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Old 08-16-2021, 06:08 PM
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Great Pics!!!

Having removable wings on the 100 is genius!
Old 08-18-2021, 02:07 PM
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Love the Preditor. Looking forward to seeing it fly
Old 08-23-2021, 10:50 AM
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C/F thats a good Ideal.I have to say ive never had any troubles with this c/f rods.im using purpose buit rods of course. but it never hurts to be redundent.
So ive run into my first major screw up with starting this company . I put all my eggs in one basket with the landing gear. and the guy just basically took my money,lol
So I was try to keep everything that i needed to source right here at home.I wanted to limit sending my funds overseas as much as possible.long story short i hooked up with the owner of sierra precision ( Darrell ) . hauled five planes up to his shop. he gave me a song and dance about what he could do. mind you most of the sport jet landing gear would have been stock items. the panther being the only custom built gear. gave me a time line of one month to have a set of gear for the panther..keep in mind he makes a ziroli panther gear that just needed mods. to work with mine. lets just say 6 months later all i got box of junk that dont work together. he actually screens his phone calls. and has had every excuse in the book. so if you didnt know now you know. this is totally unacceptable bussiness practices. I will just chalk the little money up as a lost. as its not enough to even waist my time in small claims court. Ive done some investigating a found that this is common practice with this guy. youve been warned. Paul
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moving on. the problem for the gear has been solved. there we be options for air and electric set ups .Lets also talk about some of the overseas companies . ive been in contact with a couple of the big time companies in the r/c jet market . lets just say they wont sell any parts to an American based company . one even sited that they dont need the competition in America. I was really struck by this. Think about that!!!! with all that being said im navigating shortages of all sorts . companies here at home have backorders on just about everything being machined. Next month I will do a limited run of each plane .if anyone is interested in getting a winter project send me a message and i will give you my number and we can talk it over, keep in mind the new versions should be out by summer next year. I will post some pics all the promo. plane are ready for the paint shop. minus the f100. a lil work left to do with it. Thanks










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Old 08-24-2021, 10:32 AM
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Man i feel your pain with the landing gear problems, basically identical to my F14 issues and why that project has gone silent for so longÖ and again.
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:16 PM
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Man i feel your pain with the landing gear problems, basically identical to my F14 issues and why that project has gone silent for so longÖ and again.
since I can't have your F14 I really want a predator to do a badass paint job on though! I hope your F14 flies soon my friend!
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Old 08-24-2021, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by LGM Graphix View Post
since I can't have your F14 I really want a predator to do a badass paint job on though! I hope your F14 flies soon my friend!
yea that wont be happening. *eek* lol
Old 12-05-2021, 08:59 AM
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So hasnít been much of a thread. Havenít had much time to put towards it but letís just say itís a pictorial. Lol anyhow hereís a few. If anyone whatís a kit a ARF or something just hit me up.
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Demo planes going in paint shop


Fresh panther kit .just needs prepped and cleaned and packed to go to it new home




Main structure already installed

Ton of molds for panther


Old 12-05-2021, 09:17 AM
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Fresh predator

Predator wing plugs for 2 piece wing being blocked out to perfection

Predator stab . Undated stab in progress
Old 12-05-2021, 09:29 AM
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F100 wing tank being layed up

Raven being updated to full composite airframe for 45n turbine

Raven layup
Old 12-05-2021, 09:44 AM
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F100 works

F100 works


Scale details be added

Cannons

F100 works


F100


F100
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Predator p200 install

Predator

Predator p200

Predator pipe

Predator p200
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Raptor turbine install

Raptor turbine

Raptor turbine install
Old 12-05-2021, 10:07 AM
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Raptor turbine install

Raptor turbine

Raptor turbine install


Panther










Old 12-05-2021, 10:11 AM
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So thatís my photo dump for now enjoy. Any comments would be great. Let me know what you think either which way good or bad . Sorry but not enough time in my day to organize these pics. Busy busy. And happy holidays to you all . Paul
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Looks good.. but the layup schedule needs some work on the exterior parts. There is alot of fabric print through, which judging by how coarse and loose of the fabric it appears you are using, isn't a surprise. If it were me, i would go with a layer of 1.4oz style 1080 glass cloth for the initial layer. That'll eliminate alot of the print through issues.
Old 12-07-2021, 02:31 PM
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I copy that invertmast. in all fairness i see what your talking about with those layups. long story short all the planes in the thread are test subjects. when it came to layups and composite materials. I tested several different things with a host of factors involved also note that during this process it was a nightmare to secure large quantities of some products. most of everthing in the pictures were produced with cloth i had laying around. i have since stocked rolls of cloth. I agee 100 percent with you. i have since settle the layup schedule for the different layups and so far so good. will contiue to post pics as i go.
Old 12-07-2021, 06:42 PM
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Great to see the CAI line again! I owned a Raptor, Predator, and Panther. The Predator is still flying, and I love it! Can hardly wait to everything at events again!

Lewis Patton

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Old 12-07-2021, 06:55 PM
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Thats great Lewis. My goal for the new Predator is lighter, Stonger, and faster. with updated control surfaces . so Faster too. we will be hitting the scene next season for sure.
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hey guys, just FYI here's our new CAI facebook group, we'll post some more pictures and info there soon, come join in more conversations, thanks

​​​​​​https://www.facebook.com/groups/407184023920881
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So Iíve updated the predator wing . Made a few changes. The changes required a new set of wing molds. Decided to to update the ailerons to a live hinge setup , kept the split flaps .the biggest change was moving to a two piece wing. The first wing out of the mold has showed a significant weight saving as well . I believe this is all contributed to the modern day composites that are available . I didnt change the primary internal structure so the new wings can be used on any old airframe that may be out there . I will upload pics .
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