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T_CAT 11-29-2020 07:36 PM

The jet is coming along great!

Canadian Man 11-30-2020 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by T_CAT (Post 12647438)
The jet is coming along great!

Thanks! Yea it's a pretty quick build. If I wasn't videoing the process it would be done already.

T_CAT 11-30-2020 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by Canadian Man (Post 12647524)
Thanks! Yea it's a pretty quick build. If I wasn't videoing the process it would be done already.

Ha-ha, there’s no doubt about that. Videoing and editing takes up quite a bit of time.

cmjets 11-30-2020 09:11 AM

Fantastic job, congrats !!!
And, in short .....

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ec9983741b.jpg

Canadian Man 11-30-2020 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by cmjets (Post 12647547)
Fantastic job, congrats !!!
And, in short .....

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ec9983741b.jpg


AWESOME!!!!!! Looks Perfect!

Canadian Man 12-03-2020 07:39 AM

Next Video is up.
Will upload pictures tonight.


Canadian Man 12-03-2020 06:29 PM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5c59fc736a.jpg
Speckles installed
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...79ce7c27ea.jpg
Servo cover painted to match the #5
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...46b52d44a6.jpg

Canadian Man 12-03-2020 06:31 PM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e43cc34805.jpg
Sanded down wing tip joint to get best fit.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...83689340ba.jpg
Drilled and tapped the carbon rods for the tip tanks. Taped with 4-40 threads as they are more course than 3mm. Tip tanks won't be coming on and off as the Revoc bags have the tip tanks installed.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...3432ca2e0e.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...c3df506eba.jpg

Canadian Man 12-03-2020 06:32 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...44b9fe0843.jpg
Some pictures of final brake line routing.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5de167c3d9.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...c0ba0da81b.jpg
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https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5a5198fc9f.jpg

Canadian Man 12-03-2020 06:34 PM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b03933759e.jpg
Wing connectors complete. I like to use the pin/female side of the connector on the wing so you can easily attached your receiver with a male connection and operate the different surfaces off the plane.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...6c882ae7c2.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...6ebcb3ca80.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...489d95c45d.jpg

Canadian Man 12-05-2020 07:07 AM

Video #9 is up. Wing install and Turbine install!


Canadian Man 12-07-2020 10:36 AM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f94a85ec22.jpg
Kingtech 210 G4 Installed. Much easier to lay the fuse on it's side to have horizontal rails like a typical airframe
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...01a0b44af3.jpg
Bottom rail had to be sanded down by about 1/2 inch to get turbine into proper position in pipe.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...15c2a0f231.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...c87a5f48e9.jpg

One thing to note. The grumania pipe sheet/manual says to install the turbine exhaust cone 1/2 way in the orange bell. The Aviation Design manual mentions only inserting cone into the orange bell 20mm. I went with the 20mm mark as that's what is listed in the AD manual. Still have some movement with the turbine on the mount in both directions.

Canadian Man 12-07-2020 10:42 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...c37d3d327b.jpg
Wing fastening is next. Installed wing tubes into airframe so equal distance on both sides of airframe. Marked tube with marker at fuselage.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...948b942830.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e65eb23820.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...af4fe03232.jpg
dowels inserted into main wing tube. Did one wing at a time. Install wing. Drill hole through tube. Remove wing. Install dowel, blind nut, glue on dowel and main wing bolt.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f56fa864d7.jpg
Wait till it all cures and trial fit wing. Used 4mm bolts in this area.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...2dbcd19918.jpg

Canadian Man 12-07-2020 10:45 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...38bd67d7d1.jpg
Wasn't happy with the small amount of play at the rear part of the wing. So I added a fixing bolt. Access though the gear opening.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ff4f587e8e.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...19c17a0fc2.jpg
Carbon plate installed on wing side.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ce9dcbdbe7.jpg
Blind nut and 1/4 inch ply installed on interior side of fuse.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...a4bc5b6dde.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...41b5186af5.jpg

Canadian Man 12-07-2020 10:47 AM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ce7566bb09.jpg
Front tray painted and speckled.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...bf26598ad8.jpg
Initial equipment layout figured out. Installing the fuel pump, UAT in this area ensures very short sections of fuel tubing from Tanks to UAT and from UAT to fuel pump.

skunkwurk 12-07-2020 10:50 AM

Good call on the wing bolt, I used this same method on my Rebel and also go through the wheel-well, it is quick, easy, and effective.

Get yourself one of these? I carry one for my Rebel and my Shockwave (they are different size bolts) in my field-box and it makes the job painless.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...da42c1f56c.png

Canadian Man 12-07-2020 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by skunkwurk (Post 12648935)
Good call on the wing bolt, I used this same method on my Rebel and also go through the wheel-well, it is quick, easy, and effective.

Get yourself one of these? I carry one for my Rebel and my Shockwave (they are different size bolts) in my field-box and it makes the job painless.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...da42c1f56c.png

Nice. Thanks! Great Suggestions.

Canadian Man 12-09-2020 08:19 AM

Next video is up. Check out the light setup! Crazy!

Canadian Man 12-09-2020 08:20 AM


Skunkwrks 12-09-2020 07:51 PM

Jonathan great video on your build, keep it up.

Canadian Man 12-10-2020 07:49 AM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b0ef89e8cd.jpg
Fuselage side wiring harnesses made up.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...353bcecc83.jpg
Grommet installed in Fuse
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e62d2725d1.jpg
Finished product.

Canadian Man 12-10-2020 07:54 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...24d1bb52a8.jpg
Stock Hardware. Changed to High Flow setup. Because these tanks are run in Parallel the stock hardware should be fine but I planned on changing it from the start.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...6a9c06598f.jpg
Stock sintered clunk. Did some testing on this unit and it doesn't really help with pulling liquid if only partially submerged.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...5ea9ff9431.jpg
Instead of stock clunks, using CARF (Tillison) Felt clunks. Drilled out to a larger size. Stock on bottom and drilled on top. Also using larger mid tubes on the clunk lines.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...f8484622c4.jpg
Finished clunks. In a parallel setup they need to be identical to try to pull fuel equally.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...3dbd85992f.jpg

Canadian Man 12-10-2020 07:57 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ee07900409.jpg
Prior to clunk installation, cleaned each tank out with 500ml of rubbing alcohol.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...df4c931eca.jpg
Leak testing tanks. You can pressurize with air from your mouth and submerge in water or just pressurize and leave overnight. If they still hill in the morning they are good to go.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...ebad9dd1d8.jpg
Finished fuel cells

Canadian Man 12-10-2020 07:59 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...e01eb1508c.jpg
startup tray. Piece of thin ply with ABS simulated carbon glued together. Use spray glue on both sides. Let dry and stick together. works great!
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8aa73db2ed.jpg
Startup tray layout complete
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...457f5cdaf6.jpg
Installed into the aircraft.

Canadian Man 12-10-2020 08:01 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...d1109e7e84.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...761b58745e.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...af38acf26b.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...b2172689a8.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...8f31943dd3.jpg

Added additional canopy hooks. Covered in great detail in last video.

Measure 10 times and cut once!


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