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Scale finishing my BVM Hun

Old 05-20-2020, 07:09 AM
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Sorry man. Itís a long drawn out story but The previous owner sold the company and the new folks had a disagreement thatís gone to the courts (I think) so for now that company is no longer in business
Old 05-20-2020, 09:54 AM
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Since weíre on a new page, does anyone have a Details 4 Scale set of instructions for the nose gear molded part?

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Old 05-20-2020, 03:48 PM
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I recently sent him an email for instructions for a light kit and he sent them to me

PM me and I will send to you
Old 05-20-2020, 05:43 PM
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PM sent Kevin. Thank you
Old 05-20-2020, 06:36 PM
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Sent Ozie
Old 05-21-2020, 08:28 PM
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The last couple days have been a lot of monotonous crap. Sand fill sand fill flaps/rudder etc. I was also unhappy with one of the two canopy retention pins so I tore it out and started over on that side. Additionally the nose gear door was wrong so I did some major surgery to set that right. This kit would go faster if I got stuff right the first time.

Rough measurements for the paint masks

Zoom in on the nose art
Old 05-21-2020, 08:39 PM
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I also changed the 9411HV servos on nose wheel steering and rudder to MKS 747s so that it puts all the flight control servos to MKS and makes it easier to replace with a ďstandard sizeĒ servo in case something needs to be changed later. It also makes for four 747s in the plane for interchangeability


Hereís the NWS servo now

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Old 05-22-2020, 08:40 PM
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Today was spent on wing fences, marking support etc.

my buddy Dave is going to do paint masks for me so Iím working on sizing the markings. Heís amazingly talented and is working overtime on this. I gave him some rough dimensions and so I cut out paper in the dimensions I gave him

still no luck on the nose gear steering installation or light installations. Iíve emailsed and called Dan but no response yet. If anyone has them Iíd love a copy.

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Tail marking dimensions

Nose marking dimensions

Stars and bars

Wing fences

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Old 05-23-2020, 01:26 PM
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I haven't been watching this thread, but didn't know Ozie is running it in the second half... Nice work! Didn't realize so much filler work on the fuselage... I'll get to mine eventually, and when I do, I'll be studying this thread with a magnifying glass! Until then - Quarantine in your Shop!

Oh, and by the way - stop scribbling on your wing!

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Old 05-23-2020, 02:40 PM
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Iím not a smart man Ron and Iím a visual learner. That was me figuring out stars and bars sizing

Do you have a D or F?

Roger was kind enough to let me add to his thread. Figured it made sense to put all the data together and since I learned so much from his (I never would have cut the vents out under the cockpit but when you see a FS those are VERY prominent etc etc) it seemed to make sense

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Old 05-24-2020, 01:59 PM
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Stars and Bars - I see now - makes sense.
I have a D model. I think the 2 seaters are prettier but that's all subjective.
Just as long as you can get documentation on the one airplane you intend to model. That's all that matters!
Build On!...
Old 05-25-2020, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ozief16 View Post
Roger was kind enough to let me add to his thread. Figured it made sense to put all the data together and since I learned so much from his (I never would have cut the vents out under the cockpit but when you see a FS those are VERY prominent etc etc) it seemed to make sense
For me, that is the great thing about RCU, and probably why it has survived. The site contains a wealth of information, which is reasonably well organised and quickly accessed. (provided you use a 3rd part search)
This thread for instance is really very narrowly focused, and has all the info in one place. If I had posted this on face book, it would just get lost in the general mishmash of news feeds and you would have no chance of finding it all.
Old 05-25-2020, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron S View Post
Stars and Bars - I see now - makes sense.

Just as long as you can get documentation on the one airplane you intend to model. That's all that matters!
Build On!...
Good point Ron. A champion scale builder once told me that I should chose the actual airplane you intend to model, before starting to build your model. Every air plane is different .

