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Old 09-07-2007, 11:38 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

little more...

I found an issue with top of outlet,,had to break it!
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:08 PM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

I applaud your effort. Your stab and rudder came out beautifully. Sanding/preparing a plug is a PITA (I know from experience). Would it be possible to separate the fuse in four sections in CAD and cut them out with the CNC machine as well?

Love your work,

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Old 09-07-2007, 11:28 PM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

yes it is also possible to do the fuse with cnc and if I didn t already done it I would have used this solution (which was my primary idea).

however it would be very long.
Old 09-08-2007, 12:17 AM
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here is a simulation of the cnc milling of the bottom side of the wing...as you can see there are some panel lines directly milled for easy placement!
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:04 AM
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the molds under progress + a simple tool for perfect symetry I have just made.
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:08 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

Do you think you might have this finished by winter?
Old 09-08-2007, 07:45 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

well...no, I do not think as it is not full time occupation.
I have a very time consuming job and also doing lots of other activities!

lets say that just to build the wings molds I calculated about 50hrs job (40 milling + 10 sanding/finishing/laminating). and I need at least 10 hrs strait shift for the milling so le's say it needs holidays lol
Old 09-09-2007, 10:49 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

here is the mold of the stab. it is now finished!
I had few issues...first had to cut out its shape as it didn t wanted to come out after molding and then one one of them I damaged badly the primer coating of the master.

anyway this can be fixed and hopfully I do not need them before quite some time (in any case I can mill it again and get 100% same result).

I also attached the progress on the airframe.

that's all for next 2 weeks as I will not have more time to work on that...
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:35 AM
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I found out that the noze was not strait compare to body (gluing problem I think) so I cut and rectified with the help of the laser...

now the model is perfectly strait!

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Old 09-18-2007, 11:41 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

Now is the time to find it.
Old 09-18-2007, 11:42 AM
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yeah! that's why I double checked now
Old 09-21-2007, 09:37 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

here is the result of some 3D work to simulate the shape of the vectorized nozzle.

I made a prototype with paper before trying with stainless steel!

I also tried a decals paper I got on ebay...looks working pretty good!
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:56 PM
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AMAZING, I HOPE I am one day as talented as you building planes...
Old 10-05-2007, 02:53 PM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

today I did a short video clip of the simulated vectorized nozzles! have a look on my website!

[link]http://www.raptor-rc.com/rcraptor/index.htm[/link]
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ORIGINAL: hpghost

today I did a short video clip of the simulated vectorized nozzles! have a look on my website!

[link]http://www.raptor-rc.com/rcraptor/index.htm[/link]
What kind of file is that? I can't open it.

Never mind - got it open. Interesting.
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it is a DIVX video format (uses less kbps)
Old 10-06-2007, 01:04 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

2 pics of the inlets consuctruction start...
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

Will you be selling this as a kit?
Old 10-11-2007, 04:35 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

well,

if it works well and I think that quality is high enough maybe yes.

at present time I am not focusing on that aspect, I am mainly focusing on how to make it as best as possible.

in order to sell it has a kit, it would require some molds modification compare to what I am going to have so that it could be reproduced without too much difficulties.

also it would mainly depends on demands.

but again...FIRST I WANT IT TO FLY, THEN ONLY WILL START TO THINK OF NEXT STEP!
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again a new video...this time it is the real test of trust nozzle!

see my website!

[link]http://www.raptor-rc.com/rcraptor/videos/nozzle%20divx%20test.avi[/link]
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

AFTER FEW WEEKS WITHOUT PROGRESS HERE IS THE LATEST PROGRESS:
i JUST FINISHED 3D MILLING OF THE 1ST RUDDER (WITH PANEL LINES DONE BY CNC MACHINE), i ALREADY STARTED THE WINGS AND MIGHT SEND PICTURES SOON!
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:44 AM
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here are the roughing pics of the 1st half of 1st wing... so far looking good
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:11 AM
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Default RE: f22 raptor-rc work on progress!

at last after 10hrs of machining the 1st half wing is done...with panel lines of course!

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Old 10-24-2007, 10:09 AM
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Looking good. Don't you ever go to work?
Old 10-24-2007, 11:31 AM
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that's beauty of holidays! you don t need [8D]

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