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Old 11-29-2020, 07:36 PM
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The jet is coming along great!
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by T_CAT View Post
The jet is coming along great!
Thanks! Yea it's a pretty quick build. If I wasn't videoing the process it would be done already.
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Originally Posted by Canadian Man View Post
Thanks! Yea it's a pretty quick build. If I wasn't videoing the process it would be done already.
Ha-ha, there’s no doubt about that. Videoing and editing takes up quite a bit of time.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:11 AM
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Fantastic job, congrats !!!
And, in short .....


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Old 11-30-2020, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by cmjets View Post
Fantastic job, congrats !!!
And, in short .....


AWESOME!!!!!! Looks Perfect!
Old 12-03-2020, 07:39 AM
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Next Video is up.
Will upload pictures tonight.

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Speckles installed

Servo cover painted to match the #5
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Sanded down wing tip joint to get best fit.

Drilled and tapped the carbon rods for the tip tanks. Taped with 4-40 threads as they are more course than 3mm. Tip tanks won't be coming on and off as the Revoc bags have the tip tanks installed.


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Some pictures of final brake line routing.




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Wing connectors complete. I like to use the pin/female side of the connector on the wing so you can easily attached your receiver with a male connection and operate the different surfaces off the plane.



Old 12-05-2020, 07:07 AM
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Video #9 is up. Wing install and Turbine install!

Old 12-07-2020, 10:36 AM
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Kingtech 210 G4 Installed. Much easier to lay the fuse on it's side to have horizontal rails like a typical airframe

Bottom rail had to be sanded down by about 1/2 inch to get turbine into proper position in pipe.



One thing to note. The grumania pipe sheet/manual says to install the turbine exhaust cone 1/2 way in the orange bell. The Aviation Design manual mentions only inserting cone into the orange bell 20mm. I went with the 20mm mark as that's what is listed in the AD manual. Still have some movement with the turbine on the mount in both directions.

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Wing fastening is next. Installed wing tubes into airframe so equal distance on both sides of airframe. Marked tube with marker at fuselage.



dowels inserted into main wing tube. Did one wing at a time. Install wing. Drill hole through tube. Remove wing. Install dowel, blind nut, glue on dowel and main wing bolt.

Wait till it all cures and trial fit wing. Used 4mm bolts in this area.

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Wasn't happy with the small amount of play at the rear part of the wing. So I added a fixing bolt. Access though the gear opening.


Carbon plate installed on wing side.

Blind nut and 1/4 inch ply installed on interior side of fuse.


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Front tray painted and speckled.

Initial equipment layout figured out. Installing the fuel pump, UAT in this area ensures very short sections of fuel tubing from Tanks to UAT and from UAT to fuel pump.
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Good call on the wing bolt, I used this same method on my Rebel and also go through the wheel-well, it is quick, easy, and effective.

Get yourself one of these? I carry one for my Rebel and my Shockwave (they are different size bolts) in my field-box and it makes the job painless.

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Originally Posted by skunkwurk View Post
Good call on the wing bolt, I used this same method on my Rebel and also go through the wheel-well, it is quick, easy, and effective.

Get yourself one of these? I carry one for my Rebel and my Shockwave (they are different size bolts) in my field-box and it makes the job painless.

Nice. Thanks! Great Suggestions.
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Next video is up. Check out the light setup! Crazy!

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Jonathan great video on your build, keep it up.
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Fuselage side wiring harnesses made up.

Grommet installed in Fuse

Finished product.
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Stock Hardware. Changed to High Flow setup. Because these tanks are run in Parallel the stock hardware should be fine but I planned on changing it from the start.

Stock sintered clunk. Did some testing on this unit and it doesn't really help with pulling liquid if only partially submerged.

Instead of stock clunks, using CARF (Tillison) Felt clunks. Drilled out to a larger size. Stock on bottom and drilled on top. Also using larger mid tubes on the clunk lines.

Finished clunks. In a parallel setup they need to be identical to try to pull fuel equally.

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Prior to clunk installation, cleaned each tank out with 500ml of rubbing alcohol.

Leak testing tanks. You can pressurize with air from your mouth and submerge in water or just pressurize and leave overnight. If they still hill in the morning they are good to go.

Finished fuel cells
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startup tray. Piece of thin ply with ABS simulated carbon glued together. Use spray glue on both sides. Let dry and stick together. works great!

Startup tray layout complete

Installed into the aircraft.
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Added additional canopy hooks. Covered in great detail in last video.

Measure 10 times and cut once!

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