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Old 11-17-2021, 05:37 PM
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Default Kerry Sterner Sea Vixen build

My las build ( Turbinator ) ended up sometime in March last year ( 2020 ) since then I've been looking for something worth building, I was cruising on RCU and a thread took me to a vid of the Sea Vixen, then I found out that Kerry Sterner has done a set of plans for a 76.5, 31 lbs jet, then I found out that Nick Ziroli sells them + some other part for it and it took off from there.

I ended up on a new site for me, RC scale builders.com where I found a thread dedicated to the building of Kerry Sterner's Sea Vixen, there I founded out that one has been maiden a month ago by Dave W. from Motors and Rotors, I pm him and got the go ahead to build it, you won't be disappointed he said.

That was it for me, my mind was made up, I found my next build and now I'm committed on the build, it will take about a year and half to complete, I have decided to fiberglass and paint this model, it will be my first fiberglassing and second painting in 32 years of modeling.

The plans have been ordered from NZ, the kit most likely will come from Australia ( none of the kit cutters in the US cuts this kit ) parts for the Fowler flaps will come from the UK, the rest from NZ ( nose cone, intakes, retracts and struts, wood and wheels )

This is going to be a fun build and planning to enjoy all of it.

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Kerry's plans and accessories are available from Ziroli
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I also want the Fowler flaps hardware, I learned that the only place I can it is from Belair in the UK.

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The plans are shipping tomorrow.
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Ill have a word with Dave B for you, he made some moulds for the boom front caps etc I know hes already sold a set.

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He offers to make a set if wanted on the thread where he posted his build and I was going to ask, I will take your help anytime.

Thank you Dave.

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I got an email from Belair, it looks like I will be talking with Darrell from Sierra Giant about the gear and the F flap parts for the SV.
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Awesome kit Carlos!!
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Rafy

It's my turn to build now, you built the Mibo A-10, I will build Kerry's Sea Vixen 😁

Tks.
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Hi Carlos,

I spoke to Dave Wilshire today about the cones etc, send me a PM if you are interested (and of course building a FAW2 model!)

Welcome to the KS Sea Vixen building club. its a good design and although complex it was fun to build.

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Hi Dave.

Thank you for posting here, pm on the way.

Update: pm sent.

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I went to HD to get me a new door and a sheetrock for the build, I will be doing a spring cleaning/inventory on all my tools, glues and all the other stuff, time to consolidate again 😳

​​​​​​Paul (JSF-TC ) contacted me, he has a short kit with some of the parts needed to complete the jet, I'm getting this kit from him soon and this is the kit that I'm building, the build will start in about two weeks, the plans were shipped today from Nick Ziroli and should arrive next week.



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Now the bench is ready.


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Carlos - Looks like you are clearing the way to begin the Vixen build. Like Dave said, we and others are here to assist at any point. Again, welcome aboard. One suggestion, make it possible to walk around the table, while building, will certainly make construction easier. Chic
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Chic
I saw your building bench and that has been in the back of my mind, I agree, to be able to walk around the table will be nice, I'll see what I can do about that.

I will definitely be asking for help on this one.

Thanks.
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I talked with Dave B. about the fiberglass parts he made for his SV and he has agreed to make me a set for my build, not only that, he will be advising me during the build.

Thank you Dave, very much appreciate the help.
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I have to tell you, Chic's SV build on Rcscalebilder.com has been a blessing, lots of pictures and tips for the build.

Than you Chic
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The SV plans are been delivered today, I will get to see them tomorrow night.
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CARSII - Trust me, Dave pulled my butt out of the fire many times during this build. He is also known as The "Professor". Soon you will understand why. Chic
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I had a chance to do a quick review of the plans, they are very clear and have lots of details and notes, Kerry has done a super job creating these plans.

The thing I was most interested on was to see if they have been recently revised and YES! they were revised by Kerry S. in 2019, he also added one or two more sheets for the V2 booms and the air brake, all this came about because of Dave B. and Chic, Mr: Straner worked with them to come up with the new revisions.




Now it's time me to study and understand the plans, read the instructions and start formulating steps and mods to be added, I will be doing that next week.

Right away I've decided to reinforce the gear ribs and gear mounts, add a second servo to the elevator, build a different wing locking mechanism and few other small things, all of these changes will be internals.










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This build is not complicated at all, infact, it looks like it's going to be a lot of fun to build which is exactly what I'm looking for ( the challenge to build )




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