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Old 01-15-2019, 10:54 AM
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Well life has kicked in again. The basement and shop are destroyed due to a sewer pipe failure. Nothing was damaged but the sewer line runs the full length and width of the basement. EVERYTHING had to be moved to gain access to be able to do the repairs. I am not even sure where my workbench is right now....... It will be a while before I can get back to this. BUT I will return.......
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:27 PM
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Well this ended up on hold for a while again with more health junk. But I am back at it again. The construction phase is pretty much done, and I just splashed on the first coat of primer. The first coat is just a light dusting of black primer. al other coats of primer will be bright white. The black is just so I can tell when almost all of the white primer has been sanded off. This is an aircraft where weight matters, so each coat of the white has to be sanded off almost entirely just leaving what is needed to fill imperfections. Right now it really looks like a stealth missile in all flat black primer. It is nearly invisible in the pics I tried to take.

I still have not decided on a paint scheme other than it will be very bright colors for visibility.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:30 PM
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I have finally decided on a color scheme for this beast. The computer does not do the colors justice.

The yellow will be the very bright Corvette Yellow, The red is a very bright GM Fire Red (same as my truck) and the darker red along the leading edges will be a bright Metal Flake Red. In the top view the gold area in the center will be a gold heat reflective material. The same gold stuff that NASA uses to protect spacecraft from heat. On the bottom it is just a very bright white and black stripes with the same Metal Flake Red wrapping around from the top. All of the priming is now done. it is in white primer so that the colors will be brighter. I am now in the process of accumulating all of the painting supplies that I will need to get the whole thing done.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:34 PM
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How fast is this plane supposed to go?
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:29 PM
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This plane is supposed to have a level cruise speed of around 250 MPH. It will be the fastest thing I have ever flown. My fastest turbine was radared at 174 MPH.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:48 PM
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Well I been masking and paintin like crazy. I never realized just how much masking this paint scheme required. A painter I am not, and never will be. I just squirted on the final coat of color, Now I just need to cut and apply the vinyl graphics then clear the whole thing, then apply the final heat shields and trim tape and the finish will be done.
It does not look anywhere near as good as what most of you do. There are a lot more bumps and divots than there should be, but at 250MPH, no one will notice.

I just put the last color down a few minutes ago and will unmask it to see for the very first time tomorrow. Hoping to get to the clear coat this weekend.

I did order some Titanium bars to remake the engine mounts. I was concerned that the aluminum will be to close to some very hot parts and did not want to risk it softening while near red hot stainless steel. The other option was to make the parts out of steel but they are mounted right at the trailing edge of the wing and weight added to the tail has to be avoided, I an anticipating having to add a ton of nose weight. The TI will save some weight over the steel and be more than adequate to handle the temperatures. Hopefully I will soon have some pics out in the sun (IF the sun EVER comes out here again)
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:53 PM
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What radio and servos are you going to use? I would want servos that center very well, hold good and have some torque, at that speed you want good servos.
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:13 PM
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It will all be Futaba, with high end digital servos.
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