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Skymaster A-10/A10 Build Series.

Old 07-21-2021, 09:04 AM
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Default Skymaster A-10/A10 Build Series.

The new big project for the channel has begun!
Thanks for checking it out!

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Old 08-10-2021, 08:52 AM
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Let the Build Begin!
Thanks for watching!
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Wing complete

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tail complete

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Great building!!

Many of us like pics too!!
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Wing as it comes out of the box.

Overall shot of the wing before Pylons mounted.

Complete Wing gear extended.

Complete wing gear retracted.

Wing going into storage into the SAFE REVOC Bags!
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Arm Geometry for Air Brake. Initially setup with a JR Nylon Super Horn but was way too flexy. Switched to 15mm sea craft aluminum arm.

Overall Shot.

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Rudders are fairly simple to put together. Everything is just tite!

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Best way I could come up with to mount the Elevator servos was to use the metal L brackets supplied.

This required some access holes. This entire area is hidden by the fuselage when assembled so conceivably the access hatch could be 1" wider to make this easier. Although the manual talks about using an internal setup which we are not using.

Holes added for access.

Servo arms and slots installed.

Elevator setup complete.
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Scale fans do not come installed. Glued in place with West Systems Six10

Fill Sand, Fill sand, Fill sand.

Complete and primed. Used etching primer.

Complete painted. Thanks Home depot for the color matches! Great job!

Installed and looking great!
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Th
Pip mounted to bell mouth with Rivets.

Short rivets used so wood mount fits over.

Pipe assembly mounted to wood mount.

SWIWINI 140's mocked up


Engine mounted.

Front view

Back View

Overall view. This will all get removed now to paint the inside of the pod.
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What weight are the SW140’s? Did you weigh those turbine rails before installing?
I spent ages removing weight from the pods!
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
What weight are the SW140s? Did you weigh those turbine rails before installing?
I spent ages removing weight from the pods!
Hey Dave.

The Swiwin 140's come in at 1395 Grams for just the engine.
All 4 engine rails together come in at 206 grams (51.5g each)

What engines have you run in the A10?
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Jon

Missed the question! JetCat P-130’s. Your rails are lighter than the original ones supplied in my kit, but I made composite rails where all four were around 120g

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mid section main start up plate and tank installation.
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No many photos of this section

engine and pipe in place.

Main startup plate in progress.


Final Startup plate in place. Not made to full width so you can see the fuel tanks filling up.

The mess of wires and tubes.

Wing connections. Grey/white is the gear lock/unlock pair. The other 3 are gear up/down and brake.
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Plumbing complete and fuselage ready to join.

Airframe joined.

Setup cradle system from Random RC/Random Heli and it works great! First time using it and it was a wonderful work stand.

Another view

Infinitly adjustable.
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Location of soft pin switch.

Cables run to front

Main radio tray.

main radio tray complete

front battery tray system.

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