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Old 11-01-2019, 05:54 PM
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Most of you know what's the deal here, close to 11 years in the making, dragged to the bay area and back to Sac more than once, build around 10 jets and a few prop airplanes in between, that is it, in a nut shell.

The Kangaroo is all dialed in and the engine is running just fine, I had two flights on it yesterday and all is good now, it has been put to sleep for the moment.

The Turbinator is next, I have all the parts needed to complete, turbine and all ( K80G1 ) it will carry a 100oz. Dubro fuel tank, JR servos combine with some Hitec ones, the retracts were added during the build, they came from a FieBao T45 that I had for a very short time ( only one landing on them ) it will use TamJets control horns, Futaba 6014HS 14chls receiver, the main retracts are also from FeiBao, the nose reteact is the same one that was used on the TamJets F-18s, big, strong and heavy, it will help balance it, Monokote all around, the fuse was build per the plans ( except for the nose retract mount ) the wing also per the plans, the optional extra tip bay that is recomended to be added if you fly from high altitude fields was also added during the build to reduce the wing loading ( at least that's the idea )

Now, the why I haven't completed it after all these years? I haven't got a clue ( any psychologist out there? ) that is all, now is time to build
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:20 PM
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Im a psychologist and I suddenly finished my Turbinator after some 5-6 years of indecision and hesitation. The secret lays in the power of your imagination. You just need to visualize yourself at your flying field on a beautiful summer morning performing a perfect maiden with your astonishingly beautiful and perfectly built Turbinator. Then stick to this vison for some months and you are there.So go with the shrinks and feed your dreams. Jannica in Sweden
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:13 AM
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Thanks Doc! lately I've been doing the visualization thing a lot, that's why is on next to be completed and I'm eager to fly the K80 I got for it.

At work for a few days doing the visualization exercise
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This is the color scheme I'm going with, main colors are black, yellow and silver, it will change a bit and I will fly it a few times before I apply more details.

Still at work doing the visualization exercises.

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I'm thinking on using this paint to paint the heat shield black.
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Now that I made up my mind on the color scheme I think the covering is going to be done much faster.

Some covering done today, I also had a chance to fly the Roo at my previous club today, since I no longer have a problem with sun light in the morning, I will resume my rc flying in the mornings when possible, then I will re-join my previous club to fly there in the mornings and continue been a member of my present club to fly there in the afternoons, one of these days I will be going to both clubs to fly in the morning then fly in the afternoon, should be fun

I'm also building an ARF ( not really ) 30cc Macchi for a friend, busy, busy.

Today was the first time that I've seen/heard a turbine stopping in about 1/10 of a sec in mid air because of a turbine wheel failure, not pretty.

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Old 11-08-2019, 12:03 PM
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Cool another build finish. I enjoy following your builds.
I can understand the stop and go building, My Super Scout build is going on 5 years now.
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Thank you for dropping by

So far this build has the longest record of all my builds, 11 years this Dec.

Some work been done today, moving slowly but moving as usual, I have set aside time this month and in Dec to do as much as possible on this build, I have a feeling it will be completed by the end of Jan.

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Done for tonight and this week, the fuse will be covered by next week then the wing is next.

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Old 11-09-2019, 08:39 AM
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No fiberglass on that wood Carlos?!
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:06 PM
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No Raffy, I don't do painting on my jets, I prefer Monokote, the only piece of fiberglass that you will find in this and my other wood jets is the one joining the wings
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I've been thinking about my 2020 scale project and I think I've settled on a 1/6 F16, the K140 I'm getting soon will be plenty for the JL one, not so sure it will be enough thrust for the SM F16 which is heavier.
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Getting some more covering on the Turbo in between other projects, I got a warbird meet at a local field on the 7th, my 10 years old, 6 flights 60 size P-47 is ready, due to my poor vision I stopped flying her around 8 years ago, well, no more, with my renew super vision I now want to fly anything and everything I can get my hands on, the smaller the more challenging

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Hatch got primer.

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Done for tonight and the week.
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Very Nice Build. Chic
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Thank you.

The fuse should be completed this month, engine and all.
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