building a RC F16 scale 1:5

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Unread post29 Oct 2009, 13:36

hi everyone i started with my project. it is an RC F16 1:5 scale. i hope you like it. i accept any opinions and share techniques and skills. at this moment i´ve prepared the sections of the intake and forward fuselage. i´ve aligned it with aluminium tubes 15mm dia. and frames that they help to avoid the torsion of sections.

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Unread post31 Oct 2009, 13:48

all formers of the forward fuselage are aligned and ready to be glued.

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Unread post04 Nov 2009, 04:43

That looks great, but how are you going to make the shell? Lay up fiberglass?
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Unread post04 Nov 2009, 16:53

thanks habu,

for the original model i´ll use balsa sheet, then it will be covered with a thin layer of fiberglass and finally with aluminium sheet 0.3mm.

i don't know yet if i´ll use lay up fiberglass for the mold and final model, i´m looking for a tecnique that make the best copy of the original model

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Unread post10 Nov 2009, 03:47

some details of forward part and items for plugins aligned with the intake.

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Unread post10 Nov 2009, 04:16

Coming along, looking good.
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Unread post10 Nov 2009, 18:04

pquispea_m5 wrote:thanks habu,

for the original model i´ll use balsa sheet, then it will be covered with a thin layer of fiberglass and finally with aluminium sheet 0.3mm.

i don't know yet if i´ll use lay up fiberglass for the mold and final model, i´m looking for a tecnique that make the best copy of the original model

greets,
pablo


It is the best way for copying any object, especially your F16. The first layer has to be gellcoat, after that you can use epoxy with fiberglass. I am going to this the same way.
I think that I will cover the plug also with thin alu. It is a lot off work but the end result will be super I think.

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Unread post25 Nov 2009, 02:13

and here it is... the central module structure.

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pablo
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Unread post07 Dec 2009, 02:13

At last the four modules are ready to be sheeting. little by little the kid is growing.

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Unread post08 Dec 2009, 19:47

Looks familiar :wink: , super Pablo! Doe you know a site where I can find details of the engine?
This week I am going to try to laminate the underside of the fuselage.
Keep up the good work :thumb: .

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Peter
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Unread post09 Dec 2009, 20:36

Super!! Thanks a lot, exacly what I need for making a scale nozzle, (working).

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Unread post14 Dec 2009, 01:12

more pics...
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Unread post20 Dec 2009, 08:07

Looks great, but how heavy is that thing now?
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Unread post20 Dec 2009, 14:11

Habu wrote:Looks great, but how heavy is that thing now?


thanks habu, i dont know how heavy it is, maybe 10-15kg at the moment. for this the weigth is not important but for the final model made with fiber glass this is important and must weigth around 20kg on take off.

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