Old 05-26-2020, 08:59 AM
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Roger,

I agree. Consolidation is great for folks interested in doing this model.

the last few days have been spent tearing out things that were there and redoing them ďbetterĒ. I tore out the canopy hold down mechanism (opening canopy is standard in the two seater) to make one side more smooth. I also tore out the hinges on the little nose gear door and put in a piano hinge. Iím debating the big nose gear door for a piano hinge but have already started on the inner main doors.

when I was building my full scale years ago I was obsessing over some small part and someone stopped by and said ďyouíre building a plane, not a monumentĒ so Iím trying to remember that right now! Craig Gottschang emailed me and said he was laughing that I put more effort into the drop tanks than a normal kit. He then went on to say building the ordnance for his Mibo A-10 took him forever so I didnít feel as bad!

Here is the piano hinge. The button head screws will stay in order to make the hinge/door removeable

Door with hinge outside the plane

Proof that chicks dig fighter pilots (even (especially?) plastic ones).
My daughter was out ďhelpingĒ


Finished nose gear door. Also in this pic you can see the two green (filler) lines on the larger nose gear door. I widened the nose gear opening 1/8Ē on either side to prevent the wheels hanging up on the door as some guys have experienced. The green lines are the original panel lines youíre supposed to cut

Main gear doors. Gap is required with the Dubro hinges to allow door to open 90. Iím tearing this out for piano hinges currently

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Old 05-26-2020, 04:22 PM
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You aren't afraid of re-work are you Dave!! Those piano hinges do look good though.




Old 05-26-2020, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ozief16 View Post
I also changed the 9411HV servos on nose wheel steering and rudder to MKS 747s so that it puts all the flight control servos to MKS and makes it easier to replace with a ďstandard sizeĒ servo in case something needs to be changed later. It also makes for four 747s in the plane for interchangeability


Hereís the NWS servo now
After 9 years, I had my nose gear NOT come down. There are QUITE alot of things going on in the nose gear area and as I had (not any more) my Hun sitting on its gear for most of it's time at home, over time, the tautness of the pull/pull mechanism warped this piece of wood just enough to cause my nose gear to catch and not come down in flight, even though I religiously do a gear check before EVERY flight on all my jets. Since then, I moved the steering servo to the rear of the nose gear opening area (where BV has a gyro mount) in a more conventional placement.

Just a heads up!
Old 05-26-2020, 05:43 PM
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Roger,
im not smart enough to know any different!

Rav,
can you send me a pic please? This is the time to fix it! I canít figure how to get the cables out of the way

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Originally Posted by ozief16 View Post
Roger,
im not smart enough to know any different!

Rav,
can you send me a pic please? This is the time to fix it! I canít figure how to get the cables out of the way
Ok, will do!
Old 05-27-2020, 04:02 AM
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Also for Roger and Rav and all the guys flying these: where did you CG end up?

Dave
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Dave,

I have used BV's CG even though I know it is probably too nose heavy. I have never experienced any tucking in turns as I've always a gyro.
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'Main gear doors. Gap is required with the Dubro hinges to allow door to open 90. I’m tearing this out for piano hinges currently'

Unless you feel the need for extra strength just fill the gaps with more Dubro hinges.
Or, easier still, small pieces of plastic tube will fill the gaps & look exactly the same.

A friend's Harvard had a scale baggage hatch to hide the retract air valve & switches with what looked exactly like
a piano hinge, all was revealed when he opened it, six Dubro hinges with a removable pivot pin like yours.
Old 05-28-2020, 01:55 PM
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Boomerang

Brilliant. Just a bit too late. Damnit! I think Iíll do that for the nose gear long door rather than redoing that. I did need extra strength on the main gear outer doors but not the inner. Oh well. Itís basically done now

Door is removeable still for painting and maintenance

a little filler and itíll look good
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Iíve also been working on the markings for the plane. A buddy is phenomenal with cutting paint masks etc so these were his proofs. Iím trying to do mine based off the Lou Drendle drawing on the back of a squadron book. The problem is that the drawing isnít exactly scale so itís making the creation of the markings difficult. You canít simply measure the drawing and scale it up;(

Proofs taped in place

Tail in this drawing has a much larger chord than scale.

Rough measurements

Nose art
Old 05-28-2020, 08:23 PM
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I also did some filling and sanding on the doors tonight. My CDO (like OCD but alphabetically like it should be) kicked in and now it is smooth

One side filled, one to Go

Nose door was off and I explored lots of ways to fix it. Simply filling and sanding was easiest I could think of

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