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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2014, 12:56:20 PM »
Looking very neat and workmanlike. Well done!

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2014, 03:05:32 PM »
... spurred on by Greg H. I woke at 6am and couldn't stop thinking about the "next steps" so I got up and started building!  ???

Jack,  I believe the 2014 racing season has already begun!  So far Simon has a slight lead, but Greg is close behind!

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2014, 03:17:25 PM »
Yuh Think?

What about the silent ones.

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2014, 09:50:52 PM »
I think Simon is going to win this race ;)... Took today off from building to keep my ice pilot status
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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2014, 09:53:53 AM »
Looks great. Spring can't come soon enough.
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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2014, 10:07:29 AM »
Thanks everyone.  Here's the last shot of the plane with an unpainted fuse, showing the wings on.

Today I've been doing the servo cut-outs.  Now need to solder the extensions to the servos and feed them through the wing. Right pain!  >:(

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2014, 11:19:43 AM »
Very nice!

I first noticed this at the Pilot's Meeting...  Those tail surfaces look SO tiny!  I assume they'll look more normal when the elevator is added.  Will there be a rudder?  Maybe they're a suitable size because of the long tail moment... or maybe not  ;D

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2014, 01:51:07 PM »
Simon you have outdone yourself. That is a beautiful build quality and you should be proud of it. The before paint photos show a very nicely built fuselage.

 I would gladly campaign it if you were looking for an experienced champion pilot.
Yea 400W/lb should about do it.. But wouldn't a nice round 500 be better?

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2014, 10:13:54 PM »
It's starting to look faster!  ;)

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2014, 11:15:01 PM »
Wow!  It has even assumed the obligatory TEMAC landing attitude!!

Bravo!

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2014, 07:35:52 AM »
Very nice!
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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2014, 01:30:50 PM »
Lookin' good!  But is there something wrong with the top side?  It looks like it's hiding it's face.

Hey!  That's silver fuselage looks great!  What kind of paint did you use?

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2014, 01:57:56 PM »
The top of the wing isn't covered! So yes, it's hiding!

Paint is Tamiya spray can. Regular silver leaf TS-30, I think.  I then did 1 coat of WBPU varnish.

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2014, 09:07:32 AM »
I've had my head in the sand about 1 thing during this whole build....well, maybe 2 actually! Weight and CG.

I decided that I couldn't hide any longer and needed to weigh my model, yesterday.  Now this is the weight without ailerons, and no aileron control rods, so finished weight will be slightly heavier, but I was delighted by what I saw!

First photo is fuse only, with motor, ESC, RX, elevator servo and lipo.

Second photo is the wing laid on top of all the above, so AUW.

Now I just need to figure out where to put the CG......I'm going to use the LAR method!  ;)

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Re: Slipstream
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2014, 10:15:52 AM »
That wing top covering is going to add about 100g!  And don't forget about your racing stripes!