in the manual (backwards)? Why did they glue it that way?
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by sergio turbo View Post
How did you glue the aileron horns? Like the picture in the manual (backwards)? Why did they glue it that way?

If you look how I glued the elevators, I did something very similar with the ailerons.

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Old 12-01-2017, 11:01 AM
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Hello, Do you have problems with the paint, the paint in my A10 peels off so easy, the 3m blue tape peels the paint off.

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Old 12-01-2017, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by sergio turbo View Post
Hello, Do you have problems with the paint, the paint in my A10 peels off so easy, the 3m blue tape peels the paint off.

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I find that at some corners, the paint my be prone to easier chipping, so I try to take it easy on corners.

I had some of the blue tape, take off a piece of the some of the written decals, so I am more careful when I place blue tap around the decals. Blue tape has not taken off the regular paint for me though.

I bought matching paint from home depot to help hide the linkages, but it will be useful for any touch ups!
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:34 PM
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Rav. It might be just the camera angle, but it looks like the clevis pin hole in the horns is behind the hinge line in a couple of the pictures? Is this just an illusion, or did you do it for a reason?

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Originally Posted by Pylonracr View Post
Rav. It might be just the camera angle, but it looks like the clevis pin hole in the horns is behind the hinge line in a couple of the pictures? Is this just an illusion, or did you do it for a reason?

Scott
The control horns on the elevator line up with the hinge line. The control horn pins on the ailerons are slightly behind the hinge line as downward deflection is severely limited with the control pins over the hinge line.

I added gear doors to the main gear.

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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
rcmigpilot,

Here in these pics, you can see where the dowels are. I can even see some through the servo hatches. I can get you some measurements if you need some.

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In my A10 I cant see the dowels marks, can you give the measurements or a template to locate the dowels please?

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Originally Posted by sergio turbo View Post
In my A10 I cant see the dowels marks, can you give the measurements or a template to locate the dowels please?

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Sergio,

I'll get some pics up for you.
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Originally Posted by Robzylla View Post
That was MajWoddy's idea that I copied from. I also thought it was genius!!

Sergio, I haven't forgot. I took some pics and I'll post them shortly.
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Sergio,

Here is a pic with blue tape on all the dowels. The only one that did not have a dowel (that I could find) was the distal aileron pylon, the rear most screw. The front pylon screw had a clear dowel.

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BV's gear had two screws that were in perfect position for gear door mounts on the mains!

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I was able to get some pics with the a-10 on it's legs!

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And for the coolest mod......(so far)..... Functional leading edge slats!!!

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I used two inter-threading sliding carbon fiber tubes. It made for a VERY stout and robust mechanism.

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Old 12-19-2017, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
Sergio,

Here is a pic with blue tape on all the dowels. The only one that did not have a dowel (that I could find) was the distal aileron pylon, the rear most screw. The front pylon screw had a clear dowel.

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Thanks Ravill, I found a good way to locate the dowels, with a light inside the wing.
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What part did you take to Home Depotfor them to color match? Could I take one of my finished wings in for them to “scan”?

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I just brought in an engine pod that had all three colors on it but I’m sure they could do any part.
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Nice solution Sergio!

I'm surprised no one commented on the functional leading edge slats I installed!

Anyways, on to more building.

The outer pylon fits over the aileron linkage, this is a nice touch Anton!

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I decided that since I want to keep as much weight up front as possible to offset the engine weight, a front hatch for air and fuel is what I'm opting for.

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Originally Posted by ravill View Post
Nice solution Sergio!

I'm surprised no one commented on the functional leading edge slats I installed!

Anyways, on to more building.

The outer pylon fits over the aileron linkage, this is a nice touch Anton!

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I decided that since I want to keep as much weight up front as possible to offset the engine weight, a front hatch for air and fuel is what I'm opting for.

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Is that the aileron horn the came with your kit?
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Originally Posted by rcmigpilot View Post
Is that the aileron horn the came with your kit?
No. It is an aileron horn I bought from dreamworks.
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Okay! I gotta comment on the leading edge slats! Great addition! I will be starting build this week and LE slats and main gear doors area must for me! I will be adding Details 4 scale lights and ordnance. Be using Dreamworks elec retracts with SM stock struts & BVM wheel/brake upgrade. Powering with 2- K70. Cortex gyro MKS servos.
Keep info coming Ravill!
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