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Forum: RC Jets
10-16-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

After dithering around for a week I decided to...

After dithering around for a week I decided to simply go ahead and do the nose weight so I could finish shaping the nose. I set up an old servo box on the nose over where I planned on placing the...
Forum: RC Jets
10-14-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,700
Posted By john491

.001 to .004 mil sheet lexan from a polymer...

.001 to .004 mil sheet lexan from a polymer plastics distributer, usually 20" x 48" available. Wrapped around the fan shroud in the mounted position and stuffed through the exit if it is properly...
Forum: RC Jets
10-13-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

OK, the fish scale is a little off. I guess it...

OK, the fish scale is a little off. I guess it was calibrated so you could brag on your catch.
Right now, if the load cells are to be believed, I am at 9.66 pounds with the X-45 turbine installed,...
Forum: RC Jets
10-07-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By john491

Feul line connection to DuBro tank

I have gotten to the point I am setting up my fuel tank. I can fit a DuBro 40 oz tank on its side to hit the CG in the middle of the tank, mounted between the retracted gear. It just fits.
This...
Forum: RC Jets
10-04-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

It's been a few weeks since I have been able to...

It's been a few weeks since I have been able to update things here due to computer troubles. I have made a bit of progress in that time.
One thing was to fit a trial canopy....
Forum: RC Jets
09-17-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

Some more progress has been made! I decided to...

Some more progress has been made! I decided to glass the outside of the fuse to add strength and fuel proofing, and as an aid to paint. That took a couple of days. I then attached the wings. I almost...
Forum: RC Jets
09-15-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By john491

Thank you. John

Thank you.
John
Forum: RC Jets
09-15-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By john491

What is the CTU thread?

What is the CTU thread?
Forum: RC Jets
09-15-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By john491

I have been resisting getting involved on...

I have been resisting getting involved on Facebook as the wife spends enough time there for both of us, and otherwise I probably wouldn't get any building done. I guess if that is my last resort...
Forum: RC Jets
09-15-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By john491

Cool Digitech CG Wizard

I need a little help here.

I purchased this CG system after some great deliberation between the two top contenders. The system connects to your phone for a display. It has been working very well...
Forum: RC Jets
09-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

I got busy last night and sheeted most of the...

I got busy last night and sheeted most of the fuse.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/20200907_120122_fd27e4896cc64035d928299b9d12711985c4d6d8.jpg
I also fitted...
Forum: RC Jets
09-05-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

Ford, Don't do the hinges on the ailerons till...

Ford,
Don't do the hinges on the ailerons till you mount the wings and install the stab booms and fins. That is what determines the inside location of the aileron ends.
John
Forum: RC Jets
09-05-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

Okay, I took a few days and glassed the inside...

Okay,
I took a few days and glassed the inside of the rear airframe both for fuel proofing and because I am afraid of overpressure inside the fuse at higher speeds....
Forum: RC Jets
09-04-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

Ford, These cores are my originals. The aileron...

Ford,
These cores are my originals. The aileron and elevator servos are inside the fuse. The rudder servos are in the stab booms. I changed the next wings to have the servos in the wings as they are...
Forum: RC Jets
09-04-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

Ford, See if your batteries will fit in between...

Ford,
See if your batteries will fit in between the verticals of F1. You may have enough room that way to stack them up in front of the fan. Since you have the sheeting in place you could even carve...
Forum: RC Jets
08-31-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

I have arrived at the "paint yourself into a...

I have arrived at the "paint yourself into a corner" portion of this. There are several things I will be attempting that all need to happen at once. I want to make provision for my top hatch at this...
Forum: RC Jets
08-29-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

I like the wheel well mod. I may try to copy...

I like the wheel well mod. I may try to copy that a bit. I'm still working out the struts I plan on using. It's the old SAE vs metric thing. The struts in the salvage plane are Robarts with an angle...
Forum: RC Jets
08-29-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

On my cores I filled the recesses I had carved...

On my cores I filled the recesses I had carved out for saddle tanks with white styrofoam and glued them in with Gorilla glue since it will foam up and fill the voids under the foam. I think that is...
Forum: RC Jets
08-28-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

I have filled the old saddle tank locations and...

I have filled the old saddle tank locations and have started cleaning up the old balsa leavings on the recycled parts. Below are shots of the wing cores plugged and sanded for the top core. I plan on...
Forum: RC Jets
08-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

As a further update I have now gotten to the...

As a further update I have now gotten to the recycle part of this build. I am taking apart the remnants in the first picture. I evidently was a pretty careful builder 20yrs ago. I not only fiber...
Forum: RC Jets
08-25-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

So to illustrate my biggest concern in the...

So to illustrate my biggest concern in the original plane is the junction of the front and rear fuse parts. I have a pencil pointing to the joint in question. The prints call for, as far as I can...
Forum: RC Jets
08-24-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

Ford, The method I used on the nose does away...

Ford,
The method I used on the nose does away with the triangles. You had the correct orientation in your pictures, my method simply saves a lot of sanding and will also be a little lighter I think....
Forum: RC Jets
08-24-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

The first upgrade in the build is to reinforce...

The first upgrade in the build is to reinforce the nose section. I accomplish this with a section of 1/64" wing skin laminated to the inside of the fuse side. This after lining the top and bottom...
Forum: RC Jets
08-23-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

So far the wood has cost about $24 to make these...

So far the wood has cost about $24 to make these parts which comprise the basics of both designs. From this point I have several mods to add in which to my mind improve the plane.

An additional...
Forum: RC Jets
08-23-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By john491

A few more pictures if it will let me. ...

A few more pictures if it will let me.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/20200823_124300_639def32cc5e0b6c100a4793feef6ef5a9448deb.jpg...
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