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    1/8th scale B-1B

    I finaly started cutting my B-1B. It is 1/8th scale,length 214.25", wing span 205.75". Hope to have all the parts cut by Southwest Jet Meet in Waco.
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    What kind of foam are you using ?
    Im looking for some like that to build a model with and cant seem to find any.

    Josh

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    It is Blue Styrofoam. http://www.southwestvault.com/home.html It is in Dallas Texas but they might be able to help you find some in England. Butch

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Ok Cheers is it the Styrofoam Highload 40, 60 and 100?

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    I don't know. I looked on the foam but it didn't say.

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Ok no worries mate.
    Thanks for the help.

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Butch how are you cutting it out? Fill it us in, it looks really awesome, I always admire your handiwork.
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    I have a CNC router. 50"x108"x10". I had to split the fuse up into 34 pieces so I could cut it. Wish I had a 5 axis machine. I will put more pictures this weekend as I cut them out. Butch

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Is the router home made or commercial? Are you the one who had a gear mock-up at the Southwest Jet Rally about 2002?
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    It is a commercial router. It is made by EZCNC. It's not the greatest machine but it is great for what I use it for. Yes that was the gear. It was 1/14th scale,it is going to enlarged. Paul Stelly is helping with the project, he will be making the gear and what ever else he wants to do. Butch

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    ItΒ΄s a really nice project! good luck with it and please keep the pics coming..

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Josh, the foam is known as Square Edge. It is the only type that is available in 4 inch thick sheets ( 2 ft by 8 ft slabs).
    Good luck on your search.

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Ok thanks for ya help

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Hello have you tried Flyingfoam.com in So.Calif. he has a cnc foam cuttin maching that is awsome ,cant wait to this monster done!bushwacker404

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    CNC foam cutters won't cut compound curves.

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    [X(] [X(] [X(]

    What kind of turbine are you thinking about ??

    And the swept wing ??

    INCREDIBLE !! [sm=tongue_smile.gif][sm=tongue_smile.gif]
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    A few more pictures. Will have most of the parts for the fuse cut out this week.
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Just a little question....

    You have made the drawings, or you have find ??

    I'd like very much B1... so I'd like to heva the drawings..... never say never... [8D]
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Two more days of cutting and I will have the fuse done. This is the first time my Wife has said it was to BIG!
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    Holy Crap! Are you trying to compensate for something?

    Is this going to be a one off, or are you going to make molds? Are the wings going to swing? What are going to power it with?

    Too many questions, sorry.

    Very nice work,

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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    MAn, that thing is HUGE, and awesome. This is going to be a monumental project. I am following this with awe.
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    I will be making molds, the wing will swing and as far as the turbines,I don't know yet. I hope to have everything operational when it is finished. Butch Sickels 817-223-0779 rssickels@sbcglobal.net
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    WOW!

    that is neat! [sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    HI Hustler58,

    I am really impressed with your project, i am also doing same on my S Connie project, but wondering why did you used Blue foam instead of white foam, its is my understanding that blue foam is more denced and that is why its heavier in weight compaired to white foam?, other question is, after cutting out all the foam parts what will your next step be, are you planning to sheet the whole airframe with balsa sheeting or going to glass it over the foam....i am at that stage also so wondering my options currently...


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    RE: 1/8th scale B-1B

    This is going to be a Plug. I will be putting 3 layers of glass over the foam and filling and sanding it till it smooth. White foam expands and contracts to much. If you are planing on making more than one you should make plugs and molds.It is a pain but worth it in the long run.


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