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Old 03-24-2008, 01:09 AM
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Hi all. Some pics of my Baby Boomerang. I Glassed it with .75oz glass cloth, and painted it with 2k paint. Should be a nice durable finish. I still have some decals to put on, which will jazz it up a bit.

I have fitted Jet1A undercarriage, and will be powering it with a PST600r. The plan for the next week or two is to install all the gear!

Cheers,

Greg
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:43 AM
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looks great!!!
Old 03-24-2008, 05:45 AM
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Very Nice....
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How much over-all weight increase?
Old 03-24-2008, 06:04 AM
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Greg,

That looks real quality work, nice one
Old 03-24-2008, 06:23 AM
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Default RE: Glassed and Painted Boomer

Thanks guys!

I haven't weighed everything as yet, but each wing is 480g (16.9oz)with a JR 8231, each boom is 460g (16.2oz) with a JR539s, and the stab is 360g, 12.69oz (I think, the ink has smudged on my hand!) with a hitec 5945. How does this compare to covered boomers?

I tried to keep it as light as possible, with one coat of primer, and one top coat. With exception of the nose, there is extra glass layers, and a second coat there. I was expecting a tail heavy issue, so put extra glass up front. I also moved the nose leg forward, so that it retracts fully.

I'll post the all up weight when done, (which may take a couple of weeks). I am guessing it'll be on the heavier side of the limit, but I don't think it'll be too far different from a covered one. I hope!


Cheers,

Greg
Old 03-24-2008, 06:34 AM
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Default RE: Glassed and Painted Boomer

Definately looks as if your effort has paid off.Very nice
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Really like the way you finished your Boomer.
Excellent job on the paint and I really like the way you trimmed it out.
You can be extra proud of your Boomer.
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very nice!!
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Very Clean looking. Nice work.!
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Nice move ! That's a heck of a lot better then plastic shrink wrap.

You done good.

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Great job Greg,
I really like your color scheme. My friend did the same thing to his Boomerang XL. We also changed the canopy , most people don't recognize it as a Boomerang XL.
Good luck your your Boomerang.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:14 PM
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I had some questions about the nose gear installation. So here are some pics.

I moved the nose gear forward to enable it to fully retract. If mounted on the original firewall, half of the wheel will stick out.

I simply made another firewall from 1/4" ply, and glued it up front. I then braced it with 1/16" sheet ply, and triangle stock. I had to cut an opening about 1/2" in the existing firewall to clear the wheel. I also glassed a couple of extra layers around the nose for added strength.

The mains took some minor modification. I made some glass wheel wells, and cut everything to fit.

Greg
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:00 PM
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Default RE: Glassed and Painted Boomer

Nice looking boomerang you have there Greg
the best thing will be having it look different to all the others out there.

I dont think your weight gain will be much and when I had my kit is was a little to light at 13.7lbs
the landings were so slow most guys were waiting for it to stall.
you will luv flying it and with the jet1A gear you can fly it off any field.
Job well Done

Pete
Old 03-28-2008, 08:25 AM
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Default RE: Glassed and Painted Boomer

That is really nice Greg! Gotta love those retracts!

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