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Old 05-09-2021, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by LGM Graphix View Post
Hi George,
I am really amazed with your hustler. I hate the redbull schemes but it looks awesome on that jet! Beautiful hustler! I'm envious!
Thanks Jeremy, but I can't credit. As Hans correctly said, it was Rod who built and painted it.

I have the Firebird as well, and it has proven hard to see due to the color (pearl white), but doesn't take away from how nice it flies.
Old 09-15-2021, 11:42 AM
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Hi all,
And, as the flying season comes to an end, I just found the time to continue a little bit on the Hustler !
The whole structure has been primed with 2K epoxi primer and today, I sanded all the parts down with with 400 grid ( wet, of course ) - Ohh yes, a dirty job !
The canvas is ready now in order to receive the rasberry red dressing !
I will do that by using some exclusively mixed spray cans - 2K ones they are as well - the finish will be in silk half flat !
Of course. I will start with the smaller parts just to check out on what quality I can achieve
Concerning the turbine - I guess that the Kingtech 260 G4+ is just the gold standard today - only reading positive comments about function and service - seems to set the standard in every way, really !!
Until soon
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Old 09-16-2021, 08:51 AM
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I'm envious my friend. A hustler is still on the list although will be harder to aquire now. The 260 will be insane in that jet! Much like your olympus hp that I put on my kingcat. Vertical accelerating take off 25 feet from starting to roll!
I still think Tom's jets are the best their are. The quality is second to none!
Old 09-16-2021, 11:51 AM
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Hi Jeremy,
Yes, Tom`s machines are getting pretty much exstinct by now - not many left in full flying condition for sure !
And yes, I do consider his airframes and systems much more UAV`s like standard compared to any other model airplanes !
A lot of work needed to complete, but once done, they will last forever ! ( being in the right hands, of course ! )
Very happy that my Oly has found a good home !
First attempts with the rasberry red turned out to my satisfaction - not professional standard of course, but pretty decent !
Some pics to follow soon
see you
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Old 09-17-2021, 10:58 AM
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Hi all,
And here the first pics of a colored part - the top hatch !
I do like that that silk flat rasberry red - it will be quite a statement ! But highly visible of course !
Still thinking of the final markings for the Hustler - there might be some white stripes in addition to my usual model names and race numbers !
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Old 09-23-2021, 11:36 AM
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Hi all,
And finally, the dirty job is done !
I like on how everything turned out - these custom mixed 2K spray cans are really very good to work with !
Not professional of course, but really acceptable to me !
Back in the hobby room with with the Hustler and there is rasberry red wherever I point my eyes !
So, the final systems integration is the next big job - I do have all the parts at hand ( except the source of force, say turbine ! ) and it will be a pleasure to complete that puzzle !
Yes, Hustler is a demanding airplane concerning systems - a lot of flight controls ( 9of them ! ), fully sequenced gear doors, smoke installation, 4 flight phases with 3 axys gyros and so on !
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Ahh yes, forgot to mention, Hustler still has the sexiest nose section of any airplane I know of !!








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Old 10-09-2021, 12:04 PM
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Hi all,
And finally, the dirty job is done !
I like on how everything turned out - these custom mixed 2K spray cans are really very good to work with !
Not professional of course, but really acceptable to me !
Back in the hobby room with with the Hustler and there is rasberry red wherever I point my eyes !
So, the final systems integration is the next big job - I do have all the parts at hand ( except the source of force, say turbine ! ) and it will be a pleasure to complete that puzzle !
Yes, Hustler is a demanding airplane concerning systems - a lot of flight controls ( 9of them ! ), fully sequenced gear doors, smoke installation, 4 flight phases with 3 axys gyros and so on !
see you
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Ahh yes, forgot to mention, Hustler still has the sexiest nose section of any airplane I know of !!
And sorry for my wrong spelling of "raspberry" until now - now I get it right !
The horizontal stabilizer with the elevator ( 2 closely matched servos required here for this one ) and the booms with the rudders have been completed with all the servos, wiring and the connectors to make the set up on the flightline an easy job
I use Futaba brushless servos all around - they are just very high quality ! ( say as good as their price is ! )
Next step will be the electrics on the fuselage and then mounting and plumbing up the gears and doors - yes and yes, I do like system integration !!
see you
Hans

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Old 10-10-2021, 05:16 AM
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Very nice work Hans, Great to see people still building!
Old 10-10-2021, 11:15 AM
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Hi Tom,
Ohh yes, building is just a " must " for me !
I do always like the knowlege and and the confidence about an airframe that is going to deliver cutting edge performance !!
And Hustler ( pushed by some 50+ pounds turbine ) just has to be set up to a very high standard !
I hope I can deliver here !
see you
Hans

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Old 10-12-2021, 08:58 AM
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Its looking awesome Hans! Can't wait to see it finished
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Its looking awesome Hans! Can't wait to see it finished
Old 10-12-2021, 11:50 AM
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Hi Jeremy,
Ohh, yes, once you get into completion of one of Tom`s birds, it really becomes addictive !!
I have all the high standard components at hand now ( almost everything from Tom`s manufacturing ! ) to complete this bird !
I still hope my CFO ( say my wife ) releases the funds for the turbine during wintertime in order to make Hustler fully ready for a next spring rollout, function test and then, maiden flight !!
After straying away from jet flights for quite some time, I do really look forward to that revival with such a rare and special aircraft !
Again, I have to deliver here - I will do my very best, promised ( let`s hope it will be good enough ) !!
More to come soon
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Old 10-12-2021, 01:14 PM
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Tom Cook should be proud that there are folks still building his kits!
I'm sure your Hustler will be a great flying jet!
Old 10-17-2021, 12:07 PM
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Hi all,
And today, I completed the wirings and the linkages of the outer wing panels using powerbox .32 square mm cables throughout !
All the ailerons and the outer flaps have been programmed already for my intended 3 flight phases ( CLEAN / TAKE OFF and LAND and probably a CONSTANT SPEED mode )
As usual with all my planes, all throws, neutral positions and gyro gains will be different in those flight phases !
CLEAN means fast, T/O means medium and LAND goes for slow airspeed naturally, quite according the flaps deployment !
Now, it is onto the fuselage - a lot of electrical connections and plumbing to be finished right here !
Final position of the dual Rx batteries and the Rx itself is still to be determind in order to meet Tom`s recommended CG location
I will use his combined center fuselage fuel / smoke fluid tank in any case - Hustler has to write some nice graphics into blue our skies in any case one day !!
see you
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