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Old 01-13-2010, 09:48 PM
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Default Feibo SU-27 Build Thread

I am going to document building of my SU-27 Fei bo Jet kit. I have it planned to be my Top Gun 2010 entry in Pro Am Am. So let's get started... Shown below is a parts dump of most of the stuff that has to go inside the SU-27 it is going to be a very tight fit. Not shown are the two JetCat P-70's, and the plane components itself.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:53 PM
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Here is some of my work on the Vertical Stabs, I have the rudders glued in with BVM Aeropoxy, and created the servo mounts for the JR 3301 servos, using a JR Heavy Duty Servo arm. The horn has been installed with Aeropoxy as well. More to do tomorrow.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:56 PM
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Default RE: Feibo SU-27 Build Thread

Now, for a cool part that I have been working on for quite some time. Wanted to have a few days of work underway before getting this thread started. This is a pic of the Drogue Chute System I am installing on the SU-27. All the wood parts have been custom made and designed by me for the Fei bo SU-27. The tube, cylinder, and drogue chute itself were ordered from Details 4 Scales, thanks Dan.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:02 PM
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A coupe more pics of the Drogue Chute System. I made a mold out of plaster of the tail cone, so I would know where to cut the cone off to fit all the components I needed to fit in the end. Then I razor sawed the end off, and filled with fiberglass the missing areas. These pictures don't do justice the amount of work involved.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:06 PM
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Last one for this evening. This picture shows the placement of the fuel tanks, not counting the twin BVM UAT's. I decided to use 2 16 oz Dubro tanks for the rear tank. The kit comes with one to be fitted in this area, but I have two engines, and didn't want to share a tank. So, I decided to go with these two 16 oz Dubro tanks. They fit perfectly in this location, and gives me some extra needed room for all the equipment that has to go in this bird.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:08 PM
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Looking forward to seeing your progress. I would love to build (assemble) one of these.

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Old 01-14-2010, 09:58 AM
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:14 PM
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Did the jet come weathered as is or have you added that detail?
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: ianober

Did the jet come weathered as is or have you added that detail?

I was wondering the same thing. If yes then thumbs up to FB

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Old 01-14-2010, 01:56 PM
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Hello

Thanks for taking the time to post your progress, it's really useful...............I have one coming to me in a few months, looking forward to see how you get on with it.

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Ok, here is a little background. I saw for the 1st time and also ordered the SU-27 Flanker at Florida International Jets 2008 at Lake Wales Airport here in Florida. I wanted it done in a custom scale paint scheme, and found the exact scale scheme I wanted from a model kit, which I bought from Tower Hobbies and had it shipped to the Fei Bo factory, well all the decals and pictures located on the box not the plastic parts, lol. I also wanted it weathered between light to medium weathering, which Fei Bo said that could do for me. From that point it took about 6 months to recieve the kit that you see in the pictures.

The bypasses and tailpipes that come with kit I decided not to use. They will not fit a JetCat P-70, I doubt the bypasses would even fit a P-60. The pipes came with no bellmout, which isn't needed if you use a bypass. I had custom tail pipes with bellmouths made by Gary Mueller at Jet Tech. These pipes are AWESOME! Will post pics of them at a later point, during the install process. I am going to use kero start on the two P-70's preventing any cross ignition hazards.

I ordered the cockpit at a later date, and am using a 1/9 scale pilot from Aviation Design (www.adjets). The pilot has to be trim significantly to fit into the cockpit but looks great once you do, more to come on this too. F.Y.I. All planes at Top Gun require a Pilot be visible in the cockpit.
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Nice to see another FB Su27 under way. Interesting comments, I too did not use the ducting. It was a suprise that it came with ducting at all. I could not afford the weight of the duct and the heavy twin walled pipe. I never got round to finding a pilot for mine, but was well impressed with the detailed cockpit that came with the plane. I look forward to seeing more of your fit out.

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Old 01-14-2010, 04:42 PM
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Default RE: Feibo SU-27 Build Thread

"friend" i'm going to follow this thread as closely as i've been watching B1Bob and Dad

i'm looking forward to seeing some of your up close shots of your install.

keep it up
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Here are some new pictures of the tail boom area in more detail. Cannot wait to pop the chute upon landing.
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Building fuel tank hardware today. Decided to use BVM fuel fittings instead of the factory stuff, BVM is much better quality than the Factory Hardware for Fuel Tanks. 4 fuel tanks to build hardware for, 2 per turbine, not counting the BVM UAT's. The clunk I am using did come from the Fei Bo Factory for the tanks.
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Now, time to work on the tail. Decided to put in afterburner light system bought from Dreamworks. Thanks Todd for getting these back in-stock. Should be cool to see on takeoff, with the Burners lit! The stainless steel tail pipes should also reflect the light nicely for increased effect. I had to add connectors at the end as shown in the pics to allow me to take off the tail cones to work on the jet. Also, I cut the wire from the total length given and that saved 1 ounce. Not a lot but I will take any weight savings I can get. The entire afterburner system with 1600 4 cell NiMH weighs with afterburner light rings weighs in at 7.5 ounces.
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A quick peak at my pilot and cockpit. Had to do some trimming on the pilot to get him to fit. It is from Aviation Design 1/9 scale pre-painted pilot order from www.altecarerc.com.
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Looks great!! You'll love that chute. I have one on my FB F-5 it works every time and you will need minimal wheel brakes on landing.
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One last one, my build thread helper and the reason I can't post any more for now
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Nice looking pu$$ycat you have there Jason.....
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Ok, I know I haven't posted in quite a few days but I really have been working on it. This took a lot of time to design and figure out how to get all this stuff on the Speed Brake Rear Hatch, and have it all fit when the fuel tanks are directly beneath it.

It took 3 renditions and a servo change and quite a few test fits to get it all to work and fit properly. However, it was worth it because now all that has to be done before flying, and after engine start is to connect the speed brake opening servo to the fuselage extension, and your good to go. No need to connect airlines etc, as all contained in this unit. Quite a bit of space savings for other hardward, and easier to prepare for flight. At Top Gun you only have a 15 minute window to start, fly, and land. Which goes quick when under the pressure of the show.

I had to trim up the rear of the hatch to fit the two 16 ounce Dubro Fuel tanks. Instead of using the rear tank from Fei Bo which only held 36 ounces and had to be shared amoung the 2 turbines. This way I have two independent systems, and only lost 2 ounces per turbine. No big deal, and worth it to have the Speed Brake as one compete unit on the hatch.
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Nice clean work there Jason. Great looking project. Looking forward to seeing you fly that puppy at this years Top Gun. It'll be here in no time at all. Good luck with it all.
Here's wishing you "lightspeed" in your building efforts!

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Looking good so far! Do you know if you'll need to add a lot of weight to the nose to get it to balance?
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Well, after a bit of delay for cold weather in the garage, I stated working on it again. I know what your thinking Florida never gets cold, but it does for a few days. Back to making progress, now I just got to keep it going for the next few weeks.

Here is a couple pictures of the completed rudder linkages.
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Alright, now a considerable amount of time was spent installing the flap servos. That is because I had to enlarge the openings to get the 8411 flap servos in, and also clean up the internal box where the servos will be installed due to over gluing, and weak would frame in this area. However, other than extra work it wasn't to bad, but does take time.
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