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Old 02-09-2021, 11:54 AM
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For the gear I had a friend make the original byron plastic frame out of alum and increase the range of motion so the wheel would retract into the fuse more. I also went with a electric actuator to retract the wheels. One of the problems with the original gear was how high they were in the fuse, this gave the plane a very low stance. I lowered my bracket so that the gear sits in the proper position. My unit is bolted to 1/4 inch ply and attached to the side of the fuse. I will be adding bulkheads to make it rigid.

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This is youtube video of my gear working
Old 02-09-2021, 12:03 PM
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And finally I added a carbon spar to the wing. The Sleeve is glued to both ends of the fuse and runs the width of the fuse.



You can see the sleeve inside.

Old 02-09-2021, 12:06 PM
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This is what it looks like now. Will have the wings glassed tonight and will start putting in the internal formers to strengthen the fuse and supports for the turbines.


Old 02-09-2021, 12:46 PM
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Sweet, love to see more byron f-15 builds, about the retracts, do they need more support, to keep them from moving in and out ???
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Yes I will be adding bulkheads that will stiffen the sides up.
Old 02-09-2021, 04:01 PM
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Cool, I started this build thread, with my byron f-15, but the guy that has it now, on this thread bought it from me, and really doing a better job, then I was going to do, glassing the wing, aftermarket retracts, just doing a great on it, can't wait to see them.
Old 02-25-2021, 09:04 AM
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Yes I will be adding bulkheads that will stiffen the sides up.
Nice work overall, Airman!
Old 02-25-2021, 09:30 AM
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Default Progress update on Byron F15 turbine conversion

Here's a few pictures of my F15 turbine install. It's been a while since I updated. I read back over some of the earlier posts here, and ran across post #158 where I mentioned I'd been sick with the flu. I have to say it was a very weird flu, nothing like I'd experienced before. Of course, none of us had any idea of the tsunami that was about to come. Soon after post #158, the big Pandemic hit us and I always wondered if I actually had Covid. Guess I'll never know, but isolating gave many of us the biggest building season we've ever seen. I hardly flew at all, all summer long. I can't say the extra time really made much difference. I got more done when there wasn't time.

FINALLY FINISHED MY DIY CUSTOM SADDLE TANKS. LEAK TESTED OK!



THIS IS A HOME MADE UAT. THE 2ND ONE I'VE MADE.



I ALWAYS MAKE MY OWN AIR TANKS FROM ALUM HAIR SPRAY PRESSURE CANS.




3D PRINTED FESTO TUBE GUIDES TO KEEP THE STIFF TUBE CURVES FROM MESSING UP THE SEALS.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:23 AM
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Sweet, I like the hair spray can, nice setup !!!!
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Not much going on with this thread anymore. I guess everyone's moved to Facebook.
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I hope not ????
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Default I hope not as well.

This forum has provided me with a wealth of information and opinions, invaluable to someone just starting out in the “turbine world”.
I wish previous posters would continue, or at least mention where the discussion had moved to.
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Originally Posted by wayne3011 View Post
This forum has provided me with a wealth of information and opinions, invaluable to someone just starting out in the “turbine world”.
I wish previous posters would continue, or at least mention where the discussion had moved to.
Wayne
Some of us are not willing to sell our souls to Mark Zuckerberg. From the looks of what happened to his stock this week. LOTS of other people are now dropping Facebook these days, it cost Zuckerberg 31 BILLION dollars is one day. GREAT!!!!!!!
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Yes, I agree, I started this Byron F-15c post and sold the project to mikes68charger, I started a Fiebao 1/6 scale F-16 project, it's at 80% done, but been sitting for a year and a half, like all or some project they take a back sit some times, but never forgotten, mikes68charger was doing a great job on the byron F-15c, then other byron F-15c owner jump in which made it more exciting, hoping to see more on the byron project, thanks guys.
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Old 02-07-2022, 08:17 AM
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Mines on the back burner for now. Getting everything ready for this flying season. This summer should finish the body work and have it ready to paint.
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Originally Posted by frankle951 View Post
Yes, I agree, I started this Byron F-15c post and sold the project to mikes68charger, I started a Fiebao 1/6 scale F-16 project, it's at 80% done, but been sitting for a year and a half, like all or some project they take a back sit some times, but never forgotten, mikes68charger was doing a great job on the byron F-15c, then other byron F-15c owner jump in which made it more exciting, hoping to see more on the byron project, thanks guys.

LOL Thanks, now that Im back from my year deployment, Im just waiting for the snow to melt to get this big girl in the air again.
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Sorry forgot about this post, I painted this F15 before I left last year for my Saudi Deployment. I did order a new sigle pipe as my duel pip started to fall apart at the Y inside seam after the first test flight. So I hope running one pipe works like other have said, Also Im running an K180G2
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Wow, the Y pipe fell apart?? Which company made the pipe? You've got me worried now, as mine is a Y pipe with an engine that's probably too big.
Your jet looks great with that red! Has it flown?
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Lately, I've added a 2nd big spar the the F15C wings. Getting a new spar to slide into the fuse smoothly without fighting the existing spar was quite a mental block to progress. But that part is done now, thankfully. Once the hole was bored for the aluminum tube, I had to channel out the wing to add a reinforcement rib, then fill the channel and glass it on the surface. Here's couple pics. Also, I designed an ejection seat which is being 3D printed.


This is the home made hole saw I used to bore the new spar hole. I did it with the wing installed and engaged with the original spar.

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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
Some of us are not willing to sell our souls to Mark Zuckerberg. From the looks of what happened to his stock this week. LOTS of other people are now dropping Facebook these days, it cost Zuckerberg 31 BILLION dollars is one day. GREAT!!!!!!!
I am not unhappy about that either. Zuckerberg is kinda people-dumb. He renames his company because Facebook was starting to get a bad name, partly because its everywhere, like taking over. So, his new name is Meta. Which happens to mean "everywhere". Way to go, genius. That's a lot less threatening.
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Wow, you guy are doing a great job, love the new paint job !!, yes I'm getting ready for the new flying season, two maiden flight to do, 2m Viper jet, with a Jetcat 120 and a new Odyssey with a Jetcat 160 in it, I'm glad you guys are breathing new life in to this post, Thank you.
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Hey Thanks for the updates, I love to see this!
If you have posted build threads elsewhere are you willing to share so I can catch back up?
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