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Just started the 1:5 scale rafale

Old 06-02-2023, 09:32 PM
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Default Just started the 1:5 scale rafale

So starting with the pain job and this one is going to be time consuming process, so this is the first glimpse of what Iím doing, and Iím slightly overwhelmed because of the time that Iíve spent just with the small portion of it, let me know what you think about this.













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Old 06-03-2023, 01:28 AM
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Looking good Sebastian!
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Aviation Design? Looks great
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Yes thatís aviation design model
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6 more hours today, thatís about 250 small tape pieces to make the shape around the wanted des



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Old 06-04-2023, 03:18 PM
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Some more time and the wings are alm



ost done
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More today, wish to have digital stencils.


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Old 06-10-2023, 04:19 PM
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Looking good, I own a super scale AD Rafale (smaller version) and look forward to seeing this one finished.
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Old 06-14-2023, 05:29 AM
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Sure wish you could get a bifurcated pipe for the 1/7 scale

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I believe I have a bifurcated pipe in mine, you can't get the pipe anymore?
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Contact Hiep Do ( former Tam pipe maker ) and he will make any pipe you need. He just needs measurements
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Actually I do have the big Y pipe to make this jet single turbine powered instead of the twin heavier and more complex model, this jet will be powered with BF300 turbine based thatís what I have waiting for.
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Did you get it from AD or someone else?
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So for the big one I have pipe from the big feibao f-15 that was built long before by ramjets and itís rated for 300 size turbine, and for my smaller Bvm rafale I have several pipes adopted from other jets and they fit perfectly, maybe just slightly off nozzles center but I really donít think that this would effect anything except the visual appearance, so if you can find something with similar length and the distance between the exhaust pipes work just go for it or just do what most European do one straight pipe centered between the nozzles, just like most eurofighters jets
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Thanks. What a great project! Keep the pictures coming.
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Finally got some time to work more on the paint job , so this is the Saturday results, you guys have no idea how much time this takes








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Wow! Nice.
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Hi....
I have the 1/6.8 Aviation Design Rafale waiting to be finished, and it will powered with Kingtech 180.
I couldn't bear the thought that it would only be with a tail pipe that comes out in the middle of the body, which hurts the scale appearance , so last year at the Jet Power event I contacted the Grumania company,
and they made me a wonderful tail pipe that is something like a V configuration, and the quality seems great to me.
Avi
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So just have some time to start doing the third color of the camou




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Making the fuel tank holder, started with making templates and then cutting them out from plywood






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Just finished glueing the second tank holder, but before I need to make sure that the landing gear will not hit the fuel tank or other stuff ar



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Making a gear door because I never got one with the model
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Hello Sysiek, excellent project that looks very promising. I have an AD Rafale that I started building in 2007 and I plan to get back into it this year. I follow your progress with interest to take ideas from your work.
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Thank you, will post more, Iím planning to make this one for single turbine for simplicity and weight saving
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I will also take the single turbine path, 180 ~ 200N. I have done a lot of reengineering on mine but I see that your version is more and better finished.
Yours is AD, right? 1/7 or 1/5 ?
Upload many pics!

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