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Kadet Junior Night Flyer

#24
Thanks for the advice. The paper is already off of this one, so I am going to keep moving forward as such. It was an experiment I wanted to try anyway. But I will keep it in mind for the next night flyer I build.
I was hoping that the graphics would create a dark area to aid with orientation. If I do need more, the wingtips will be open and I could add red and green lights there.
Removing the paper will also really help flight performance since it'll be so much lighter.
 

FlyingTyger

Well-known member
#28
I was able to rearrange my storage racks to make room for it.
But it will be sitting there until I wrap up the current build challenges I am involved with.
 

Matthewdupreez

Legendary member
#29
I was able to rearrange my storage racks to make room for it.
But it will be sitting there until I wrap up the current build challenges I am involved with.
Ok cool...
I'm going to be starting on mine... Scaled down to 1m WS.. flaps... Ailerons.. little less dihedral.
Power pack C
2200 3s...
Bush wheels and a float set
Should be crazy fun
 

FlyingTyger

Well-known member
#30
Little more done tonight during the ARCN build party. Tail is done and on. Since there is no paper on the foam, I stiffened them up with some basswood spars.
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I also test fit the motor and spinner. Overall I am happy with how it looks.
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There is still some final sanding needed then I can give it a couple coats of Polycrylic and some trim graphics. Then we can hinge everything and mount the servos. I can see the end of the tunnel now.
 

Matthewdupreez

Legendary member
#31
Little more done tonight during the ARCN build party. Tail is done and on. Since there is no paper on the foam, I stiffened them up with some basswood spars.
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I also test fit the motor and spinner. Overall I am happy with how it looks.
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There is still some final sanding needed then I can give it a couple coats of Polycrylic and some trim graphics. Then we can hinge everything and mount the servos. I can see the end of the tunnel now.
She's looking amazing all right..

Excellent job... Nice chatting too
 
#32
Finally getting back to work on this one. All the parts have finally been finished sanded and given at least 2 coats of WBPU.
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All the surfaces were hinged using DuBro (Blenderm) hinge tape.
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For the aileron servis, I thought I would try something new. I do not like the look of servos hanging out of the airframe. So I cut small panels that the servos have been glued to. Then I lined the ends of the openings with a small strip of foam to catch the servo panel.
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The servos were centered and the arms screwed on. They are offset slightly forward to give me a little bit of aileron differential.
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Finally the wires were chased through the wing and the panels were glued in place using clear (non-foaming) gorilla glue. A little bit of extra work, but a far cleaner look.
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#33
Finally getting back to work on this one. All the parts have finally been finished sanded and given at least 2 coats of WBPU.
View attachment 228096

All the surfaces were hinged using DuBro (Blenderm) hinge tape.
View attachment 228097

For the aileron servis, I thought I would try something new. I do not like the look of servos hanging out of the airframe. So I cut small panels that the servos have been glued to. Then I lined the ends of the openings with a small strip of foam to catch the servo panel.
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The servos were centered and the arms screwed on. They are offset slightly forward to give me a little bit of aileron differential.
View attachment 228100

Finally the wires were chased through the wing and the panels were glued in place using clear (non-foaming) gorilla glue. A little bit of extra work, but a far cleaner look.
View attachment 228098
Wow this is looking to be a very very clean bud 👏👏.
Very cool Tony!